Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy' Album Coming to 'Rock Band' [UPDATE]

The band's sixth and most recent album will be available for download next week.


Guns' N Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is coming to "Rock Band" for all platforms. The DLC album will include 12 tracks; the 13th song "Shackler's Revenge" is already on the disc for "Rock Band 2," but other songs from the album will be available for purchase separately.

"Chinese Democracy" will be available on Tuesday, April 14 for Xbox 360 and Wii and on Thursday, April 16 for PlayStation Network. The cost of the tracks will be $1.99 (PSN) or 160 Microsoft Points per track. On Wii, individual songs will cost 200 Wii Points (or $2.00 each). The album download will be $19.99 or 1600 Microsoft Points; this option is not available for the Wii.

The full press release is below:


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[1])

Thursday, April 16, 2009


** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Price: $1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 per track

$2.00 or 200 Wii Points for Wii per track

$19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for album[2]

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360


In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for Wii[3]

Rock Band 2 is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo.

Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the hard drive of the Wii or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.

There are now more than 630 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 40 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

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[1] Release date for downloadable content in the Wii Rock Band Music Store is subject to change.

[2] The Chinese Democracy tracks can be purchased as individual tracks or as a full album pack for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system only.

[3] Wii Points must be purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel

We're checking to see if "Shackler's Revenge" will be made available through the online store for gamers who only have the first "Rock Band" game and therefore don't have that song on the "Rock Band 2" game disc.

[UPDATE 11:25am: A rep for the game got back to us saying that the song "Shackler's Revenge" is exclusive to the "Rock Band 2" disc and is therefore not available for download as an individual track or as part of the full album download.]