|Cambridge, Mass. – April 10, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that Chinese Democracy, the sixth and most recent album from Guns N’ Roses, will be released in its entirety to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content on April 14, 2009.
The highly anticipated November 2008 release of Chinese Democracy was Guns N’ Roses’ first official music release in 15 years. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, at #2 on the UK Albums chart and was certified platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America on February 3, 2009. Chinese Democracy has already sold nearly three million copies.
Formed in the early 80s in Los Angeles, Guns N’ Roses has sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide. The band’s 1987 major label debut Appetite for Destruction, featuring the hits “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” has sold in excess of 28 million copies and remains to this day the fastest-selling debut album in history.
Next week’s Rock Band Music Store lineup will feature 13 songs from Chinese Democracy. With “Shackler’s Revenge” from Chinese Democracy already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack, the DLC album includes the following tracks:
Street of Dreams
If the World
There Was a Time
Catcher in the Rye
Riad N’ the Bedouins
This I Love
(All tracks are original master recordings)
The tracks will be available for purchase as an album or individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.
The tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks only for Wii.
Release Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
(Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii (Release date for downloadable content in the Wii Rock Band Music Store is subject to change.)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
$1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 or 200 Wii Points for Wii per track
$19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for album (The Chinese Democracy tracks can be purchased as individual tracks or as a full album pack for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system only. )
Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360
In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii (Wii Points must be purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel)
Rock Band 2 is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the hard drive of the Wii or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
There are now more than 630 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.
Rock Band and Rock Band 2are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.