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Rock Band 4’s tracklist just got one song longer with Kmart announcing today an exclusive DLC download of the Neil Diamond song Porcupine Pie when you pre-order from their online store.
This announcement comes as a surprise because Kmart recently got out of the video game business ending with a big sale of all its remaining video game merchandise last year. According to Eddie Lampert, the CEO of Kmart, this is one last video game hurrah for the struggling chain.
“We wanted to go out with a bang and when our sale last year didn’t even put a tiny dent in our video game stock we decided to try one more time but on a grander scale.”
According to Lampert, they had to pay Neil Diamond a hefty sum to convince him to license Porcupine Pie to Harmonix. In addition, they had to also pay Harmonix to agree to the licensing.
“They weren’t completely sold on the idea, “said Lampert. “So, we had to sweeten the deal.”
Today’s announcement triples the number of songs planned for Rock Band 4 from one to three. Here’s a full list of songs released by Harmonix:
- Neil Diamond – “Porcupine Pie”
- Neil Sedaka – “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”
- Neil deGrasse Tyson – “I’m Funny Too, Ya Know”
Rock Band 4’s “Neil” focused songs are an effort by Harmonix to bring about a little bit of unity in the crowded and unorganized rock music simulator genre.
“With a move to only three songs, all sung by someone named Neil our fans will no longer have to spend most of their Rock Band parties scrolling through endless lists of alphabetically ordered tracks,” said Alex Rigopulos, CEO of Harmonix.
Rock Band 4 launches Oct. 6 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more information, read the above article again.