When I was stuck in Olympia WA last week, the saving grace of our stay was our gracious host Kirk Leonnard and his girlfriend Amy, and their guest room devoted to their Xbox 360, and more specifically, Rock Band. It was there that Kirty South and I found solace, singing and plucking our depression away to the likes of the Beastie Boys, The Marshall Tucker Band and Black Sabbath. We also discussed woman-repellent music including Canadian arena rock champions, Rush. Oh! If only we had access to the tracks that will be made available tomorrow. We would have driven poor Amy completely bonkers.
From B|W|R Public Relations:
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today additional Rush tracks will be available at the Rock Bandâ„¢ Music Store catalog of downloadable content. On July 8th, air drummers and guitarists will rejoice when direct from the Rush Masters Vault the exclusive Rock Band versions of â€œCloser To The Heartâ€ and â€œWorking Man (Vault Edition)â€ (featuring never released alternative guitar solo) are made available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft). Rush now have 5 songs available for Rock Band including cover versions of â€œTom Sawyer,â€ â€œLimelightâ€ and â€œWorking Man,â€ almost a full-set by prog rock standards!
Also available are two amazing tracks from six-time Grammy® winning, multi-platinum funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers. â€œSnow ((Hey Oh))â€ and â€œTell Me Babyâ€ from their critically acclaimed ninth studio double album Stadium Arcadium will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Marketplace).
Release date: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace)
Thursday, July 10, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)
From the RUSH Masters Vault:
â€œCloser To The Heartâ€
” Man (Vault Edition)â€
Hot Chili Peppers
” ((Hey Oh))â€
â€œTell Me Babyâ€
(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)
Price: 1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Marketplace) per track
Locations: LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
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