Named the greatest guitar player of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in its recent “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” feature, there are few unfamiliar with the legendary songwriter and performer Jimi Hendrix. The guitar virtuoso’s playing style redefined rock and roll, infusing his unparalleled technical ability with an extreme and experimental sound that wowed audiences, changing music history for decades to come. On December 20th, Harmonix is proud to be adding seven classic Hendrix tracks to the Rock Band Music Store.
1968’s Hendrix-produced Electric Ladyland album features some of the musician’s most popular and enduring songs. Three songs from this classic – “Long Hot Summer Night,” “Gypsy Eyes,” and “All Along the Watchtower” – kick off the pack. An incendiary live performance of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” recorded at the legendary Woodstock festival, is also included in the pack. The pack of seven tracks also includes “Dolly Dagger,” “Freedom,” and “Angel” from First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. These songs were originally recorded for 1971’s Rainbow Bridge and The Cry of Love albums.
Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades for two of the tracks, “All Along the Watchtower” and “Freedom,” will be available. Pro upgrades for previously available Hendrix songs, “Purple Haze” and “Little Wing,” will also be offered. A full list of the extensive catalog of Jimi Hendrix songs playable in Rock Band can be found here.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 on December 20th, 2011
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Long Hot Summer Night” O
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Gypsy Eyes”
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “All Along the Watchtower” X
- Jimi Hendrix – “Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live)”
- Jimi Hendrix – “Dolly Dagger”
- Jimi Hendrix – “Freedom” O X
- Jimi Hendrix – “Angel”
Pro Guitar/Bass Upgrades for Legacy Songs
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Purple Haze”
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Little Wing”
These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system December 21st.
The tracks will be available as “Experience Jimi Hendrix Pack 01” for $10.99, with all songs available for purchase individually for $1.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and $2.00 on Wii. Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song. For more information about Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades, visit our support section. Rock Band 3 Pro Mode requires Rock Band Pro-compatible instrument controllers.
To discuss this DLC, please visit the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forums.