Rock Band Signs Spinal Tap, Styx & Jane’s Addiction

August 4, 2009 Written by Richard Allen



Plus tracks from Jane’s Addiction and Styx for Rock Band Unplugged!

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced they will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of This is Spinal Tap, by making available newly recorded versions of the songs featured in the cult classic film and its 1984 soundtrack album. The songs will be available in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content this week on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. With the addition of the Spinal Tap tracks, the Rock Band music platform now offers more than 800 songs to consumers via disc and download, and has surpassed more than 50 million paid downloads to date. Additional tracks from Jane’s Addiction and Styx will be available for Rock Band Unplugged.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 Systems

The 11 songs that comprised the film’s original soundtrack were recently re-imagined and newly interpreted by the band for its latest CD Back From The Dead. The end result is that England’s Loudest Heavy Metal Band, Spinal Tap, has never sounded better. Back From The Dead also features six brand new songs including “Back from the Dead,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare” and “Warmer Than Hell” which are already available in the Rock Band Music Store and an hour-long DVD featuring band commentary. This is Spinal Tap is now available on Blu-Ray from MGM Home Entertainment.

Tracks available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Aug. 4) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Aug. 6):

  • Spinal Tap “(Funky) Sex Farm”
  • Spinal Tap “(Listen to the) Flower People (Reggae Stylee)”
  • Spinal Tap “America”
  • Spinal Tap “Big Bottom”
  • Spinal Tap “Cups and Cakes”
  • Spinal Tap “Gimme Some Money”
  • Spinal Tap “Heavy Duty”
  • Spinal Tap “Hell Hole”
  • Spinal Tap “Rock ‘n’ Roll Creation”
  • Spinal Tap “Stonehenge”
  • Spinal Tap “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight”

(All tracks are original master recordings from Back From The Dead recording sessions.)

These tracks will be available for purchase as part of the “Spinal Tap’s TAP TEN” or as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 systems.

Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$17.99 (1440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Spinal Tap’s TAP TEN”

Rock Band Unplugged Tracks for PSP®System
Rock Band Unplugged fans will enjoy the addition of Jane’s Addiction’s “Had a Dad” and Styx’s “Renegade” to the 25 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 30):

  • Jane’s Addiction “Had a Dad”
  • Styx “Renegade”

Price: $1.99, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU per track on the PSP system

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