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'Rock Band' Spawns Virtual Musicians

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'Rock Band' Spawns Virtual Musicians

'Rock Band' Spawns Virtual Musicians

'Rock Band' Spawns Virtual Musicians

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The new video game Rock Band lets users willing to part with $170 strum along with the Ramones, drum with Jimi Hendrix, or croon alongside Keith Richards. Players start off as a small hometown band. As they earn money and fans, they learn more songs and travel the world. Who knows, they might, might even make a living as musicians — virtually speaking, that is.

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