JOE SATRIANI Composes Original Music For 'NASCAR 06' Video Game

Guitar legend Joe Satriani has written and recorded 42 original pieces (30 minutes' worth) of soundtrack music (including full songs and shorter background loops) for the Electronic Artists game "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control". With bluesy piano, frenetic drums and awe-inspiring guitar solos, the raucous music in the game is designed to amplify the white-knuckle intensity of NASCAR.

"Making music for the new NASCAR game was challenging, exciting, liberating, and fun too! I played my guitar in every imaginable way to convey the power of the sport and the depth of the game," said Joe Satriani.

"Joe Satriani is a guitar hero — his fans are die-hard rockers who also love the adrenaline of NASCAR. He was the perfect choice for the game. Now, his fans won't have to wait until his next album to hear this amazing new material," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA.

In "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control", players take command of the biggest teams in NASCAR by building a multi-car dynasty. In the first-ever Squad Based Racing experience, you are not alone. Radio to teammates for assistance, while managing on-track partnerships, or take the wheel of a teammate's car in the middle of a race to fend off rivals. With all-new game controls, including real-time voice command, communicate with your crew chief, spotters, and on-track allies to help punch your team through the pack. As an owner, build your own racing empire or even buy top NASCAR teams like Hendrick Motorsports. Earn the title of Teammate, Champion, and Hero in "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control".

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The "NASCAR 06: Total Team Control" in-game music soundtrack is a part of the EA Sports Trax music initiative that EA debuted in 2001. The program is dedicated to bringing gamers the hottest music through EA's videogames.

"NASCAR 06: Total Team Control" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft is rated "E" for (Everyone) by the ESRB.

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