Harmonix and MTV Games have released details about the first wave of weekly downloadable content for its upcoming music-based videogame Rock Band.

Beginning November 20, tracks from Metallica, the Police and Queens of the Stone Age will be available in three-song packs for $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for the Xbox 360 version), or individually for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points.) Individual tracks by Foreigner, Wolfmother, the Runaways and others will also be available. The new content will be released on a weekly basis continuing through 2008 and ranging in price from $0.99 to $2.99 per track, with the “vast majority” selling for $1.99.

“We are excited to unleash some of the most beloved rock songs of all time for consumers to customize their Rock Band game experience – for an amazing price,” said MTV Games Senior Vice President Paul DeGooyer. “The overwhelmingly positive response from artists, managers, music publishers and record labels has set up a queue of fantastic tracks that will continue to roll out every week.”

The Rock Band downloadable content release schedule for 2007 is as follows:

Week of November 20, 2007:

Metallica Pack
“Ride the Lightning” – Metallica
“Blackened” – Metallica
“And Justice for All” – Metallica

The Police Pack
“Can’t Stand Losing You” – The Police
“Synchronicity II” – The Police
“Roxanne” – The Police

Queens of the Stone Age Pack
“3’s and 7’s” – Queens of the Stone Age
“Little Sister” – Queens of the Stone Age
“Sick Sick Sick” – Queens of the Stone Age

“Fortunate Son” as made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival *
“Juke Box Hero” as made famous by Foreigner *
“Bang a Gong (Get It On)” as made famous by T-Rex *
“My Sharona” as made famous by The Knack *
“Cherry Bomb” as made famous by The Runaways *
“Joker & The Thief”- Wolfmother

Week of November 27, 2007

David Bowie Pack
“Moonage Daydream” – David Bowie
“Heroes” as made famous by David Bowie *
“Queen Bitch” as made famous by David Bowie *

Week of December 4, 2007

Black Sabbath Pack
“N.I.B.” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
“Sweet Leaf” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
“War Pigs” as made famous by Black Sabbath *

Week of December 11, 2007

Punk Pack:
“Rockaway Beach” – Ramones
“I Fought the Law” – The Clash
“Ever Fallen In Love” as made famous by Buzzcocks *

Week of December 18, 2007

“My Iron Lung” – Radiohead
“Buddy Holly” – Weezer
“Brass in Pocket” as made famous by Pretenders *

* Indicates a cover version. All others are original master recordings.

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