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Metallica To Give "Rock Band" First Single From New Album

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1UP.com has issued the following report from Kris Pigna:

It seems all we talk about these days is Rock Band this or Rock Band that, but truth be told, when there's so much exciting news circulating the game it's hard not to. The latest comes from a story in the Rocky Mountain News, written by a Kotaku writer who expands on the material in a posting. One subject that got cut, oddly enough, is the most intriguing: the possibility of a Rock Band television show.

Paul DeGooyer, MTV's senior vice president of home entertainment, was interviewed for the story, and said that while a Rock Band-themed show on MTV isn't currently in the works, it's not something that hasn't been considered. "The risk is that a show would be put together that's not very good," DeGooyer said. "We need the right concept, one that looks at how gamers engage with the game. There really isn't this impetus to put the wrong show up. The game speaks for itself."

DeGooyer also spoke of what MTV and Harmonix intend for weekly downloadable song releases, specifically plans to debut new music exclusively on Rock Band -- and one of the first could be a doozy. "There are a couple of things we've committed to, one of them with METALLICA for example," DeGooyer said. "They've reserved the right to give us their first single from their new album for the game." Metal.

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1. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

You know, I'd be upset if Metallica didn't suck and if Rock Band wasn't a $200 Guitar Hero rip-off.

Anyways, it's not like I can't LimeWire the sh** if I want to.

# Nov 28, 2007 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Metallian writes:

Guess that means Metallica is trying to make another black album, but will somehow fail at that somehow and just suck

# Nov 28, 2007 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. FocusShift writes:

Two overpriced pieces of sh** coming together as one. Saves the hassle of hating on them separately.

# Nov 28, 2007 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Neurotictim writes:

"How gamers engage with the game."

Great, a tv show wherein you watch people play video games. Sounds like a winner right there, then they reserve the right to a crappy sell-out band's first single to a copy-cat game. Like watching grass grow, only with fat and lazy blades of grass, filled with their own delusions of grandeur... Wonder how much they paid to reserve Metallica's first single?

Metal, Lars-Ulrich-style.

# Nov 28, 2007 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Terminator writes:

^lol

now playing: annihilator - plasma zombies

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 2:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

guess whoretallica is cashing in on the latest trend. this just really shows that fagtallica is truly money driven slut whores!!!!!! but thats what its all about....$$$$$$$

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. MetalFan420 writes:

Yes the metallica song will probly suck. But rock band isnt a copy cat game as it is made by the developer that made guitar hero 1 and 2. GH3 is made by a different team that purchased the rights.

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Dark_Funeral writes:

gh3 had a sh** load of bad songs on it.

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. FocusShift writes:

You're going to have that though. It's not a game to appeal just to metal heads or just to classic rockers or just to alternative rockers. Maybe they'll do genre spinoffs but until then you're going to have to deal with some not so good songs.

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. menow writes:

everybody keeps b****in how metallica is milkin this for money when yall know damn well if u could do it u would.

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 5:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jrizzle writes:

Yea, but that doesn't change the fact that Metallica sucks now

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. iEATbabies writes:

i wouldn't, money isnt everything. If Metallica wants to make sh** music just for the sales and take a dump on their fans, whatever. Everything comes full circle.

# Nov 29, 2007 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. tallica4life writes:

yeah its will prob be like the other songs, ..IT WILL KICK ASS, hey a$$holes if you dont like them then why are you talking about them, sure they sold out, ..every f***ing show they played, get over it, they are the greatest band of all time.

# Dec 1, 2007 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brandedcfh420 writes:

yo tallica4life...you said greatest but i think you meant gayest!!!!

# Dec 1, 2007 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Dark_Funeral writes:

why the f*** does every damn kid defend a band with this statement "if you dont like them then why are you talking about them"
-MAYBE...JUST THROWING IT OUT THERE, they might WANT to talk sh** about a band. What are you going to do about?

i like metallica's older material though its good :D

# Dec 1, 2007 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Neurotictim writes:

"sure they sold out, ...every f***king show they played..."

So did Michael Bolton, moron. Selling out has nothing to do with ticket sales.

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. old skool thrash writes:

who cares, i still bang my head hard to their first 4 albums, thats the only thing thats important!!

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. FocusShift writes:

It just comes to a point where you can't listen to their first four albums without being reminded that they've ruined whatever those cds had by making complete sh**.

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ZT writes:

Guitar Hero is stupid.

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. feedingthedemons writes:

metallica fans, yur stupid...well no wat i mean to say is die hard metallica fans the ones who say megadeth blows and metallica is awesome.....shutup yur gay


who wrote the first albums= mustaine

who isnt sucking album after album=megadeth

shutup please....its not f***ing four horsemen its mechanix


really metallica is like....the band started by poser kids, that try to be sUp3R metal and end up ebing gay....u know wat i mean, mustaine was the best thing that happened to metallica

and isnt it funny that exodus and megadeth r much better than metallica.....(kirk was in exodus)


but as for the article here.....idc...metallica sucks, and yeah they sold out every concert.....cuz there so commercial...so shutup

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Agnostic Priest writes:

f*** man, diss Metallica all you want. But their first four albums kick so much a$$ it's not even funny. Metallica from 82-89 is the best, better than Megadeth. Not Exodus though but I'd say Metallica is definately better than Megadeth.

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Real Metal Is Good writes:

you know, all you people that say "omg, they are sellouts, their music must be s***" are really stupid. ok, so metallicas newer stuff isnt so great, but how can you possibly put on Master of Puppets or Enter Sandman and not say "wow". They are one of the greatest metal bands ever and regardless of being "sell outs" they are still f***ing amazing.

# Dec 3, 2007 @ 4:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. MetallicaXD writes:

now this comment is for "feedingthedemons", k first off i really like metallica and megadeth, both great bands, now first off, just no, like mustain wrote part of the album ride the lightning, then he was kicked out, thats his part...and there not sucking album after freakin album, sure they released a few, 8, yes 8 friggn studio albums, like other bands havnt released more like look at the beatles, see my point...no about the sold out concerts, there are still people who listen to classic thrash, like metallica, so why wouldnt you go see their friggn concert... thats all ive got, if you reply to this ill prolly never read it so yea....

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