Rock Band Network beta tonight

Rock and roll, all night

After the opening act that was the song programming tools enabling you to create your own tunes, Rock Band Network will take centre stage tonight as the open beta launches.

Destructoid spoke with developer Harmonix, which confirmed the launch of the full online suite later tonight.

Joining a small selection of music from noted artists including Billy Idol, The Postal Service, and Sleater-Kinney will be original tracks uploaded from the Rock Band community.

These will be available for direct download at a later date through the Rock Band Network Store, yet Harmonix anticipates waiting a little longer before it opens. The company won't formally launch the store until they "accrue a good base of content."

When it does open, Harmonix expects tracks to range in cost from 1-3 USD. Prices will be set by the author(s).

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