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Rock Band Adds The Offspring, Avenged Sevefold, and Crooded

Harmonix and MTV Games have announced that on June 17^th , new music
from *THE OFFSPRING* and* *guitar-heavy tracks from *AVENGED SEVENFOLD*
and *CROOKED X *will be added to the */Rock Band/^(TM) *catalog of
downloadable content.

*/Rock Band/**^(TM) *gamers will be among the first to hear and play
"Hammerhead," the lead single from The Offspring's highly anticipated
new album, /Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace/, due in stores on June 17^th
. The album is The Offspring's first release of new material since
2003's /Splinter/.

Fans of Huntington Beach, CA-based band Avenged Sevenfold will enjoy the
dual guitar action on two of the band's newest and hardest-hitting
songs---"Afterlife" and "Critical Acclaim," both of which appear on the
group's latest album, /Avenged Sevenfold/. The disc follows A7X's
breakthrough release, 2005's /City of Evil/, which earned them a Best
New Artist Award at the 2006 /MTV Video Music Awards/.

In addition to featuring the best music from a host of platinum-selling
acts, */Rock Band/^(TM) *also* *offers fans and players the chance to
discover exciting new voices such as Crooked X. The Coweta, OK-based
quartet has crunch-laden sound reminiscent of early Metallica. It's also
worth mentioning that the average age of the band's members is 13. Their
song, "Rock N Roll Dream," is available for download at a special price
of 99 cents (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).

The Offspring and Avenged Sevenfold tracks will be available for $1.99
each (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).

*Release date*: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (Xbox LIVE® Marketplace)
Thursday, June 19, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)

*Tracks: *"Afterlife" (Avenged Sevenfold)
"Critical Acclaim" (Avenged Sevenfold)
"Hammerhead" (The Offspring)

"Rock 'n' Roll Dream" (Crooked X)

(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)


*Price: *$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track for the
Avenged Sevenfold and Offspring songs.

Crooked X's "Rock 'n' Roll Dream" will be $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points for
Xbox 360)


*Locations: *Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **


With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 170 tracks
available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of
tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc
).
*/Rock Band/^(TM)* continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans
and gamers' voracious appetite for rock as more than 10 million
downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 20, 2007. The
*/Rock Band/^(TM)* Music Store allows players to preview and purchase
downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection
of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they
build their own custom */Rock Band/^(TM)* library.

*/Rock Band/^(TM)* allows online play and features that expand the
boundaries of music gaming. */Rock Band/^(TM)* downloadable content is
playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo
Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or
online, and from any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable
content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must
own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for the Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be available for
purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is
downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for
the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system's version of *Rock
Band^(TM)* will be available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION®Store
through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to
PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.


*/Rock Band/^(TM)* is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive
themes) by the ESRB.

For more information on */Rock Band/^(TM)* and Harmonix Music Systems
please visit www.rockband.com

and www.harmonixmusic.com


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