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Billy JoelFollowing up on the recent news that several of Billy Joel's classic songs would be made available as downloadable content for the new Rock Band 3 for Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii comes a list of the actual tracks coming up for release on December 14.  If you'll remember my wish list that included both familiar hits and obscure album cuts, it would seem that I'm getting most of what I want.  Here's the list of upcoming tracks:

  • "Big Shot"
  • "Captain Jack" 
  • "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" 
  • "Movin' Out"
  • "Only the Good Die Young"
  • "Piano Man"
  • "Pressure"
  • "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" 
  • "The Entertainer"
  • "The Stranger"

Thinking in terms of the piano part, those are all solid choices.  As someone who has been playing Billy Joel songs on an actual piano for most of his life, I can say that there's a decent range of difficulty in those tracks.  "Piano Man" is probably the easiest on the list with its basic limerick style of composition (even Joel himself admits to that), while "Pressure" is bound to make someone's fingers fall off.  There are still two songs left unannounced, while a second pack of songs is supposely due next year as well.  I can't wait to get hold of these tracks.  Billy Joel, Elton John, and Huey Lewis are three of my favorite musicians, and now Rock Band 3 will feature all of them.  I think this game is destined to stay in my PS3 gaming rotation for quite some time.