Harmonix today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2.
The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on
disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free
download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of
Rock Band's original set list and its ever-expanding library of downloadable
tracks. Comprised entirely of master recordings from some of rock's most
prolific and untouchable artists, including AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bob Dylan,
Metallica, Pearl Jam and more, Rock Band 2 will deliver the most impressive and
largest music catalogue of any music-based videogame ever.
After 14 years since Guns N' Roses last official music release, Axl Rose
selects Rock Band 2 to debut official new track "Shackler's Revenge" from the
highly-anticipated album Chinese Democracy.
Rock Band 2 is the first and only video game to feature the music of
AC/DC. It includes their epic rock anthem, "Let There Be Rock."
For the first time ever, music from American music icon, Bob Dylan, is
featured in a video game with "Tangled Up In Blue."
Rock Band 2 will feature backwards compatibility with all Rock Band
downloadable music content released to date.
Owners of the original Rock Band will have the ability to export most of
the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay--the
first time ever in videogame history!
With ongoing weekly DLC releases including individual tracks, track packs
and full albums, the Rock Band music library will feature more than 500 songs
by year's end!
"With Rock Band, Harmonix and MTV Games set out to create a powerful music
platform for music fans, their friends and families to discover music in a way
unlike ever before," said Paul DeGooyer, SVP Electronic Games and Music, MTV.
"We are honored that such legendary artists as AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Bob Dylan
and more have chosen Rock Band 2 as a new platform for fans to experience their
music. As our catalog of disc and downloadable songs continues to grow, we are
determined to continue to provide the Rock Band community an unmatched ability
to customize their musical experience with the artists and songs they love."