November 13, 2008
MTV PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE MUSIC
VIDEO GAME BATTLE OF THE BANDS ON “ROCK BAND BATTLE” SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH AT
MTV gets revved up for the ultimate
music video game battle of the bands when five groups of Rock Band playing
fanatics compete in Rock Band Battle on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 1:00pm
ET/PT. Hosted by comedian Dan Levy with actress Carrie Keagan taking on
co-hosting duties, the one hour special will feature five Rock Band groups going
head-to-head as they attempt to live out their rock ‘n roll dreams and compete
for a tricked out electronics package.
With the widely successful Rock Band
2® music-based video game at their sides, the four member groups will have a
chance to take their pick of microphone, drums, bass or guitar and select their
favorite song from the Rock Band 2 catalogue of over 100 tracks. The contestants
will be scored on how well they play the game along with how well they impress
the audience with their stage presence and rock and roll acumen.
The winning band will walk away with
an electronics system package that will ensure the ultimate at-home Rock Band
Big Screen LG television, Cambridge
SoundWorks Newton Theater System, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Rock Band 2 Special
Edition Bundle from MTV Games for Xbox 360.
Five outstanding groups from diverse
backgrounds will stand up to the Rock Band 2 challenge. Though their backgrounds
are assorted, their shared devotion for the game that rocks is the tie that
S Girls are self described as “four
smoking hot, talented, fun bombshells that always entertain and never
disappoint.” They are full time students and members of the Chi Omega Sorority,
thus the S. They plan to hit the stage with a new school performance of an old
Classical Musicians will show that
they too can bang their heads when Mozart’s Biatch takes unexpected turn by
performing The Donnas single “New Kid in School.” All members of the group play
instruments in a symphony together, but after orchestra rehearsal, they unwind
with a stylistic twist by playing Rock Band at home.
Poorman’s Process is a group of
young men who spread their love for the game by hosting a Rock Band night at
their local bar. Since they came together they made a vow to “Rock With No
Limits.” Rock Band has a special place in their hearts because they feel it has
taken their love for Karaoke to the next level.
One of the best elements of Rock
Band is the freakishly cool avatars that display images of rockers. The basement
band, Jerk Rag have taken this feature to the next level, as they take the stage
in real life as a complete mash-up of 80’s hair bands and 90’s grunge. A group
made up of three guys and one lady, they all share the “down for anything”
Scared Puppy is a group of self
described “hippies,” who are extremely laid back with “chill” attitudes. All of
the guys work together and use any opportunity they get to play Rock Band, even
if it’s on a break at work.
Rock Band Battle is produced by Mark
Burnett Productions, Mark Burnett and Jay Karas are executive producers. Liz
Gateley, Jacquelyne French and Tony Calandra serve as executive producers for
Rock Band 2, developed by Harmonix
and published by MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, is currently
available for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system, and will be available for the
PlayStation 2 system and Wii in December 2008.