On September 20th, Nirvana’s era defining Nevermind will be reissued as a deluxe 5-disc package to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its September 24th, 1991 release. Rock Band will celebrate the band’s career by releasing 4 songs new to the Rock Band catalog and adding Pro Guitar/Bass upgrades to 10 existing Nirvana tracks.
Since the entirety of Nevermind’s tracklist already appears in Rock Band’s catalog, we’ve gone to other releases for this collection celebrating the band’s career, and the “Celebrating Nirvana Pack” is an amazing collection in its own right. The pack features 3 of the biggest songs from 1993’s In Utero, “Rape Me”, “All Apologies”, and “Heart-Shaped Box”, the last of which also features a Pro Guitar/Bass upgrade.
The pack is rounded out with one of the last tracks known to be recorded by the band, “You Know You’re Right”. The track was recorded in 1994 but remained unreleased until the compilation album Nirvana in 2002. Upon its release, it charted at #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts.
In addition, Rock Band is upgrading a staggering 10 tracks from the existing Nirvana catalog with Pro Guitar/Bass upgrades! Get ready to play along with your favorite Nirvana songs on your Rock Band 3 compatible Pro Hardware!
As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. “Heart-Shaped Box” also features Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download. 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.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 on September 20th, 2011
- Nirvana – “Heart-Shaped Box” X
- Nirvana – “Rape Me”
- Nirvana – “All Apologies”
- Nirvana – “You Know You’re Right”
The Nirvana new tracks will be available as “Celebrating Nirvana Pack” for $6.99, and all tracks will be available for purchase individually for $1.99 on Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3, and $2.00 on Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
PRO GUITAR/BASS UPGRADES
These are upgrades to existing songs within the Rock Band Catalog.
- Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
- Nirvana – “Breed”
- Nirvana – “Polly”
- Nirvana – “Territorial Pissings”
- Nirvana – “Lounge Act”
- Nirvana – “Stay Away”
- Nirvana – “On a Plain”
- Nirvana – “Something in the Way”
- Nirvana – “Lithium (live)”
- Nirvana – “Come As You Are (live)”
These tracks and upgrades will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 on September 21st.
To discuss this DLC, please visit the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forums.