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Straight to Video Games

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Guns 'n' Roses will release one song from its long-overdue, much-leaked album "Chinese Democracy" on the new Rock Band 2. Metallica is making every song from the upcoming “Death Magnetic” available on the latest versions of Guitar Hero. And Wii Music lets Nintendo geeks simulate the playing of 60 different instruments. New York Times contributor Robert Levine joins us to talk about music's new "halo" inside the video game industry.

Guests:

Robert Levine

Comments [3]

Catfish J. Rivers from Elizardbreff, NJ

My friend's band Bang Camero have really benefited from having 2 songs in Guitar Hero. It works for smaller bands too, nut just big bands.

Jul. 23 2008 02:13 PM
Caryn Lombardo from Brooklyn, NY

So how does Rock Band add the cowbell to the surfaces that the drummer-player might strike?

Jul. 23 2008 02:12 PM
Matt in Midtown from Midtown Manhattan

Metallica's music, which I've never much appreciated, seems like it might be more palatable as a motivational soundtrack for a serial killing spree in Vice City. Guitar Hero, not so much.

Jul. 23 2008 02:08 PM

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