As previously announced, the release of this week's downloadable Iron Maiden
tracks coincides with the U.S. release of Flight 666 on Blu-ray and DVD as well
as a double-CD soundtrack album and limited edition double-vinyl picture disc.
Flight 666 documents the first leg of Maiden's legendary SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME
WORLD TOUR, which took them 50,000 miles around the planet, playing 23 concerts
on five continents in just 45 days. One of the stars of the movie is the band's
customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, which carried the band, all their crew and
12 tons of stage equipment and was piloted by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a
fully qualified and active Airline Captain with Astraeus Airlines.
Live recordings of "Aces High," "Hallowed Be Thy Name," "Fear of the Dark"
and "Iron Maiden," featured on Flight 666, are among those available for
download in the Rock Band Music Store for Wii June 9. The other eight songs were
among those featured on the band's Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, during the
first leg of which Flight 666 was filmed. This will mark the first time master
recordings from Iron Maiden have been made available on Rock Band games.
"Fans have been asking us to do something with Rock Band for some time, and
this seemed to be a perfect opportunity," said Maiden manager Rod Smallwood.
"Our recent Somewhere Back in Time tour was perhaps the most enjoyable one we
have ever undertaken and certainly the most successful with almost 2 million
people catching the shows around the world. So it just seemed a good idea to
make some of the songs we played available now so fans can play along with the
band on the tour. Then we shall see if they can keep up with the band!!"
Also coming to Wii DLC this week are tracks from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs,
Disturbed and a special track from Stephen & the Colberts. These tracks come
from the back catalog of Rock Band music already released to owners of Xbox 360
and PLAYSTATION 3 system. Wii fans can expect a rollout of previously released
downloadable Rock Band content until the entire back catalog of more than 700
songs is available. With the addition of these tracks, there are now more than
290 tracks in the Wii Rock Band Music Store.
Blur "Beetlebum" (cover)
Die Toten Hosen "Hier Kommt Alex"
Disturbed "Perfect Insanity"
H-BlockX "Countdown to Insanity"
Iron Maiden "Aces High (live)"
Iron Maiden "2 Minutes to Midnight"
Iron Maiden "The Trooper"
Iron Maiden "Wasted Years"
Iron Maiden "The Number of the Beast"
Iron Maiden "Run to the Hills"
Iron Maiden "Can I Play With Madness"
Iron Maiden "The Clairvoyant"
Iron Maiden "Powerslave"
Iron Maiden "Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)"
Iron Maiden "Fear of the Dark (live)"
Iron Maiden "Iron Maiden (live)"
Juli "Perfekte Welle"
Les Wampas "Manu Chao"
The Mother Hips "Red Tandy"
The Mother Hips "Time-Sick Son of a Grizzly"
Pleymo "New Wave"
Stephen & the Colberts "Charlene"
Tokio Hotel "Monsoon"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Date With the Night"