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Rock Band

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: EA
Developer: Harmonix

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'Rock Band' (X360) Battle of the Bands Live from the Grammys

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PST

Rock Band delivers four music games in one – challenging rockers to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals or play collectively as a whole band, spanning all genres of rock and includes many master recordings from legendary artists.

To kick off the weekend, Xbox LIVE will host Game with Fame sessions allowing Xbox LIVE Gold members to sign onto Xbox LIVE on Feb. 6, 7 and 8 from noon to 6 p.m. PST to score an opportunity to chat and play “Rock Band” with some of the biggest artists in music. Artists such as T-Pain who participate in the Game with Fame will be doing so live from the fifth annual GRAMMY Style Studio, The Recording Academy’s official styling suite where nominees, performers and presenters are invited to select one-of-a-kind pieces from leading international lifestyle brands to wear to the awards show on Feb. 10 and various GRAMMY Week events. Other surprise guests will be dropping in all week to game against fans via Xbox LIVE. Guests confirmed to attend the Style Studio include Akon, Ali Hewson, Buckcherry, Daughtry, Dave Koz, Emerson Drive, Emily King, Fat Joe, John Legend, Lang Lang, Lil Mama, Miranda Lambert, Natasha Bedingfield, No Doubt, The Pussycat Dolls, The Roots, Ryan Shaw, Snoop Dogg, Solange Knowles, Tank, and will.i.am, with many more to follow. Those interested in jamming out can send a friend request to the Xbox LIVE Gamertag GrammyGWF.

Throughout the weekend “Rock Band” gamers can participate in the Play & Win sweepstakes. To enter, players must register at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/rockyourweekend for the Play & Win sweepstakes and then play a “Rock Band” multiplayer session. There will be one winner per hour during the 72-hour period (12:01 a.m. EST, Feb. 8, to 11:59 p.m. EST, Feb. 10). All hourly winners will then be placed in a second drawing for a chance to win the Grand Prize — a trip with a guest to New York City to tour MTV Studios, a Fender Stratocaster Guitar, an Xbox 360 “Rock Band” game with guitar and drum set, and a 12-month subscription to Xbox LIVE. In addition, three first-prize winners will be chosen to receive a Fender Stratocaster guitar, an Xbox 360 “Rock Band” game guitar and drum set, and a 12-month subscription to Xbox LIVE. Six second-prize winners will receive a copy of “Rock Band” with guitar and drum set and a 12-month subscription to Xbox LIVE.

More registration details and official rules will be available at 11:59 p.m. EST, Feb. 5, 2008, through the official event Web page.

“Rock Band” fans will also get the opportunity that weekend to game over Xbox LIVE against “Rock Band” developers. They should be on the lookout for the following development team Gamertags starting Friday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. EST and throughout the weekend:

  • RBDevDan
  • RBDevAdamC
  • RBDevWhitney
  • RBDevChrisC
  • RBDevAdamB
  • RBDevChrisE
  • RBDevCasey
  • RBDevJohn
  • RBDevJoe
  • RBDevAaron
  • RBDevJake
  • RBDevColby
  • RBDevJeremy
  • RBDevMatt
  • RBDevCaleb
  • RBDevEmily
  • RBDevRyan
  • RBDevJustin
  • HarmonixDev1
  • HarmonixDev2
  • HarmonixDev3
  • HarmonixDev4
  • HarmonixDev5

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