Pearl Jam Rock Band project due next year
MTV Games and Seattle grunge metal troupe open up voting fan-selected live edition of Harmonix's rhythm game.
When Pearl Jam reissued its seminal album Ten in March, MTV Games and Harmonix collaborated with the grunge rockers to offer a playable version through Rock Band. Now, MTV Games and Harmonix are teaming up with Pearl Jam once more on a "Pearl Jam Rock Band project" that will feature live cuts from the band's entire catalog. Platforms for the project were not revealed, though it is slated to arrive in 2010.
The exact nature of the Pearl Jam Rock Band project remains a mystery, with neither MTV Games nor Pearl Jam giving any indication as to whether the game will be a downloadable album, an AC/DC-style retail product, or a The Beatles: Rock Band spin-off. However, the publisher did promise to provide more details on the project next month, presumably around the time that the Electronic Entertainment Expo descends on Los Angeles on June 2.
Until then, Pearl Jam has invited its fan-club members to select their favorite live performances of more than 40 different catalog hits through the band's official Web site. By way of a Rhapsody playlist widget, fans can listen to hundreds of different live performances of individual songs, with the versions that are played the most times being selected as the best.
In June, the selection process will be opened up to everyone, with fans tasked with building their own favorite setlists from the previously selected top tracks for the Pearl Jam Rock Band project. However, MTV Games did not indicate how many tracks will be included with the final project, promising only to provide more details in the coming weeks.
A full list of songs currently in the running can be found below.
Brain of J
Do the Evolution
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Given to Fly
I Am Mine
I Got ID
Love Boat Captain
Man of the Hour
Marker in the Sand
Spin the Black Circle
State of Love and Trust
World Wide Suicide