Guns n’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy to hit Rock Band 2 next week

By Patrick Garratt
10 April 2009 13:10 GMT


Guns n’ Roses’ latest album, Chinese Democracy, will be released to Rock Band 2 players next week, on April 14.

If you’re buying on 360 or PS3, you have to get the whole album. Only Wii owners can buy separate tracks, for some reason.

All details after the break.

Cambridge, Mass. – April 10, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that Chinese Democracy, the sixth and most recent album from Guns N’ Roses, will be released in its entirety to the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content on April 14, 2009.

The highly anticipated November 2008 release of Chinese Democracy was Guns N’ Roses’ first official music release in 15 years. It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, at #2 on the UK Albums chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on February 3, 2009. Chinese Democracy has already sold nearly three million copies.

Formed in the early 80s in Los Angeles, Guns N’ Roses has sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide. The band’s 1987 major label debut Appetite for Destruction, featuring the hits “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City” and “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” has sold in excess of 28 million copies and remains to this day the fastest-selling debut album in history.

Next week’s Rock Band Music Store lineup will feature 13 songs from Chinese Democracy. With “Shackler’s Revenge” from Chinese Democracy already featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack, the DLC album includes the following tracks:

Tracks: Chinese Democracy
Street of Dreams
If the World
There Was a Time
Catcher in the Rye
Riad N’ the Bedouins
This I Love

(All tracks are original master recordings)

The tracks will be available for purchase as an album or individual tracks for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system. The tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks only for Wii.

Release Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
(Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii )
Thursday, April 16, 2009

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