Dust off those putrid plastic instruments: Rock Band is back. We're not referring to a sequel, of course – not yet, anyway – but brand new DLC for the series, which brings an end to an incredible 21 month hiatus. Harmonix famously stopped supporting Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz almost two years ago, but, like a rockstar that's run out of money, the developer has brought the title out of retirement.

The trio of new tracks – 'R U Mine?' by the academically unfortunate Arctic Monkeys, 'Shepherd of Fire' by the tone deaf Avenged Sevenfold, and 'Something from Nothing' by the, well, Foo Fighters – are due out on 13th January for $1.99 in North America, and 21st January for £0.99 in Europe. It's not entirely clear whether this is just a one-off thing, but we'll find out for sure soon enough.

[source forums.harmonixmusic.com]