Next Week In Rock Band: Same As It Ever Was

Next week's additions to the various Rock Band Music Stores are riding on a new wave, with five tracks from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Talking Heads.

Cue excitement on my part as some of the Talking Heads songs I would actually like to play join the previously released "Psycho Killer" on the Rock Band Music Store for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. "Psycho Killer" is a fine song, but for me nothing says Talking Heads quite like "And She Was," "Once in a Lifetime," or "Take Me to the River." "Crosseyed & Painless" and "Girlfriend is Better" round out the Talking Heads Pack 01, available next week for $US8.49 or 680 Microsoft points.

Additionally, tracks from Avenged Sevenfold, Oasis, The Jam, and Rage Against the Machine will also be included in next week's PS3 and 360 releases.

Scroll down for a full list of tracks coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and PSP versions of Rock Band. Note that Wii songs marked with an asterisk are only $US1, or half price, and paying $US1.99 for a Rock Band Unplugged song still seems a little steep to me.

Tracks available on Xbox 360 (Sept. 1) and PLAYSTATION 3 system (Sept. 3): · Avenged Sevenfold – "Bat Country" · The Jam – "A Town Called Malice" · The Jam – "Going Underground" · Oasis – "Supersonic" (Live) · Rage Against the Machine – "Guerilla Radio" · Talking Heads – "And She Was" · Talking Heads – "Crosseyed & Painless" · Talking Heads – "Girlfriend is Better" · Talking Heads – "Once in a Lifetime" · Talking Heads – "Take Me to the River"

Additional tracks available for Wii (Aug. 25): · Billy Idol – "Mony Mony" · Billy Idol – "Rebel Yell" · Fleetwood Mac – "Don't Stop" · Fleetwood Mac – "World Turning" · Jet – "She's a Genius" · Tom Petty – "I Won't Back Down" · Tom Petty – "Runnin' Down a Dream" · Bare Naked Ladies – "Hanukkah Blessings" * · Billy Squier – "Christmas is the Time" * · Judas Priest – "(Take These) Chains" · Judas Priest – "Bloodstone" · Judas Priest – "Devil's Child" · Judas Priest – "Fever" · Judas Priest – "Pain & Pleasure" · Judas Priest – "Riding on the Wind" · Judas Priest – "Screaming for Vengeance" · Judas Priest – "The Hellion/Electric Eye" · Judas Priest – "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" · Nikko – "Break My Heart" * · Nikko – "Don't Tell Me" * · Pretenders – "Blue Christmas" * · Pretenders – "Precious"

Tracks available for Rock Band Unplugged (Sept. 3): + Franz Ferdinand – "Lucid Dreams" + Guns N' Roses – "Riad N' The Bedouins"


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