Rock Band 3 demo available, Xbox 360/PS3

A demo for Rock Band 3, the next music game in the popular franchise from Harmonix, is now available for download over Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. If you don’t have the new keyboard and Fender Pro-Guitar controllers, you can use your existing Rock Band controllers, using the legacy guitar to control keyboard parts. The demo features 4 songs in Quickplay mode: Spacehog’s “In the Meantime,” White Stripes’ “Hardest Button to Button,” Slipknot’s “Before I forget,” and Foreigner – “Cold as Ice.”

You can play in one “standard” and one “music video” venue, getting a chance to try out new three-part harmonies as well. You must have a PSN or Xbox Live Gold account to download, and at least one Rock-band compatible instrument controller or USB microphone to play.