March Rock Band DLC Includes NIN, Metallica, Sabbath, Skynyrd, Iron Maiden, More (Updated)

Update: A spokesperson for MTV Games and Harmonix has informed Shacknews that OXM's March DLC calendar "is a tentative schedule and subject to change."

"Please stay tuned for confirmation of Rock Band DLC closer to their release," the representative noted.

Original Story: The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Harmonix's Rock Band will soon receive such long-requested tracks as Metallica's "Fuel" and Nine Inch Nails' "March of the Pigs" and "The Perfect Drug" along with more tracks from Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden, and others.

Word of the songs emerged from the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine, which contained a calendar detailing all of the downloadable content scheduled for March. Each track is expected to sell at the traditional rate of 160 Microsoft Points ($1.99), with the occasional three-song bundle offering a slight savings at 440 Microsoft Points ($5.49).

Shacknews has contact Harmonix for more information and confirmation of the schedule. Read on for the full list.

Thrash Three-Pack
-"Blinded By Fear" by At The Gates
-"Shadow World" by Haunted
-"Thrasher" by Evile
March 4, 2008 - Xbox Live Marketplace
March 6, 2008 - PlayStation Store

-"Message In A Bottle" by Police
-"Shooting Star" as made famous by Bad Company (Cover)
-"Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
March 11, 2008 - Xbox Live Marketplace
March 13, 2008 - PlayStation Store

NIN Three-Pack
-"March of the Pigs" by Nine Inch Nails
-"The Collector" by Nine Inch Nails
-"The Perfect Drug" by Nine Inch Nails
March 18, 2008 - Xbox Live Marketplace
March 20, 2008 - PlayStation Store

Metal Three-Pack
-"Fuel" by Metallica
-"Supernaut" as made famous by Black Sabbath (Cover)
-"Wrathchild" as made famous by Iron Maiden (Cover)
March 25, 2008 - Xbox Live Marketplace
March 27, 2008 - PlayStation Store

From The Chatty
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    January 31, 2008 8:07 AM

    March of the Pigs? The Perfect Drug?

    Holy shit, *NOW* I am buying Rock Band.

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      January 31, 2008 8:14 AM

      Drums on TPD should be hella nice!
      (not that I could keep up though...)

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        January 31, 2008 8:19 AM

        It should be interesting. I don't think they've ever played TPD live on account of the drums.

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          January 31, 2008 8:47 AM

          Yeah, even on expert I don't think they could match that one 1 to 1. ;)

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          January 31, 2008 12:04 PM

          This is true. On the NIN site they used to do a section where they answered fan questions. One question that was asked was if they would ever play The Perfect Drug live, and the drummer said something along the lines of they'd play "Anything that wouldn't make his arms fall off afterwards." Effectively saying "no, I would die"

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      January 31, 2008 8:33 AM

      Yep, eff Guitar Hero 3 --- It's Rock Band time baby!

    • spl legacy 10 years
      January 31, 2008 9:12 AM

      no fucking shit i'm pumped

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      January 31, 2008 9:29 AM

      I predict both of those songs will give me a seizure when I play them on drums... And I will love it.

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      January 31, 2008 10:47 AM




      I can't wait to sing and drum on this one.

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        January 31, 2008 1:54 PM

        CRAWL RIGHT UP ON YOUR KNEES!!! I can't stop pumping cum.

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      January 31, 2008 11:16 AM

      I can't wait to play March of the Pigs. I actually threw my arms up in the air when I saw it listed.

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      January 31, 2008 1:16 PM

      I was very pleased to see both those tracks... Now, how about downward spiral as a full album download pls thx.

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      February 1, 2008 9:25 PM

      Honestly, I don't understand how the drums are possible in 'March of Pigs'. It's so fast and unrelenting.

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