Next Week's Downloads Bring Queen to Rock Band, 'Abbey Road' Album to The Beatles

It looks like next week will be a costly one for some Rock Band owners, as developer Harmonix is slated to unleash some rather anticipated downloadable add-ons.

Those with plain old Rock Band or Rock Band 2 will be tempted by the addition of ten Queen tunes, all of which are original master recordings. Each tune will go for $2 / 160 MS Points / 200 Wii Points, with the entire ten-pack going for $16 / 1280 MS Points.

Meanwhile, owners of The Beatles: Rock Band will be able to expand their song libraries with the remaining tracks from "Abbey Road," including the 16-minute B-side medley. Songs will be available individually at $2 / 160 MS Points / 200 Wii Points or collectively through a $17 /1360 MS Point bundle, with more albums on the way.

Expect both sets of downloadable content to hit Xbox 360 and Wii on Tuesday, October 20, with PlayStation 3 availability coming Thursday, October 22. Should you desire a full list of the various tunes soon to be on offer, look no further than below:

Queen Pack (Rock Band, Rock Band 2)

  • "Another One Bites the Dust"
  • "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  • "One Vision"
  • "Fat Bottomed Girls"
  • "I Want It All"
  • "I Want To Break Free"
  • "Killer Queen"
  • "Somebody To Love"
  • "Tie Your Mother Down"
  • "Under Pressure"
Abbey Road (The Beatles: Rock Band)
    Release Date: October 20, 2009
    Pricing: $16.98 (or 1360 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for album
    $1.99 (or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for individual tracks
    • "Come Together"*
    • "Something"*
    • "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
    • "Oh! Darling"
    • "Octopus's Garden"*
    • "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"*
    • "Here Comes The Sun"*
    • "Because"
    • "You Never Give Me Your Money"
    • "Sun King"
    • "Mean Mr. Mustard"
    • "Polythene Pam"
    • "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"
    • "Golden Slumbers"
    • "Carry That Weight"
    • "The End"*
    • "Her Majesty"

    In addition, purchasers of the full album download of Abbey Road will have the option to play the famous 16-minute B-side medley as a single continuous track. The medley includes "You Never Give Me Your Money," "Sun King," "Mean Mr. Mustard," "Polythene Pam," "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight" and "The End."

    *Included among the game's 45 on-disc tracks.