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Harmonix Unveils Track List, First DLC for PSP's Rock Band Unplugged

| 18 May 2009 19:46
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Developer Harmonix has unveiled the official track listing for the upcoming PSP-exclusive Rock Band Unplugged, alongside word of the game's first downloadable content.

The majority of the tracks featured in the first handheld entry in the hyper-successful Rock Band series are tunes that have appeared in previous games. Artists include Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and The Killers.

Courtesy distribution partner Electronic Arts, here's the full rundown:

2000s

AFI - "Miss Murder" *
All-American Rejects - "Move Along"
Audioslave - "Gasoline" *
Black Tide - "Show Me the Way" *
Freezepop - "Less Talk More Rokk" *
Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle"
The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"

Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
Lamb of God - "Laid to Rest"
Modest Mouse - "Float On"
Queens of the Stone Age - "3's and 7's"
System of a Down - "Chop Suey!"
Tenacious D - "Rock Your Socks" *

1990s

3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite" *
Alice in Chains - "Would?" *
Blink 182 - "What's My Age Again" *
Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
Judas Priest - "Painkiller"
Lit - "My Own Worst Enemy"
Lush - "De-Luxe"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Where'd You Go?"
Nine Inch Nails - "The Perfect Drug"

Nirvana - "Drain You"
The Offspring - "Come Out and Play (Keep 'em Separated)"
Pearl Jam - "Alive"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"
Social Distortion - "I Was Wrong"
Soundgarden - "Spoonman"
Weezer - "Buddy Holly"

1980s

Billy Idol - "White Wedding Part 1"
Bon Jovi - "Livin' on a Prayer"
Dead Kennedys - "Holiday in Cambodia"

Motörhead - "Ace of Spades"
The Police - "Message in a Bottle"
Siouxsie & the Banshees - "The Killing Jar"

1970s

Boston - "More Than a Feeling"
Jackson 5 - "ABC" *
Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"

Kansas - "Carry on Wayward Son
Rush - "The Trees"

1960s

The Who - "Pinball Wizard"

Additionally, the firm has also revealed the first ten downloadable tracks for the game. Come June 9, the game's release date, these songs will be available for download from the PSP's iteration of the PlayStation Network Store.

30 Seconds to Mars - "The Kill"
Belly - "Feed the Tree"
Disturbed - "Inside the Fire"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Gimme Three Steps"
Muse - "Hysteria"
Mute Math - "Typical"
No Doubt - "Just a Girl"
Oasis - "Wonderwall"
Paramore - "Crushcrushcrush"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under the Bridge"

So far there's no word on how much the DLC will set you back, but we expect it will follow the pricing scheme established by the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Rock Band. That is, each tune will set you back roughly $2, and most will also be available in a discounted theme pack.

Normally this is where gaming writers would take a moment to request that Harmonix add their favorite band/genre/song to Rock Band as future downloadable content, but being the card-carrying nonconformist that I am I would instead like to request that Harmonix revive the Frequency/Amplitude series for the PSP.

Rock Band Unplugged essentially steals its gameplay and control system from that earlier rhythm series, and I still have Garbage's "Cherry Lips" stuck in my head after all these years like some kind of malignant, Shirley Manson-shaped tumor.

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