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Soundgarden Release New Album via Video Game 'Guitar Hero'

October 2, 2010 (4:46 am) GMT
By getting their songs featured on 'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock', the band hope they can reach a new generation of rock fans.
Soundgarden Release New Album via Video Game 'Guitar Hero'

Reunited rockers have made the most of new technology - they've released their first album in 14 years via hit video game "Guitar Hero". The band, fronted by , signed a deal with video game bosses to feature their new project, "", in its entirety on the new "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock", which was released in the U.S. this earlier week.

The album features some of the group's biggest hits from its heyday in the 1990s as well as a number of previously unreleased tracks and will not hit music retailers until next week. Cornell admits Soundgarden agreed to the rare move in a bid to reach a new generation of rock fans, reports the Associated Press.

He says, "In the obvious way, it's going to reach a certain amount of younger people that either may or may not know about Soundgarden. No matter what, I feel like releasing it this way is going to reach a lot of people who have not heard our music or have not heard a lot of it."

And he's been intrigued by the "Guitar Hero" franchise, which allows gamers to rock out with their icons on a guitar-shaped controller, since its inception in 2005. "I thought about doing this ever since I've heard about the game and what it is. I think the musical arrangements lend itself so well to what the video game is," he states.

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