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Rock Band 2

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Harmonix

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'Rock Band 2' (ALL) Network to Get Steve Vai, Widespread Panic, Reverend Horton Heat and More

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2010 @ 1:46 a.m. PST

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

WaveGroup announced licensing agreements with major recording artists including renowned guitar virtuoso Steve Vai as well as acclaimed rock bands such as Widespread Panic, Reverend Horton Heat and Gov't Mule, to distribute their music in Rock Band. WaveGroup will work with the artists' original recordings, transforming them into playable Rock Band tracks, then releasing the music through the Rock Band Network Music Store. WaveGroup brings years of experience in music game development to the Rock Band Network initiative, and is working closely with Harmonix Music Systems during the beta period to develop this new way of distributing music to the masses.

"WaveGroup is the premiere production team for interactive music videogames and I was thrilled to partner with them on my songs," said guitar icon Steve Vai. "Now I can jam with people in the comfort of their own plastic!"

Will Littlejohn, President/CEO of WaveGroup commented, "We're honored to be working with such amazing musicians, and bringing their music to RBN.  Our job is to make the music look and feel authentic in the Rock Band™ environment. As musicians ourselves, we go to great lengths to make the experience of playing these songs fun and engaging."

WaveGroup is currently working with the following artists as well as other well-known acts to be announced:

  • Steve Vai
  • Widespread Panic
  • Gov't Mule
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • Stroke 9
  • Galactic
  • Rebelution
  • Bif Naked
  • Assembly of Dust
  • Nick Gallant
  • Kid Beyond
  • RX Bandits
  • Jet Black Kiss
  • Doug Doppler
  • Austin Willacy
  • The Humans
  • Rain Dogs

 


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