May 27th, 2005
1:48 PM CST -
Chart-climbing rock group Rise Against is calling on all Xbox gamers to challenge them as part of the latest Xbox Live “Game with Fame” on June 3, 2005. Xbox Live players can look for the gamertag riseagainstgwf from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT / 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EDT to test their skills against the band in Midway’s Mortal Kombat: Deception.

The band’s debut album under the DreamWorks label, Siren Song of the Counter-Culture, has held a firm place in the Billboard Top-20 for New Artists since its arrival on store shelves in August 2004. Rise Against will do ‘kombat’ with gamers from their hometown of Chicago, Ill., where the band will perform at YMCA Field on June 4 as part of the Q101 Block Party powered by Xbox.

For more information on Siren Song of the Counter-Culture or Rise Against tour dates, please visit:

Xbox Live's “Game with Fame” program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to play against some of today's hottest stars. Past “Game with Fame” celebrity players include The Strokes, Hoobastank, Three Doors Down, Incubus and Buffalo Bills' Running Back Willis McGahee. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the “Game with Fame” Web site at

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:

May 28th, 2005 2:51 PM CST - Robot Commander
Damn thats cool. Makes me mad that I don't have XBOX Live.
May 28th, 2005 9:48 PM CST - Janakan
Man I dont have XBOX LIVE EITHER so it sux
May 30th, 2005 4:48 PM CST - Jion_Wansu
Who's going to challenge the band members on MKD?
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