The Penny Arcade Expo is an annual gamer festival in Washington state, created by the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic. This year’s PAX takes place Sept. 4-6 in Seattle and will feature performances from Jonathan Coulton, MC Frontalot and Paul & Storm. Freezepop will also perform at PAX and offer up a three pack that includes “Get Ready 2 Rokk,” “Less Talk More Rokk” and “Science Genius Girl.” If you’re attending PAX, be sure to stop by the Harmonix/MTV Games booth (682) to check out The Beatles: Rock Band firsthand.
Also this week, tracks from American rockers 3 Doors Down, AFI and Audioslave and 70s R&B outfit Jackson 5 will also be available for download next week in the Rock Band Music Store. These songs were previously available for Rock Band Unplugged and will now be available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION3 and Wii Rock Band fans.
Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Sept. 8) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Sept. 10):
- Freezepop – “Get Ready 2 Rokk” *
- Freezepop – “Less Talk More Rokk” *
- Freezepop – “Science Genius Girl” *
- Jonathan Coulton – “Re: Your Brains” *
- MC Frontalot – “Origin of Species” *
- Paul & Storm – “Opening Band” *
- 3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite”
- AFI – “Miss Murder”
- Audioslave – “Gasoline”
- Jackson 5 – “ABC”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as Freezepop Pack 01 and The PAX 2009 Collection as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track *Denotes $0.99 USD, £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$2.99 USD, £1.69 UK, €2.29 EU (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Freezepop Pack 01 and The PAX 2009 Collection
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track *Denotes $1.00 (100 Wii Points) per track
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Talking Heads add an additional five downloadable tracks to Wii Rock Band, joining the already available “Psycho Killer.” The five songs available for download next week span a good deal of Talking Heads’ career, including “Take Me to the River” from the band’s second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food; “Crosseyed & Painless” and “Once in a Lifetime” from the band’s fourth studio album, Remain in Light; “Girlfriend is Better” from the band’s fifth album, Speaking in Tongues; and “And She Was” from the band’s sixth album, Little Creatures. Additionally, singles from Avenged Sevenfold, The Jam, Oasis and Rage Against the Machine will be available in the Wii Rock Band Music Store next week. This brings the number of songs available for download in the Wii Rock Band Music Store to 667.
Additional tracks available for Wii (Sept. 8):
- Avenged Sevenfold – “Bat Country”
- The Jam – “A Town Called Malice”
- The Jam – “Going Underground”
- Oasis – “Supersonic” (Live)
- Rage Against the Machine – “Guerilla Radio”
- Talking Heads – “And She Was”
- Talking Heads – “Crosseyed & Painless”
- Talking Heads – “Girlfriend is Better”
- Talking Heads – “Once in a Lifetime”
- Talking Heads – “Take Me to the River”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per track
Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Godsmack’s “I Stand Alone” and Stone Roses’ “Love Spreads” to the 37 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP system.
Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Sept. 10):
- Godsmack – “I Stand Alone”
- Stone Roses – “Love Spreads”
$1.99, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU per track on the PSP system
To discuss this DLC please visit the official thread - http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162016 - in Community's Greatest Hits.
For all DLC song credits and other juicy details you can check out The Music page.
And, as always, for awesome background information on our DLC and other articles please visit the Rock Band 'Zine.