"A good song is a good song man, simple as that!" That's the mercurial and confident, but oh so endearing songwriter and vocalist Rod Black. Black knows his way around a well-written tune. He's recently finished co-writing a slew of them for his brand new band, Jet Black Stare, and their Island Records debut album, In This Life.

The record's first single "Ready To Roll" is a pedal-to-the-metal anthem that will bring you charging down the drag strip. Fittingly, this track, as well as "It's Over" (the catchiest tune ever written about a cheating ex), are both to be featured in the upcoming EA video game NASCAR 09.

Now you can go up against Jet Black Stare in Halo 3. They'll be firing up their consoles Saturday, August 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Eastern time (11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Pacific) for a Game with Fame session. Grab your Energy Sword and get ready to rock!

If you get a chance to play with the band, Xbox wants to hear about it! Send an email to xlmail@microsoft.com with the subject: "GWF - Jet Black." Be sure to include your gamertag and home town.

Xbox Live Game With Fame with Jet Black Stare
Date: Saturday, August 16th, 2008
Time: 2PM-4PM EST
Game:?Halo 3
Gamertag: JetBlackStare 1 and JetBlackStare 2 (*note space between band name and number)