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Joba Chamberlain Rocks Out on Xbox LIVE After MLB All-Star Game

July 11, 2008

Joba Chamberlain Rocks Out on Xbox LIVE After MLB All-Star Game

Star Pitcher to Riff with Fans on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith in Latest Xbox LIVE Game with Fame Session

To celebrate the MLB All-Star Games coming to New York during the final season at Yankee Stadium before the inception of the new ballpark in The Bronx, Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain will step off the mound to test his skills at the hottest new game, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, on Xbox 360, as part of the latest Xbox LIVE online entertainment network Game with Fame session, one day after the mid-season classic.

Fans are being offered the rare opportunity to connect with one of baseball’s hottest young stars and rock out after one of the biggest events in sports. For a chance to face off against Joba, send a friend request to the gamertag, JobaGWF, by 6:30 PM EST (3:30 PM PST) on Wednesday, July 16th.

Joba Chamberlain is in his second season as part of the New York Yankees pitching staff. In 2005 while at the University of Nebraska, he helped the Cornhuskers win the team's first-ever College World Series. Selected by the Yankees in the 2006 Draft, Joba became the highest drafted Native American in baseball history. Formerly a reliever in his rookie season for New York, Chamberlain recently recorded his first career win as a starter, throwing 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, leading to a 10-0 Yankees victory on June 25th.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith brings these quintessential rock legends to the interactive realm to create the ultimate gaming experience. As fans progress through their careers in the game, they can rock out to scores of Aerosmith’s greatest hits including various tracks re-mastered by the legendary band for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, as well as songs from celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way. Venues from historical moments during the band’s illustrious career offer the experience of “sweet emotion” and further capture the essence of the band’s rise to fame. Players can rock out with friends Aerosmith-style with the limited special edition bundle, including a copy of the game, wireless guitar with an exclusive Aerosmith faceplate design, and a collector’s 18-page tour book.

The 2008 MLB All-Star Game will be played on July 15th at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York, home of the New York Yankees. For more information go to www.mlb.com.

The Xbox LIVE Game with Fame program gives Xbox LIVE subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat with and play Xbox 360 against some of today’s hottest stars and athletes. Past Game with Fame celebrity players include Shawne Merriman, Marques Colston, Andy Roddick, Patrick Willis, Jack Black, Jenny McCarthy, Ludacris, Rihanna and more. Further information about other Xbox LIVE events is available at the Game with Fame web site, http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/gamewithfame.

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