Rockband DLC of the Week 1/26/2010

Blue Oyster Cult, Motorhead, Rage Against the Machine and More

January 22, 2010 – In a press release today, Harmonix announced new dlc for its Rockband and Rockband 2 platforms for this week, soon to be available on the Playstation Network, Xbox Live and Wii.

Blue Oyster Cult, whose “cult” (sorry, couldn’t resist) classic “Don’t Fear the Reaper” was one of the headlining songs of the original game returns with two new tracks including “Godzilla”. Also included in the update are “tracks from 70s space rock group Hawkwind ,former Canadian alternative rock band I Mother Earth, iconic heavy metal rockers Motörhead, classic Scottish rockers Nazareth (“Hair of the Dog”, re-recorded from their classic 1974 single) and American rockers Rage Against the Machine.”

Check out the full list of songs below. All this DLC will be available for the Wii and Xbox 360 on January 26th and on the Playstation Network January 28th. Pricing is $1.99 (160 Microsoft points) per track and $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track depending on your system of choice.

• Blue Öyster Cult – “Godzilla”

• Blue Öyster Cult – “Transmaniacon MC”

• Hawkwind – “Master of the Universe”

• I Mother Earth – “Levitate”

• Motörhead – “Killed by Death ’08”

• Nazareth – “Hair of the Dog” (2008 re-recording)

• Rage Against the Machine – “Bulls on Parade”

Another week and another set of downloadable content from Harmonix. Say what you will about saturation in the music game genre, but since launching the “platform” Harmonix has kept its word about downloadable content coming every single week. That’s as strong a commitment to the gaming community and its fans as any company has made over the last few years, even if some weeks are less awe inspiring as others. This week is not blowing the doors off the place, so to speak, but its another solid week of rock music with some songs and bands sprinkled in that many gamers might not have heard of. Plus, with the launch of the Rockband Network ,work continuing on Rockband: Greenday and the almost confirmed but as of yet unspecified “other game”that Harmonix is working on, we can probably begrudge Harmonix a few weeks of less than completely stellar songs.

All that being said, I want my Third Eye Blind DLC now Harmonix. To quote everyone’s favorite warden from Shawshank “Not tomorrow, not after breakfast, now!”

Source: Harmonix/MTV Games