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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Earlier this week, we mentioned "Guitar Hero," a videogame where players can rock out to their favorite tunes. Our last word in business today: battle of the bands.
"Guitar Hero's" wild success has spawned competition from a new video game called "Rock Band." For $170, "Rock Band" lets you 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 even make a living as musicians. Virtually speaking, that is.
This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
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