Metallica Take On The Beatles and Van Halen… Sort Of

goldenjoystickMusic legends slug it out for ultimate music game accolade

Three of the biggest names in music history are going head to head in the Music Game Of The Year category in the world’s biggest video games awards event, the Golden Joystick Awards.

The multi million selling heavy metal titans are gunning for the prestigious award with their ‘Guitar Hero: Metallica’ title and will face stiff competition from the hugely popular ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ and ‘Guitar Hero: Van Halen’.

With over 300 million album sales between them, the trio has collectively rewritten music history. While The Beatles have helped shape the face of popular culture for the past 50 years, Metallica have popularised heavy metal music across the globe and Van Halen have fused virtuoso rock musicianship with spectacular live performances, placing them into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most #1 hits on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.

All three bands released their games in the past 12 months and are nominated alongside seven other blockbuster console based music games.

Known as the ‘people’s gaming awards’ it is held in high esteem in the global video games industry with nearly 1,000 executives attending the glittering ceremony, which will this year be held at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel on 29th October 2010.

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