As the Rock Band Store is getting close to offering 2,000 songs for Rock Band players, Harmonix is calling up some big acts to reach the milestone. Alt-rock group R.E.M. is bringing a hefty eight tracks spanning their entire career including tunes from Murmur, Fables of Reconstruction, Life's Rich Pageant, Document, Green, Monster, and Accelerate.
Complimenting R.E.M. is English glam rockers T. Rex with two tracks from Electric Warrior and a single from 1972. The band's "20th Century Boy" will also be featured in Rock Band 3's vast tracklist.
Here are the 11 tracks that will be available for download October 5; those marked in red can't be played in LEGO Rock Band:
- Driver 8 - R.E.M.
- It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.
- Living Well Is the Best Revenge - R.E.M.
- Radio Free Europe - R.E.M.
- Stand - R.E.M.
- Superman - R.E.M.
- These Days - R.E.M.
- What's the Frequency Kenneth? - R.E.M.
- Children of the Revolution - T. Rex
- Cosmic Dancer - T. Rex
- Jeepster - T. Rex
"R.E.M. Pack 01" will be worth 1,080 Microsoft Points or $13.49 US / £8.99 UK / €11.88 EU from the PlayStation Store to download. "T. Rex Pack 01" costs 440 Microsoft Points or $5.49 / £2.49 / €3.99 from the PS Store. Single track downloads are worth the usual 160 MS Points, $1.99 / £0.99 / €1.49 from the PS Store, or 200 Nintendo Points to purchase.