Rock Band Reaches 2,000-Song Milestone

By François Chang

October 5, 2010

Harmonix has proudly announced today that next week’s release of tracks from The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s seminal album, Are You Experienced, will help Rock Band reach the 2,000-song milestone. The song “Are You Experienced” will take the special spot of track No. 2,000. This means that Rock Band 3 will release later this month with over 2,000 tracks available on October 26th in North America and October 29th everywhere else. It’d be amazing to see if anyone has all 2,000 tracks.

“The success of our song downloads has afforded us the opportunity to approach Rock Band as an interactive music platform and reshape the way gamers think of expansion content,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of electronic games, music and programming for MTV Networks. “Our commitment to weekly releases, disc export, forward compatibility of downloads and the launch of the Rock Band Network were milestones in the development of Rock Band’s vibrant digital business. Now, with the release of our 2,000th song, we are reaffirming our commitment to present new music every week – and with the new features in Rock Band 3, there will be more ways than ever to experience it.”

In addition to all of this, a mixture of live and studio tracks from the debut album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced, will be available as a special Rock Band edition album download Tuesday, October 12th through the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PS3 system and Wii. Please note that the over 2,000 track availability does not apply to the Wii and DS versions of Rock Band 3.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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