Rock Band 3 won’t hit shelves for a few more weeks, but that hasn’t stopped Harmonix from announcing the first slew of DLC for the title. What’s more, they’re giving some of it away for free.

Anyone who plays the game online during launch week will get three songs by the legendary band The Doors free in celebration of the game’s release. The songs “Touch me,” “Light My Fire,” and “Riders on the Storm” will be available via the game’s music store the week of launch.

At the outset of the Rock Band 3 project, we identified The Doors, with their powerful songs driven by intricately woven keyboard, guitar and drum parts, as an ideal partner for our game,” said Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President of Music, Electronic Games and Programming for MTV Networks. “As they are also one of the greatest rock bands of all time, we are tremendously proud that they will be the first artist featured in the Rock Band 3 download store and that we’re able to bring this special offer of their music to everyone who buysRock Band 3 the week it releases.”

In addition to the three tracks, players will have access to a slew of priced Doors tracks the week of launch including “LA Woman” and “Touch Me.” Several of the songs will also feature pro bass and guitar functionality, which enables the game to be played with a more realistic guitar peripheral, complete with actual frets and strings.

“I’m very excited that keyboards are finally a part of Rock Band. It’s about time you guys got hip to the necessity of keys in rock,” said Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for The Doors. “This is going to be great for all the gamers, because it’s a lot more difficult.  Rock Band 3 will require some brainwork, so let’s ‘Break On Through!’  By the way, get those free downloads: ‘Light My Fire,’ ‘Riders On the Storm’ and ‘Touch Me’ are all great keyboard songs. And look out for The Doors’ lost masterpiece, Live in Vancouver, when it releases Nov. 22!”

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