AC/DC Rock Band Expansion Detailed

AC/DC Rock Band Expansion Detailed

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For those about to rock...you'll have to drive to Wal-Mart.

The recent inclusion of AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock" in Rock Band 2 is only a taste of what's to come. Indeed, the mighty goblet of rock will soon spill forth, overflowing with voluminous amplitude. According to the New York Times, later today, MTV will announce an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart to release the upcoming AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and Wii. The Rock Band expansion dovetails with a larger partnership between the chain store and the seminal rock band to promote the group's upcoming Black Ice album - also a Wal-Mart exclusive.

Inking a deal with Wal-Mart is like signing on the dotted line with Satan, but that never seemed to be much of a problem for the aging yet sonically potent hard rockers. How else would they still be pumping out the deafening anthems, after more than three decades of bringing the noise?

"They rock hard, and that still works for our audience," said Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks' Music. "It comes down to getting really great marketing, because Wal-Mart is so meaningful in terms of sales if they get behind something."

As meaningful as a giant, all-consuming corporate chain store juggernaut can be. Containing 18 songs from the band's DVD AC/DC Live at Donnington, the track pack will ship in November with a price tag of around $30. Soon enough, you too will be able to reenact the video for "Thunderstruck" from the relative safety and comfort of your living room. Though a little brief, the full track-list is scorching hot.

1. Thunderstruck
2. Shoot to Thrill
3. Back in Black
4. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
5. Heatseeker
6. Fire Your Guns
7. Jailbreak
8. The Jack
9. Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap
10. Moneytalks
11. Hells Bells
12. High Voltage
13. Whole Lotta Rosie
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Let There Be Rock
17. Highway To Hell
18. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

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How annoying, America gets ACDC and Australia doesn't even get Rockband. It ain't fair.

Good songs though.

They're not gonna put in Its A Long Way to the Top until they can find the master recording of the true lyrics.

Guess I'll need to import this too.

$30 for 18 songs is what I'd expect to pay for a DLC album. For me to go all the way to Walmart and buy a CD, I'll need some pretty compelling extras, especially since I'd be paying more than $2 for every good song.

I still wouldn't pay $30 for 18 songs, that's completely ridiculous, I mean I understand that not only do they want to make money and have to pay royalties for using the songs, but come on here, that is beyond stupid.

I wouldn't pay for ACDC songs period. I can't stand their music. Same with the GH: Aerosmith.

Aerosmith and AC/DC are great and I am happy to see them get recognition

I'll try to rent...oh, wait, Wal-Mart exclusive. Fuck that. I hate Wal-Mart when it comes to electronics.

Man, this is a toss-up. Rock Band versions of arguably the best AC/DC concert EVAR... but you have to pay Wal-mart for the priveledge. Not an easy choice.

This wasn't a DLC package... why?

Wal-mart exclusive huh? What does that mean for us people living in non wal-mart countries? I really hope this will also come as xbox-live downloadable content.

 

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