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Rock Band DLC rocks out with Roy Orbison, KISS

Harmonix celebrates the (would-be) 75th birthday of singer Roy Orbison and rock icons KISS with the upcoming crop of downloadable content.


Next week, Harmonix pays respect to Roy Orbison by releasing a trio of tracks for Rock Band 3 during, what would have been, the singer's 75th birthday week. Need something a little more "demonic"? Harmonix also revealed that two rare live tracks from KISS will also arrive next week.

The two KISS tracks come from the band's 1975 "Dressed to Kill" tour, and have never been released on any album. Orbison's tracks come courtesy of the 1980's and Roy's "In Dreams: Greatest Hits" album.

All tracks will be available on April 26 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii. Each track is available for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points, 200 Wii Points). Pro guitar and pro bass upgrades are available for select songs (tracks marked with an 'x') for an additional $0.99 (80MSP, 100WP).

  • Roy Orbison: 75th Birthday Pack (Available as a set or individually)

    • Roy Orbison – “Blue Bayou”

    • Roy Orbison – “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)”

    • Roy Orbison – “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)” x

  • KISS – “Rock and Roll All Nite (Live)” x

  • KISS – “Strutter (Live)”

Xav de Matos was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    April 22, 2011 1:00 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Rock Band DLC rocks out with Roy Orbison, KISS.

    Harmonix celebrates the (would-be) 75th birthday of singer Roy Orbison and rock icons KISS with the upcoming crop of downloadable content.

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      April 22, 2011 1:28 PM

      By definition, you cannot rock out to Roy Orbison. It's like rocking out to James Last.

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        April 22, 2011 1:37 PM

        Do not mock Roy Orbison. He was "The Man."

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          April 22, 2011 1:43 PM

          I submit to you that Orbison is no better than Barry Manilow, sir.

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            April 22, 2011 1:58 PM

            I don't recall Manillow ever being in a band with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.


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              April 22, 2011 4:08 PM

              Badazing! Honestly, Roy would be so tired of being lonely, I mean, I still have some love to give to him, but nobody else does. But won't you show him that you really care?

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            April 22, 2011 4:34 PM

            Roy Orbison wipes the floor with Manilow. Not only did Orbison have a number of lasting hits of his own, he did a bit of the Dylan-like thing were a number of people had hit songs that were covers of Orbison songs.

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      April 22, 2011 1:46 PM

      God damned live versions :(

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        April 22, 2011 1:46 PM

        IIRC its from the definitive 1978 live concert, just not as released tracks on the concert album.

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        April 22, 2011 4:12 PM

        Excuse me? Have you never heard Peter Frampton's, Frampton Comes Alive? Live at Royal Albert Hall, Concert For George Harrison? Pink Floyd's, Is There Anybody Out There? Look these things up!

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          April 22, 2011 4:29 PM

          Rosewood is likely commenting that live tracks - while great to be heard - often are the worst tracks to actually play in RB, because of possibly extended solos or added stanzas, changes from how you already know the studio release, and the like.

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