Friday, November 13, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures issue 'New Fang' for video game format

Want to bang on the drums like Dave Grohl, slide your way across a fretboard or sing like Josh Homme, or handle a bass like John Paul Jones? On Tuesday, you ain't gotta wait no more.

While Jimmy Page says he opposes licensing his music for video game consoles, the supergroup starring his former Led Zeppelin bandmate has green-lighted adding its new single to the game "Rock Band."

"New Fang," one of them newfangled, newfangled tracks off the debut album by Them Crooked Vultures, will be available for download beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17, to be implemented into the Xbox 360 video game.

The band issued a statement today explaining the reason for this decision. It reads:
"Them Crooked Vultures are keenly aware of the different ways in which modern music fans digest new music and are therefore especially happy to be able to offer the first single from their self-titled debut up as a downloadable 'Rock Band' game track on the same day the album goes on sale."
The track will sell for $1.99 in the United States, £.99 in the United Kingdom, and €1.49 in Europe. Xbox 360 users can also use 160 Microsoft Points for the download.

"New Fang" will be also available for "Rock Band" on the Wii platform beginning Nov. 24, which will require 200 Wii Points for the download. Playstation 3 users can look forward to playing with "New Fang" beginning Dec. 3.

The "Rock Band" format has generated 60 million paid downloads since its launch two years ago, on Nov. 20, 2007.


  1. zzzz - is this really of any interest? Don't you understand that nobody is interested in this "Crocked Vultures" stuff. All we want is the mighty Led Zep!!

  2. So, Steve can write about Plant and Page all he wants, but he can't write about Jones?

    Let's give JPJ some well deserved recognition, now that he's back in the spotlight.

    Please remember: There ain't no Santa Claus, and There ain't no Easter Bunny . . . . and there ain't gonna be no Led Zeppelin reunion.



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