British Rock Music, a category so good it needs to be capitalized, has many bands that have been heavy hitters on pop charts all around the globe. May 8th, the British Band Muse
will be topping a different kind of chart, The Down loadable content page of Guitar Hero III games everywhere (sorry Wii owners, this doesn't include you). The song pack features two songs from the Muse
album Black Holes and Revelations
"Exo-Politics" and "Supermassive Black Hole" and the song "Stockholm Syndrome" from the album Absolution
(the last being a particular favorite of mine). Maybe one day there will be other popular British Rock Bands hitting the DLC of Guitar Hero III (I know there are others, I'm hinting for some Beatles).
BRITISH ROCKERS MUSE TO PLAY ENCORE IN DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR GUITAR HERO® III: LEGENDS OF ROCK
SANTA MONICA, CA – May 2, 2008 – Known for their exhilarating live performances and unique blend of rock music styles, British trio Muse is returning to Guitar Hero® for an encore performance with the release of a three track downloadable song pack for Activision Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock.
Featuring the rousing hits “Exo-Politics” and “Supermassive Black Hole” from the band’s critically acclaimed album Black Holes and Revelations, and “Stockholm Syndrome” from their multi-platinum record Absolution, the Muse track pack will be available for Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and in the PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system on May 8, 2008.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock offers the ultimate rock experience with new wireless guitars, freshly added content and features including a multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host of exclusive unlockable content and visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer modes allow axe-shredders worldwide to compete head-to-head for true rock status as they riff through a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by legendary artists such as Aerosmith, Guns 'N' Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam, as well as original songs by guitar icons Slash and Tom Morello. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is now available and is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. For more information visit www.guitarhero.com.
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