Guitar Hero III CD to come with free in-game songs

Xbox 360 owners who purchase upcoming soundtrack for Activision game will be able to download extra tracks from AFI, Marilyn Manson, and Flyleaf.

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SIDEBAR: The musically diverse setlists of RedOctane's Guitar Hero series have always resembled the hodgepodge of hits one might find on a blockbuster film soundtrack. As a result, it's not entirely surprising that a soundtrack CD based on the latest installment of the game is in the works.

According to a Billboard.com report, record label Interscope is preparing a Guitar Hero III soundtrack CD featuring music from the game. Naturally, the disc will feature Interscope artists like Sonic Youth, AFI, Queens of the Stone Age, and Flyleaf.

Xbox 360 gamers who purchase the soundtrack will also find a code they can use to download three bonus songs from Xbox Live. The songs include AFI's as-yet unreleased "Carcinogen Crush," Flyleaf's "Tina," and a Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) remix of Marilyn Manson's "Putting Holes in Happiness."

Set for release alongside the game in late October, the Guitar Hero III soundtrack is currently listed on Amazon.com for $14.99. A full tracklisting for the CD was not listed as of press time.

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