Wii Gets 'Rock Band' Music Store


Posted January 14, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

The online capabilities of the Nintendo Wii have taken a step forward today with the announcement that a fully functioning music store for Rock Band is available on the system.

Starting today there are 50 Rock Band tracks available for download in the Rock Band Music Store. There are 20 free Rock Band 2 DLC tracks and 30 additional songs for purchase already released as downloadable content for other console versions. Each purchasable track will be available for 200 Wii Points ($2).

Harmonix also plans to release all 500 currently available Rock Band tracks for the Wii, and will release new tracks on Nintendo's system, as well as on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

But where are you going to put all these songs? According to Harmonix, "In addition to the storage space on the Wii hard drive, players can use an SD card to store additional tracks which then will stream directly to the game for seamless play.  As previously announced, SanDisk will release an official 2GB Rock Band 2 SD card that will allow players to store more than 75 downloadable tracks."

The complete list of currently available tracks is below, under the cut.

The 30 downloadable tracks for purchase include: 

30 Seconds to Mars  The Kill 
All-American Rejects  Move Along 
Avenged Sevenfold  Afterlife 
Black Tide  Shockwave 
Blink-182  All the Small Things 
Blondie  Call Me 
Boston  More Than a Feeling 
Boston  Rock & Roll Band 
Disturbed  Inside the Fire 
Fall Out Boy  This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race 
Jimmy Buffett  Cheeseburger in Paradise 
Lynyrd Skynyrd  Simple Man 
Metallica  And Justice For All 
Motley Crue  Saints of Los Angeles 
Muse  Hysteria 
Nine Inch Nails  The Perfect Drug 
Oasis  Wonderwall 
Papa Roach  Time is Running Out 
Paramore  Crushcrushcrush 
Red Hot Chili Peppers  Snow (( Hey Oh )) 
Rush  Working Man (vault edition) 
Serj Tankian  Beethoven's C*** 
Smashing Pumpkins  Zero 
Stone Temple Pilots  Interstate Love Song 
Stone Temple Pilots  Sex Type Thing 
The Offspring  Hammerhead 
The Police  Message in a Bottle 
The Who  Baba O'Riley 
Weezer  Buddy Holly 
Weezer  El Scorcho  
The 20 free Rock Band 2 tracks include:

The 88  Sons & Daughters 
Authority Zero  No Regrets 
Between the Buried & Me  Prequel to the Sequel 
Cab, The  Bounce 
Chevelles The,  Get It On 
The Cocktail Slippers  Give it to Me 
Dealership  Database Corrupted 
Endeverafter  I Wanna Be Your Man 
Ghost Hounds  Ashes to Fire 
Hollywood Undead  Young 
Kutless  The Feeling 
The Len Price 3  If I Ain't Got You 
Lesley Roy  I'm Gone I'm Going 
Opiate for the Masses  Burn You Down 
Semi-Precious Weapons  Magnetic Baby 
Shaimus  Like a Fool 
thenewno2  Crazy Tuesday  
Tickle Me Pink  The Time is Wrong 
Underoath  Desperate Times, Desperate Measures 
X Japan  I.V.  

Does this announcement do anything to make the Wii seem more like a viable next-gen system, as opposed to a toy for your aunt?

Tags: Music, Videogames, Wii
Wii Gets 'Rock Band' Music Store


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