Full 25-Song Soundtrack For Rock Band Blitz Unveiled
With the impending release of Rock Band Blitz just two weeks away, Harmonix has opened the lid and revealed the full 25-song soundtrack that will come with the game. In a bit of an unexpected move (and which may be good or bad news, depending on who you ask), the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away” and Soundgarden’s “Spoonman” will be a part of the final track list. Why is this unexpected, you may ask? You see, these two songs were originally on the Rock Band 2 game disc; when Rock Band 3 was released back in 2010, users were able to export the songs from Rock Band 2 onto the new game – while the majority of the songs were able to be exported without any issues, these two songs were victims of some licensing roadblocks and as a result were not exportable.
While it’s nice to see these two popular tracks make a return for the fans (or for those who never played Rock Band 2 ), it’s also a bit of a shame that two completely new tracks were not chosen in their place instead. Regardless, you can check out the official press release below, which contains the complete songlist!
COMPLETE 25 SONG SOUNDTRACK FOR ROCK BAND BLITZ REVEALED! Coming 8/28!
COMPLETE 25 SONG SOUNDTRACK FOR ROCK BAND BLITZ REVEALED!
Cambridge, Mass. – August 13th, 2012 – Harmonix is excited to announce the complete soundtrack for their upcoming PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade title, Rock Band™ Blitz!
Rock Band Blitz will come complete with 25 tracks from music’s hottest artists when it hits PlayStation Network on August 28th and Xbox LIVE Arcade on August 29th. These tracks will not only be playable as part of Rock Band Blitz’s frantic, controller-based arcade experience, but in Rock Band 3 with full instrument support at no additional charge!
In addition to previously announced tracks by Avenged Sevenfold, Blink-182, Foster the People, Fun., Iron Maiden, P!nk, and more, today Harmonix is confirming the remainder of this exciting and diverse song list. To round out the soundtrack, the following songs were announced today:
• Foo Fighters – “These Days”
“We spent a lot of time making sure the Rock Band Blitz soundtrack was just right,” Chris Rigopulos, Harmonix’s Vice President of Music and Strategy, said. “There are a handful of artists that are new to the Rock Band catalog, as well as solid tracks from fan favorites and classic artists. These are handpicked tracks that we made sure are not only fun to play in Rock Band Blitz, but make an awesome addition to your Rock Band 3 music library at a great value.”
In addition to these great tracks, Rock Band Blitz is also compatible with most your existing Rock Band music library, including content from the Rock Band Music Store, as well as tracks exported from Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and more!
Check out the full 25 song setlist for Rock Band Blitz!