LOS ANGELES, CA Friday Jul.6.2007 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Some new tracks have been added to the "Rock Band" video game repertoire, reports Punkbands.com.

According to the Harmonix webiste, "Rock Band" is "an all-new platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. Rock Band will allow gamers to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with their friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering deep online connectivity. Built on unprecedented deals with the world's biggest record labels and music publishers, the music featured in Rock Band will span all genres of rock and include many of the master recordings from the biggest songs and artists of all time."

New artists to be featured in the game include The Hives with "Main Offender," David Bowie's "Suffragette City,"
Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper," and a cover of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen."

They join the previously announced tracks:
Nirvana - "In Bloom" (original recording)
Black Sabbath - "Paranoid" (cover)
The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again (original recording)
Weezer - "Say It Ain't So" (original recording)

Queens Of The Stone Age are also expected to be featured.
"Rock Band" is slated for release on PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® just in time for Christmas.

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