XBOX LIVE have partnered with Kerrang Magazine to create a stage full of exclusive live and never before seen content for Xtival 09 – an online music, game and film festival available only through XBOX LIVE
The stage will feature exclusive material from bands such as Placebo, The Answer, Fightstar and In Case Of Fire. Users who log onto XBOX LIVE over Xtival weekend will be able to a view an exclusive never before seen live Answer performance of ‘Tonight’ filmed in Milan as part of the AC/DC tour.
This weeks Kerrang magazine also contains a VIP pass with a code to access a special XBOX Kerrang! Premium theme, enabling you to personlize your XBOX 360 experience with specially designed rocking backgrounds!
Xtival 09 will take place from May 1st to May 4th. If you have an XBOX 360 and a broadband connection all you need to do is log onto XBOX Live and enter Xtival 09 to access the footage.
For more info check out the website.
Get Ready to Rumble! Geoff Tate will be taking on competitors in “NASCAR 09” and Michael Wilton will be squaring off against users on “Halo 3.” The Queensrÿche “Game With Fame” will take place on April 13 between 1:00-3:00 PM PT.
QUEENSRYCHE IS XBOX ARTIST OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL
Xbox Live Marketplace Is Exclusive Retailer For “If I Were King” Video
New Album American Soldier Now Available From Atco/Rhino; U.S. Tour To Begin April 16 In Seattle
Queensrÿche has been selected as “Xbox Artist Of The Month” for April to coincide with the release of their new album American Soldier. Starting today, the Xbox LIVE Marketplace will be the exclusive retailer
for the band’s new video “If I Were King.” Xbox LIVE users can now purchase the video for a cost of 160 Microsoft points. Xbox LIVE users can also watch an exclusive free video clip of the recording session of “Sliver”
featuring lead singer Geoff Tate and guest vocalist and soldier A.J. Fratto.
On April 13, just days before the kickoff of the American Soldier Tour, Tate and guitarist Michael Wilton will take part in a Xbox “Game With Fame,” where Xbox LIVE users can play against the band members. Tate will be taking on competitors in “NASCAR 09” and Wilton will be squaring off against users on “Halo 3.” The Queensrÿche “Game With Fame” will take place on April 13 between 1:00-3:00 PM PT. Visit www.xbox.com/gwfqueensryche for more details.
American Soldier features a dozen songs inspired by numerous interviews with veterans conducted by Tate, who was intent on telling their story using their words. After speaking with soldiers who served in various
conflicts from World War II to Iraq, Tate turned their firsthand experiences from the frontlines into an unflinching musical examination of war from the soldier’s perspective.
Queensrÿche will launch an extensive tour of the U.S. on April 16 at the Snoqualmie Casino outside of the band’s hometown of Seattle. The shows will be presented in three suites, with the band performing sets from American Soldier, Rage For Order, and Empire.
If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold member, and you want a chance to play with Black Stone Cherry, send a friend request to the Gamertag BlackStone GWF and be online
half an hour before (5:00 p.m.) the Game with Fame session starts on Monday, January 12, 5:30 p.m. EST.
The band plays hard-edged Southern-fried rock and roll, and has released two albums to date. Their first self-titled debut came out in 2006, and the new
album, Folklore and Superstition, launched earlier this year. Black Stone Cherry consists of Chris Robertson (vocals, guitar), John Fred Young (drums), Jon
Lawhon (bass), and Ben Wells (guitar).
If you get a chance to play with Black Stone Cherry, Xbox wants to hear about it! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “GWF – Black Stone Cherry.” Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.
Who: Black Stone Cherry
Date: Monday, January 12, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST)
Game: Call of Duty: World at War
Gamertags: BlackStone GWF (space between BlackStone and GWF)
Hard-rocking Aussie band Airbourne has been blistering the eardrums of fans
around the world, especially with their new release Runnin’ Wild, including the
hit songs “Too Much Too Young Too Fast” and “Stand Up for Rock N Roll.”
Airbourne is currently on tour throughout Europe, but after the Gods of Metal
Festival in Bologna, Italy, drummer Ryan O’Keeffe will take a break to play Xbox
LIVE® members in Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ on Tuesday, July 1, 2008.
Xbox LIVE Gold members can get chance to play with Ryan O’Keeffe by sending a
friend request to the following Gamertag (* AIRBOURNE Ryan) and be online half
an hour before (5:00 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts on Tuesday, July
1, 5:30 P.M. ET.
Xbox Live Game With Fame with Ryan O’Keefe from Airbourne
Date: July 1st, 2008
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM (Eastern)
Game: Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Gamertag: AIRBOURNE Ryan
Linking URL: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/gamewithfame/2008/0623-airbourne.htm
And be sure to check out the Xbox Emerging Artist page, where Airbourne is
If you get a chance to play with Ryan O’Keeffe, send Xbox an e-mail with the
subject: “GWF – Ryan O’Keeffe.” Be sure to include your Gamertag and home town.
Rev Theory is revving up to release Light It Up on June 10th. The Brian Howes (Hinder, Puddle of Mudd) and Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Korn) produced album features the raucous single “Hell Yeah” and Wrestle Mania XXIV theme song “Light it Up.”
To celebrate the unleashing of Light It Up, Rev Theory and Hard Rock Hideout are giving one winner an Xbox 360 Elite along with an Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel and Nascar 09 which features a song by Rev Theory.