Have you ever gold-starred
your favorite song on Rock Band
, and briefly thought that you could embarrass the artists who originally recorded the track in a head-to-head showdown? Well, based on what we've seen from major-label bands that have tried their hand at Harmonix's rockstar simulator
, that probably wouldn't be terribly difficult
-- regardless, Spike TV will be pitting
the three highest ranked groups of faux troubadours against three actual
bands in a Rock Band 2
countdown special tonight at 11:30 PM EST.
The show, titled 30 Minutes to Midnight
, will feature Judas Priest
, Cheap Trick
playing their respective Rock Band 2
tracks against the top three bands of the Xbox Live community: Earth, Wind and Centaur!; Die! in a Fire; and Here Comes a New Challenger. The program will also feature a young man who can apparently pass a song while performing all four parts at once
-- and without any of those newfangled robot arms we've been hearing about lately.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]