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Muse Frontman Matt Bellamy To Lend His Likeness And Musical Talents To Guitar Hero 5


The Band Seeks Fans To Fill The Audience At Their First US TV Performance at the 2009 Video Music Awards September 13th

The Resistance Due September 15th, Via Warner Bros. Records

The multi-talented Matt Bellamy will bring his trademark falsetto and intense guitar shredding to the virtual stage as an in-game playable rocker in this fall’s highly-anticipated Guitar Hero® 5.

In addition to his likeness, the frontman of UK alternative band Muse is bringing one of the band’s most popular singles, “Plug in Baby,” to the massive 85 song on-disc set list.

Bellamy joins Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana and Shirley Manson as part of the all-star lineup of in-game artists set to appear as playable characters in Guitar Hero 5.

This September, living room legends will rock any way they want in Guitar Hero 5. The entire set list is at players’ finger tips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from more than 80 of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Vampire Weekend, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut.

Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination — multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game’s all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero® series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.

Scheduled to hit store shelves on September 1, 2009, Guitar Hero 5 is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes) and will be released for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit Guitar Hero 5 Official Website.

Fans can visit to get the latest news on Matt Bellamy and Muse, or to take advantage of an exclusive pre-order offer for the release of the band’s upcoming album ‘The Resistance’, which hits stores in the U.S. on September 15.

Check out Matt Bellamy’s Interview with Yahoo! Music about his Guitar Hero 5 likeness.

In addition to the Guitar Hero 5 craze, the band is looking for die-hard Muse fans to fill the audience for their performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009. They want their most loyal fans to join them for their first ever US television performance, and who knows, maybe they’ll play some extra songs just for you that night.

If you want to be in the audience and can get yourself to New York City, click HERE and request your free tickets now!

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Muse 2009 Tour Dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

September 2009

24- New York, NY- Giants Stadium
25- New York, NY- Giants Stadium
29- Washington, DC- FedEx Field

October 2009

01- Charlottesville, VA- Scott Stadium
03- Raleigh, NC- Carter-Finley Stadium
06- Atlanta, GA- Georgia Dome
09- Tampa, FL- Raymond James Stadium
12- Dallas, TX- New Cowboys Stadium
14- Houston, TX- Reliant Stadium @ Reliant Park

Artist: Muse
Release: The Resistance
Release Date: September 15th
Label: Warner Bros. Records

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  2. By Game Consoles on Aug 27, 2009 | Reply

    “Bellamy joins Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana and Shirley Manson”….Wahhh, all the more i can’t wait to play the Guitar Hero 5. Awesome line-up!

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