Harmonix and MTV Games announced that a four pack of tracks from icon rock stars Spinal Tap, along with a three pack from Evanescence, will be added to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content next week for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system.
Three of the four Spinal Tap tracks (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Back from the Dead,Ã¢â‚¬Â Rock Ã¢â‚¬ËœnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Roll NightmareÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Warmer Than HellÃ¢â‚¬Â) come from the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new album Back From The Dead (The Label Industry Records/A2M) also being released on June 16. The fourth track in the new Rock Band package will be Ã¢â‚¬Å“Saucy Jack,Ã¢â‚¬Â a song St. Hubbins wrote about the life of Jack the Ripper, which was previously only available on the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website. Back From The Dead features new versions of the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s classic hits and six newly recorded songs plus an hour-long DVD. The DVD is a track-by-track video commentary by members David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tap has always gone where the audience is,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Smalls. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We hope this time the audience reciprocates. Whatever that means.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Best known as Ã¢â‚¬Å“EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Loudest Heavy Metal Band,” Spinal Tap was forever immortalized in the 1984 classic film Ã¢â‚¬Å“This Is Spinal Tap,Ã¢â‚¬Â which the group immediately labeled a Ã¢â‚¬Å“hatchet jobÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“character assassination.Ã¢â‚¬Â Since that time, the film has been added to The Library of Congress’ National Film RegistryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s list of 25 American cinematic works selected for historical preservation – called a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœculturally significantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ work. Besides their new album, Spinal Tap will be reuniting for their Ã¢â‚¬ËœOne Night Only World TourÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ when they play LondonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wembley Arena on June 30.
Grammy Award-winning rockers Evanescence also make their Rock Band debut next week with a three pack of the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest hits. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bring Me to Life,Ã¢â‚¬Â from the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2004 multi-platinum debut album, Fallen, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Call Me When YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re SoberÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Weight of the World,Ã¢â‚¬Â from 2006Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s The Open Door, will all be available in the Rock Band Music Store beginning June 16.
Evanescence Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bring Me to LifeÃ¢â‚¬Â
Evanescence Ã¢â‚¬Å“Call Me When YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re SoberÃ¢â‚¬Â
Evanescence Ã¢â‚¬Å“Weight of the WorldÃ¢â‚¬Â
Spinal Tap Ã¢â‚¬Å“Back from the DeadÃ¢â‚¬Â
Spinal Tap Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rock Ã¢â‚¬ËœnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Roll NightmareÃ¢â‚¬Â
Spinal Tap Ã¢â‚¬Å“Saucy JackÃ¢â‚¬Â
Spinal Tap Ã¢â‚¬Å“Warmer Than HellÃ¢â‚¬Â
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as part of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Spinal Tap PackÃ¢â‚¬Â and the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Evanescence PackÃ¢â‚¬Â or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 systems.
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for “Evanescence Pack”
$6.99(560 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Ã¢â‚¬Å“Spinal Tap PackÃ¢â‚¬Â
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
Release Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
(Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360)
Thursday,June 18, 2009