Rock Band Gets Dead (Cowbell Sold Separately)

Earlier this summer we were treated to a sneak peek at Playstation 3/Xbox 360’s Rock Band in action (promptly removed by the forces of good at GooTube, of course). The scene painted by the video clip was pretty rockin’, though if you prefer your air-musicianship to be more on the jam tip, your #1 source for future procrastination has you covered: Wired reoports that Rock Band’s downloadable song store will feature 18 Grateful Dead tunes! That’s lots of virtual mixolydian riffing for you Jerry heads. So far, Harmonix has announced “Truckin’,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Touch Of Grey,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Casey Jones” will make the cut. No word on whether “Drums > Space” will be available for future purchase.

Even better news: Rock Band’s comes packing “Don’t Fear The Reaper.” So kids across the country can scream “More cowbell!” and REALLY MEAN IT. Updated Rock Band tracklist after the jump.

Blue Oyster Cult – “Don’t Fear The Reaper” (Master)
The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (Master)
David Bowie – “Suffragette City” (Master)
Black Sabbath – “Paranoid” (Cover)
The Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Pop” (Master)
Mountain – “Mississippi Queen” (Cover)
Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive” (Master)
Rush – “Tom Sawyer” (Cover)
Nirvana – “In Bloom” (Master)
Stone Temple Pilots – “Vasoline” (Master)
Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So” (Master)
The Hives – “Main Offender” (Master)
The Strokes – “Reptilla” (Master)
Queens of the Stone Age – “Go With The Flow” (Master)
Foo Fighters – “Learn To Fly” (Master)
Metallica – “Enter Sandman” (Master)
Deep Purple – “Highway Star” (Master)
Faith No More – “Epic” (Master)
Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” (Master)
OK Go! – “Here It Goes Again” (Master)
Radiohead – “Creep” (Master)
The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter” (Master)
The Clash – “Should I Stay or Should I Go” (Master)
The Smashing Pumpkins – “Cherub Rock” (Master)
Beastie Boys – “Sabotage” (Master)
Nine Inch Nails – “The Hand That Feeds” (Master)
Garbage – “I Think I’m Paranoid” (Master)
Pixies – “Wave Of Mutilation” (Master)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps” (Master)
Hole – “Celebrity Skin” (master)