***HMX EDIT 12/16***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 system (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,” with all songs available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and 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.
$10.99 USD, £5.99 UK, €8.99 EU (880 Microsoft Points, 1100 Wii Points™) for the “Experience Jimi Hendrix 01” pack
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
To discuss this DLC please visit the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forum.
For all DLC song credits, including album and genre info as well as difficulty ratings, you can check out the Songs page.
And for awesome background information on this content, including recording details, album of origin, and release details you can head on over to the Rock Band 'Zine for brand new articles!
I just got confirmation from the Audio team that our version of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live) is from Woodstock, but it's shorter than the version that appears on the album. The stems we received are 6:39 long, so that's what you can expect on Tuesday. It is sure to be EPIC so start practicing your finger exercises now.
Yes, you will finally be able to play All Along the Watchtower in Rock Band.Here are the Rock Band Network songs that came to Xbox 360 on Thursday, 12/15/2011:
Niño Burbuja - "Mil Rosas" (80 MSP)
Silent House - "In Between" (80 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "V is for Vampire" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Hey There Mr. Brooks (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect" (80 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Sad Wings" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph" (160 MSP)
Bankai - "The Epic, Part 3.7 (RBN Remix)" (80 MSP)
Gigakoops - "Death In General" (80 MSP)
Kari Kimmel - "Go" (160 MSP)
Solution .45 - "Lethean Tears" (80 MSP)
Jerry Naylor - "All I Want Is You" (160 MSP)
Jerry Naylor - "Don't Ever Change" (160 MSP)
Jerry Naylor - "Real Wild Child" (160 MSP)
Jerry Naylor - "Tear It Up" (160 MSP)
Mike Kotulka - "Love's the Profit" (80 MSP)
The Black Beverly Heels - "Dark Beat" (80 MSP)
And here are the PS3 RBN releases scheduled for Tuesday, 12/20/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 12/21/2011 (Europe)
Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" ($1.99) - Metal
Alien Ant Farm - "Courage" ($1.99) - Rock
Powerman 5000 - "Show Me What You've Got" ($1.99) - Nu-Metal
Free Spirit - "Cry of an Eagle" ($1.99) - Rock
Dance for the Dying - "Echo" ($0.99) - Pop-Rock
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