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Friday, December 14 2012 10:25

Three Songs from ELTON JOHN come to ROCK BAND next week...

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Having just cleared five years of rocking last month, ROCK BAND continues to unite music gamers and families as the platform expands weekly with fresh tracks available for ROCK BAND BLITZ and ROCK BAND 3. On December 18, a trio of songs from ELTON JOHN hits the Rock Band Music Store. Harmonix got in touch with The Rock Father to deliver the full details, and I've got that posted for you below.

Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii
eltonghWinner of six Grammy Awards and countless other accolades, singer-songwriter Elton John is the definition of a living music legend. On December 18th, three of the entertainer’s songs will be available on the Rock Band Music Store as singles or as part of the “Elton John Pack 01”!

One of John’s most rocking tracks, “The Bitch is Back,” from 1974’s Caribou, kicks off the pack. The sweeping ballad “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” the first single from Caribou, will also be available. Finally, the uptempo “I’m Still Standing” – which originally appeared as part of the soundtrack for Rock Band Blitz, available now on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation®Network – will be available as a single for the first time.

These hits and more are also available as part of Elton John’s greatest hits compilation, Rocket Man – Number Ones!

Additionally, during the week of the release of “Elton John Pack 01,” Rock Band Blitz players will earn double Coins any time they play any of the three tracks from the pack!

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (December 18th, 2012):

  • “The Bitch is Back” – Elton John
  • “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Elton John
  • “I’m Still Standing” – Elton John
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system December 19th)
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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