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Grateful Dead added to Rock Band roster

Harmonix, MTV Games and Rhino Entertainment revealed today that terms had been met which will allow 60’s icon Grateful Dead to join an already impressive lineup of musical talent featured in the upcoming EA release, Rock Band.

The group will be offering up a total of 18 master recordings, including such hits as “Truckin’,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Touch of Grey,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Casey Jones” all of which will be distributed via digital content following the release of the game.

Grateful Dead’s unique fusion of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, and jazz challenged traditional musical boundaries and pushed the limits of creativity to produce a signature sound that is undeniably their own,” stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV’s Senior Vice President of Audio, Home Video and Electronic Games. “With an enormous legion of fans all over the world, Rock Band will give players a chance to interact with the music of these beloved rock pioneers and experience what Grateful Dead did best – jam from the depths of their souls.”

Grateful Dead, with their 30 year career and their timeless music, are the perfect addition to Rock Band,” says Mark Pinkus, Rhino’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Custom Product & Sync Licensing. “It’s going to be a blast playing along to songs ranging from the Dead’s earliest hit ‘Truckin” to their final hit ‘Touch of Grey.’ I’m confident that Rock Band will be instrumental in introducing kids to the magical music of Grateful Dead.”

With each new announcement of participating artists, Rock Band continues to look like a rising star! (Sorry – couldn’t resist)


September 5, 2007 - Posted by | Console, Game Companies, Games

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  1. […] 9/5/07 UPDATE: Grateful Dead added to list […]

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