New Def Leppard Single to Debut in Guitar Hero 3; Other Leppard Tracks Tagging Along

Music label Mercury Records has revealed that the Def Leppard single "Nine Lives" will debut as a downloadable track for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Neversoft's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

Two older Def Leppard tracks--"Rock of Ages" and "Photograph"--round out the three-song bundle, which will be available for download beginning April 24. Guitarist Phil Collen had previously indicated that a slightly different trio of tracks would instead appear in Guitar Hero IV.

Though the content will be available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users in North America April 24, European PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until May 8 to obtain the track pack. According to Mercury, the April 24 release will give players the chance to experience the new track a week before its retail availability.

No pricing information was provided. Past Guitar Hero 3 track packs have sold for 500 Microsoft Points ($6.25).