Rock Band 2 getting six more DLC albums

Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Megadeth, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and No Doubt lending full track packs to rhythm game "in the coming months."

Harmonix has had quite a streak going with new downloadable songs for its widely popular rhythm game Rock Band. This week's technical snafu surrounding Rush's much-anticipated Moving Pictures album notwithstanding, Harmonix has made much of its intent to continue its strong postrelease support in Rock Band 2, which debuts on the Xbox 360 in September and follows on the PlayStation 3, Wii, and PlayStation 2 later in the year.

Blood, sugar, sex, and magic. What more could a rocker want?

Today, Harmonix gave gamers a peek at the first batch of full albums that will be digitally reprised for Rock Band 2. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the first round of full albums includes the Foo Fighters' The Colour and the Shape, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking, Megadeth's Peace Sells... But Who's Buying, and Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood. A No Doubt Best Of compilation is also slated to join the album-length track packs.

Neither Harmonix nor its publisher MTV Games revealed the exact dates on which the aforementioned albums will be rolled out. However, MTV Games did tell EW that they would all be available "in the coming months."

Harmonix expects to have more than 500 songs available for play in Rock Band 2 by year's end. As revealed during this year's E3 Media & Business Summit, more than 80 songs will ship on the game's disc, with headline acts including AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, and Bob Dylan. For more on Rock Band 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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kaim_odyssey
kaim_odyssey

It is the black album was mentioned in 360gamer a couple of issues ago

Nosnitsttam
Nosnitsttam

@chazzx21 - There's nothing wrong with Death Magnetic. it's a great album. but it won't be on rock band since GH3 already has the deal for that album. It'll probably be Puppets or the Black Album. They wouldn't put anything after the black album on their because the "fans" don't like anything past 1991. their loss, IMO.

Nosnitsttam
Nosnitsttam

I wonder if they would consider doing any foreign albums? there are some great bands that don't sing in english. The music is just as great, plus singing in say, japanese, would add a challenge to the vocal aspect.

Little_Socrates
Little_Socrates

THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! Moving Pictures is still planned to be released, it's just going to take a while. If TCATS is first, then I'm totally okay with that. Anyone else planning on getting some Stevie Ray Vaughan? I plan to at least get Texas Flood & Pride and Joy.

roboticCoward
roboticCoward

Well Gamespot, thanks for not displaying my whole post. I shan't rewrite it. In short the only thing I liked was Foo Fighters and I'm bitter about Rush.

roboticCoward
roboticCoward

Red Hot Chili Peppers are a tad too corny for my tastes. Foo Fighters =

dmish82
dmish82

Colour and the Shape is a GREAT album!

chazzx21
chazzx21

I'm still waiting for the promised full metallica album download from Rock Band 1... and NOT Death Magnetic PLEASE!

Tru_Slayer
Tru_Slayer

I can't wait. I love this game! I can't stop playing.

themc_7
themc_7

holy crap, that's a whole lotta music

RunningWSheep
RunningWSheep

wumphelm is probably right, but God I'm looking forward to this. I only played it a couple of times, but it didn't like "Suck My Kiss" on GH3 was "too" edited. And that's saying something, every other line of that song has a dirty word/reference. The funny thing about a lot of RHCP's older stuff is you have to listen to it a lot to actually catch a lot of the references. "Little bo-peep comin from my stun gun" :0

JBjazzbo
JBjazzbo

all it needs is a hold steady album... or even one song would do me.... if it had the hold steady, art brut or mooney suzuki i would buy this game.

ultima_weapon21
ultima_weapon21

im hoping for some linkin park i love them now for me THATS gonna make the best rockband OR guitar hero who ever does it first thats the 1 il buy

wumphelm
wumphelm

Unless Rock Band is rated "M" for mature, unfortunately I expect a chopped up, highly re-edited Blood Sugar Sex Magik. :(

DaSlyOne
DaSlyOne

My vote is for more "Best Of" compilations. When someone goes to a concert, you don't hear the "filler" material do you? So why is it so fun to play it in a "concert simulator" like RB or GH? While some diehard fans may enjoy some of the filler, the fact remains they would rarely hear it in a live concert.

Skreb-Masters
Skreb-Masters

I still think Best Of... track packs would be better. Not every song in an album is as awesome as the rest. But seeing these albums makes me think differently. Megadeth = hell yeh!

Bitties
Bitties

SRV IS A ROCK GOD!!!

TheWarrior_94
TheWarrior_94

I hope they bring some metallica albums out to buy!! And if they did guns n roses albums aswell that would be the best game EVER!!

Rickhavoc2
Rickhavoc2

I never buy them so whats the point in me commenting :D

wrekk8
wrekk8

dream theater train of thought ftw having tool on there would b sick! i would buy the game if they were on it, plus stevie ray vaughn

Draconos137
Draconos137

Megadeth is my favorite band, so this has made me beyond excited. Good to see some blues in the mix a'la stevie ray vaughn to.

Tang526
Tang526

Don Caballero!!! Don Caballero!!! if you know about difficult music and strange time signatures... learn about math-rock and experimental not these pop bullSTUFF!

Anziano32
Anziano32

Siamese Dream would be killer. There better be more AC/DC coming as DLC, cuz what they picked for the album is pretty weak. More Audioslave!!

SpeedMan72
SpeedMan72

cool but i want linkin park dlc!!!

WholeDarnShow
WholeDarnShow

Blood Sugar Sex Magik, as in "I got stopped by a lady cop..." Blood Sugar Sex Magik? Are they going to hella change the rating?

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

Megadeth peace sells!!!! Is my fav Megadeth Album Nice rock band...to bad wont see it here for another year

Imagine09
Imagine09

what about bands like Taking back sunday or Hawthorne hieghts?

Imagine09
Imagine09

They need RATM, Coheed and Cambria, Tenacious D DLC. but most importantly where the hell is Led Zeppelin

WTA2k5
WTA2k5

Those are okay albums ('cept for Stevie Ray Vaughan, which is awesome). Rage's Battle For Los Angeles would be sweet, and so would Coheed and Cambria's Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV.

skylerman
skylerman

what about nirvana's nevermind album? that would be freakin amazing

MajinDante
MajinDante

the new guitar hero has 3 TooL songs on it does it not? or was that leaked list inaccurate

thomas10soa
thomas10soa

on another note gh3 has dragonforce dlc HA nobody cares

necronaux
necronaux

If you don't like every song on an album, will they be selling tracks individually?

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Megadeth's Peace Sells, would be fun as hell. Glad thats one of the albums.

Khansoul
Khansoul

Texas Flood! looks like RockBand 2 is full of win my choice has been made!

brizzock
brizzock

TOOL in this game would just be too much fun, can't expect them to actually give us what we want. I would honestly pay the entire cost of the game all over again to have Undertow, Lateralus, 10,000 days, and Dirt by Alice in Chains. I would probably never play any other games if I had those albums on my box.

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

the colour and the shape IM SOLD!!!! especially for Monkey wrench,see you and the countless other good foo's songs,Also the bonus tracks that are on newer editions of the album couldnt go a miss.

maccer101
maccer101

I'll take bass any day on chili peppers songs, better get buying them points!

dth_dlr
dth_dlr

some great albums in there, awesome news

Wolf-Man2006
Wolf-Man2006

I highly doubt there is gonna be a Tool album on Rock Band because of the fact that the band is extremely private. Despite that, its cool how there's gonna be all kinds of stuff like Foo Fighters, No Doubt, RHCP, etc.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

I could see getting all of these... except maybe No Doubt. That worries me though, I can't afford all this music!

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

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scottiescott238
scottiescott238

Omg amazing!! the colour and the shape is my fave albumk of all time :D:D

Czenkus
Czenkus

WTB a Devil Driver album or two :( In FLames would rock as well.