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More Instruments for Beatles Rock Band

Image via Kotaku

Image via Kotaku

Harmonix announced today that in addition to the previously announced Beatles Rock Band bundled instruments (Höfner bass controller, Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums, microphone, and mic stand), there will also be two more branded standalone instruments.  Going with these instruments are the replica Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet™ guitars.  These new instruments are expected to be out when the game is released 9/9/09, and the retail price is $99.99.

UPDATE: I’ve attached a picture of the new guitar controllers obtained from Kotaku since Amazon.com is taking their sweet time getting me my pre-order club code.

Beatles Rock Band Pre-Order Club is Active

Just received the following email from Harmonix. Looks like the Beatles Rock Band Pre-Order Club is up and running. Based upon what it states, if you pre-order the game from selected retailers, you can get a code that you can input into the Beatles Rock Band site to see sneak previews from the game prior to its 9/9/09 release.  You can also sign up there to get put on the email list.

They Grow Up So Fast

Watch just after about 1:30 in… he throws up the horns!  Rock on, kiddo!

Rock Band DLC = Number of the Beast!

Rock Band in HELL!!!

The total DLC count this week hit 666… that’s pretty metal.  Check out the press release on Destructoid; it’s pretty funny!

Harmonix and MTV Games Throw Up the Horns and Announce 666 Song Milestone in Rock Band® Music Catalog

This Was Completely Coincidental, and Totally F***ing Awesome

Cambridge, Mass. – April 29th, 2009 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, MTV Games, and The Dark Lord Satan today announced that after the release of pioneer alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction’s ‘Nothing’s Shocking,’ the Rock Band music catalog has achieved the most metal of milestones, hitting a grand total of 666 tracks!

“That’s a hell of a lot of songs,” stated Alex Rigopulos, President and Co-Founder, Harmonix. “We owe much of the success of the Rock Band franchise to the Dark Lord. We couldn’t have done it without you, buddy!”

“This is a great day for music fans and gamers alike,” said Lucifer, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Hell. “Since its inception, Rock Band has included some of the darkest and most brutal bands of all time, including Megadeth, Judas Priest, Testament and, of course, my personal favorite, The Naked Brothers Band. Now if they’d just get some Iron Maiden masters, I swear I’d never leave the Pit of Everlasting Torment.”

Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers’ hellacious 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 2 is now available nationwide and supports all previously downloaded content.  The groundbreaking music platform that forever changed the face of music video games is committed to taking gaming to the next level with the evolution of the franchise.

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated “T” for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com  and www.harmonixmusic.com

About MTV Games

MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com.

About Hell

Hell is the world’s leading collector of damned souls and developer of innovative torment for sinners everywhere. Founded in 1967, Hell has become the go-to source for everlasting punishment, hopelessness, and things that are decidedly metal. For more information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell

© 2008 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company. Satan, Lucifer, Dark Lord, the number 666, Pit of Everlasting Torment, and ASCII devil horns are all trademarks of HeLLC GmbH.


Good job, Harmonix… and HELL!!!!

[via Destructoid]

I Don’t Want to Compete Against Him

4 Year Old Drummer playing The Who

Ready to Rock… Almost

What started as a Twitter account talking about all things Rock Band has evolved into this, a full fledged blog. It’s alright to link to things, but sometimes you need to have more than 140 characters to talk about Rock Band developments. It’s still in process, and if you’ve recently stumbled upon this, bare with me for a little bit longer as I continue to make changes. Thanks for visiting!