Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that Johnny Cash will make his Rock Band debut next week with an eight pack of his greatest hits beginning Jan. 4 in the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™. Nine songs featured previously in Rock Band games will also be available for free for the Xbox and PlayStation 3.
Known as The Man in Black, Johnny Cash’s career spanned half a century over an array of musical genres. He holds numerous Country Music Association Awards, Grammy Awards and other awards, is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and next week Johnny Cash will make his long-anticipated debut on the Rock Band platform when eight of his most loved songs will be available for download and play in Rock Band 3.
Johnny Cash Pack 01 will feature classics like “Cry, Cry, Cry” and “Folsom Prison Blues”, as well as “I Walk the Line” and “Tennessee Flat Top Box”, both of which feature Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrades.
Additionally next week, a nine pack of songs from an array of bands representing across punk, rock, metal and indie genres will also be available for free on Xbox and PlayStation 3. Rock Band Free Pack 01 features songs that were on previous Rock Band titles, including Abnormality, Anarchy Club, Bang Camaro and The Main Drag.
As always, songs available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3 feature five-button guitar and bass parts, drums, Pro Drums, and keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable. Some songs also feature Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades available for an additional $0.99 upgrade download.
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (Jan. 4):
Johnny Cash Pack 01
- “Cry, Cry, Cry”
- “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town”
- “Five Feet High and Rising”
- “Folsom Prison Blues”
- “I Got Stripes”
- “I Walk the Line” X
- “Tennessee Flat Top Box” X
- “The Ballad of Ira Hayes”
Available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system (Jan. 4):
Rock BandFree Pack 01
- Abnormality – “Visions”
- Anarchy Club – “Get Clean”
- Bang Camaro – “Night Lies”
- Breaking Wheel – “Shoulder to the Plow”
- Libyans – “Welcome to the Neighborhood”
- The Main Drag – “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter”
- Speck – “Conventional Lover”
- The Sterns – “Supreme Girl”
- That Handsome Devil – “Rob the Prez-O-Dent”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system Jan. 5)