Rock Band Classic Rock Track Pack Rushes To Retail

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Harmonix packs twenty classic tunes from the likes of The Who, Rush, Steve Miller Band, and The Police into the Classic Rock Track Pack, a standalone disk hitting store shelves in May.


The Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock is the latest retail expansion for the Rock Band series, with 20 classic rock tracks playable as a standalone game on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, or PlayStation 2. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners will also be able to download all 20 songs to their normal Rock Band or Rock Band 2 set list.

It's a rather lovely selection, as you can see below, with two songs each from Boston, The Who, The Police, Steve Miller Band, and Rush, with a smattering of random solo tracks from Stone Roses, Lenny Kravitz, Free, and others, just to keep things spicy. I'm a bit confused as to how Siouxsie and The Banshees made it onto the disc, but I won't complain all that much.

The Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock should hit store shelves on May 19th, at a price of $29.99.

Complete Track List:

Artist Song Title Decade
1. Boston Peace of Mind 1976
2. Boston Rock and Roll Band 1976
3. Dead Kennedys California Über Alles 1987
4. Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia 1987
5. Free All Right Now 1970
6. George Thorogood & the Destroyers Bad to the Bone 1982
7. James Gang Funk #49 1970
8. Jethro Tull Hymn 43 1971
9. Lenny Kravitz Let Love Rule 1989
10. Pat Benatar Hit Me With Your Best Shot 1980
11. The Police Can't Stand Losing You 1978
12. The Police Truth Hits Everybody 1978
13. Rush Closer to the Heart 1977
14. Rush Red Barchetta 1981
15. Siouxsie and The Banshees Kiss Them For Me 1991
16. Steve Miller Band Take the Money and Run 1976
17. Steve Miller Band The Joker 1973
18. The Stone Roses Love Spreads 1994
19. The Who Baba O'Riley 1971
20. The Who Behind Blue Eyes 1971



It's always weird to see the reaction when Rock Band releases an expansion to retail vs. when Guitar Hero does the same thing. Rock Band is praised and Guitar Hero ridiculed. Why anyone would be upset a game is being released is beyond me, as they aren't forced to buy it, but there is some clear hypocrisy between reactions related to the two different (albeit incredibly similar) franchises.