Rock Band Music Store finally arrives on the Wii

Rocking out on the Wii with Rock Band, our local music aficionado’s music game of choice, has been a bit less rock-tastic than on other systems thanks to the fact that it lacked downloadable tracks. Of course Harmonix and Activision had been promising downloadble content for Rock Band 2 on the Wii since Guitar Hero: World Tour said they would have it, but early adopters of the game have been going without. Well now all that has changed as the Rock Band Music Store is now live on the Wii.

The store opens with 50 tracks available, 20 of which are free for anyone who wants them and 30 of which cost 200 points per track. Activision has also affirmed its promise of delivering both the 500 song back catalogue already available on other systems and all the new tracks each and every week. Eventually Wii owners will have the entire back catalogue, though no firm date was sent for when that was. We suppose the could drag it out forever. The initial release list looks pretty solid. Check it out and make sure you get your SD card branded.

The 30 downloadable tracks for purchase include:
30 Seconds to Mars – The Kill
All-American Rejects – Move Along
Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife
Black Tide – Shockwave
Blink-182 – All the Small Things
Blondie – Call Me
Boston – More Than a Feeling
Boston – Rock & Roll Band
Disturbed – Inside the Fire
Fall Out Boy – This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
Jimmy Buffett – Cheeseburger in Paradise
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
Metallica – And Justice For All
Motley Crue – Saints of Los Angeles
Muse – Hysteria
Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug
Oasis – Wonderwall
Papa Roach – Time is Running Out
Paramore – Crushcrushcrush
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow (( Hey Oh ))
Rush – Working Man (vault edition)
Serj Tankian – Beethoven’s C***
Smashing Pumpkins – Zero
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing
The Offspring – Hammerhead
The Police – Message in a Bottle
The Who – Baba O’Riley
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Weezer – El Scorcho

The 20 free Rock Band 2 tracks include:
The 88 – Sons & Daughters
Authority Zero – No Regrets
Between the Buried & Me – Prequel to the Sequel
Cab, The – Bounce
Chevelles The, – Get It On
The Cocktail Slippers – Give it to Me
Dealership – Database Corrupted
Endeverafter – I Wanna Be Your Man
Ghost Hounds – Ashes to Fire
Hollywood Undead – Young
Kutless – The Feeling
The Len Price 3 – If I Ain’t Got You
Lesley Roy – I’m Gone I’m Going
Opiate for the Masses – Burn You Down
Semi-Precious Weapons – Magnetic Baby
Shaimus – Like a Fool
thenewno2 – Crazy Tuesday
Tickle Me Pink – The Time is Wrong
Underoath – Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
X Japan – I.V.