April 11, 2009 // 9:17 pm
- The band's sixth and most recent album will be available for download next week.
To quote: Guns' N Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is coming to "Rock Band" for all platforms. The DLC album will include 12 tracks; the 13th song "Shackler's Revenge" is already on the disc for "Rock Band 2," but other songs from the album will be available for purchase separately.
"Chinese Democracy" will be available on Tuesday, April 14 for Xbox 360 and Wii and on Thursday, April 16 for PlayStation Network. The cost of the tracks will be $1.99 (PSN) or 160 Microsoft Points per track. On Wii, individual songs will cost 200 Wii Points (or $2.00 each). The album download will be $19.99 or 1600 Microsoft Points; this option is not available for the Wii.
Press Release: GUNS N' ROSES ALBUM CHINESE DEMOCRACY SHREDS ITS WAY ON TO ROCK BAND®
Cambridge, Mass. - April 10, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that Chinese Democracy, the sixth and most recent album from Guns N' Roses, will be released in its entirety to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content on April 14, 2009.
The highly anticipated November 2008 release of Chinese Democracy was Guns N' Roses' first official music release in 15 years. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, at #2 on the UK Albums chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on February 3, 2009. Chinese Democracy has already sold nearly three million copies.
Formed in the early 80s in Los Angeles, Guns N' Roses has sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide. The band's 1987 major label debut Appetite for Destruction, featuring the hits "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City" and "Sweet Child o' Mine," has sold in excess of 28 million copies and remains to this day the fastest-selling debut album in history.
Next week's Rock Band Music Store lineup will feature 13 songs from Chinese Democracy. With "Shackler's Revenge" from Chinese Democracy already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack, the DLC album includes the following tracks:
Tracks: Chinese Democracy
â€˘ Street of Dreams
â€˘ If the World
â€˘ There Was a Time
â€˘ Catcher in the Rye
â€˘ Riad N' the Bedouins
â€˘ This I Love
(All tracks are original master recordings)
The tracks will be available for purchase as an album or individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. The tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks only for Wii.
Release Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii)
Thursday, April 16, 2009 (PlayStation®Store)
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
Price: $1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 per track
$2.00 or 200 Wii Points for Wii per track
$19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for album
Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360
In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii
Rock Band 2 is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and Wiiâ„˘ home videogame console from Nintendo.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the hard drive of the Wii or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
There are now more than 630 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans' and gamers' voracious 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 and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
 Release date for downloadable content in the Wii Rock Band Music Store is subject to change.
 The Chinese Democracy tracks can be purchased as individual tracks or as a full album pack for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system only.
 Wii Points must be purchased through the Wiiâ„˘ Shop Channel