Spike TV announced the nominees of “VGA TEN” (#VGA) which will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, as well as musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D. The multiplatform special will premiere LIVE from Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on Spike TV. Additionally, “VGA TEN” will simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com.
Grammy Award-winning recording artists Linkin Park will perform a show-stopping rendition of “Castle of Glass,” from their album “Living Things.” “Castle of Glass” is also nominated for “Best Song in a Game” for EA’s “Medal of Honor: Warfighter.”
In 2012, Linkin Park teamed up with Danger Close Games, a studio of Electronic Arts, to create the song “Castle of Glass." Castle of Glass looks at the life of a soldier, in which the video focuses on the many sacrifices they and their families make.
Linkin Park is no stranger to the Viacom family. During the first ever MTV Game Awards in 2011, Linkin Park received "Best Song in a Videogame" for their single 'Blackout,' which was included in the FIFA '11 soundtrack.
Linkin Parks' song The Catalyst" was used in the trailer and credits of the Medal of Honor video game. It was also the opening song of the game, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. In 2008 at the Guys Choice Awards, Linkin Park took home the title of the Ballsiest Band.
Tenacious D will also return to the VGAs with a live performance of “Rize of the Fenix.” This will mark the band’s second VGA performance to date.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass of "Tenacious D" performed at the 2006 awards, when Samuel L. Jackson was the host.
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