Rock Band Signs Judas priest, The Dead Weather, Big Dipper & More

July 10, 2009 Written by Richard Allen

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**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**

JUDAS PRIEST, THE DEAD WEATHER, BIG DIPPER OFFER THREE PACKS FOR ROCK BAND

Plus tracks from Radiohead and Killswitch Engage for Rock Band Unplugged!

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that three packs from new power group The Dead Weather, metal legends Judas Priest and indie rockers Big Dipper 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 PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Additionally, back-catalog tracks from The Pixies, Foreigner, The Killers, Spinal Tap and more will be available in the Wii™ Rock Band Music Store, and tracks from Radiohead and Killswitch Engage will be available for Rock Band Unplugged.

New Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3
The Dead Weather pack, available next week, will include “Hang You From the Heavens,” “No Hassle Night” and “Treat Me Like Your Mother” from the band’s debut album, Horehound. The three pack will be available July 14, coinciding with the album release from the super group, composed of Jack White of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes. In addition, three live songs from Judas Priest and three songs from Big Dipper will also be available July 14 for Rock Band fans.

Tracks available for Xbox 360 (July 14) and PLAYSTATION 3 (July 16):

Big Dipper “All Going Out Together”
Big Dipper “She’s Fetching”
Big Dipper “Younger Bums”
Judas Priest “Dissident Aggressor (Live)”
Judas Priest “Eat Me Alive (Live)”
Judas Priest “Prophecy (Live)”
The Dead Weather “Hang You From the Heavens”
The Dead Weather “No Hassle Night”
The Dead Weather “Treat Me Like Your Mother”

(All tracks are original master recordings)

These tracks will be available for purchase as part of the “Big Dipper Pack,” “Judas Priest Pack,” “The Dead Weather Pack 01” or as individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 systems.

Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Killswitch Engage’s “My Curse” and Radiohead’s “My Iron Lung” to the 19 tracks already available via the Rock Band Unplugged in-game music store for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (July 9):

Radiohead “My Iron Lung”
Killswitch Engage “My Curse”

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **