‘Gum Drop Giveaway #81

One winner gets a full copy of Rock Band 2, complete with the drums, guitar, and mic. To sweeten the deal, the winner also gets a Legacy Edition of Pearl Jam’s Ten. Why? Not only is Pearl Jam, one of the most influential and iconic bands of the 90s, still producing important music eighteen years later, you can play with Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron as he takes a shot at Rock Band 2 with Xbox LIVE┬« Gold members March 27. If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold member (if not, upgrade now at Xbox), and you want a chance to play with Matt Cameron, just send a friend request to the following Gamertag — *Pearl Jam GWF — and be online half an hour before (6:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts on Friday, March 27, 7:00 P.M. ET.

Cameron, a onetime member of grunge pioneers Skin Yard and longtime drummer for Soundgarden, is clearly a veteran of Seattle’s music scene. He joined Pearl Jam in 1998 and started recording with them on their 2000 release Binaural. This is Matt playing drums:

Pearl Jam have put out eight full-lengths since 1991. Looking back at their beginnings, they’re currently re-releasing their 1991 debut Ten. There’ll be four collectible special edition versions. You can find out more at the band’s official website.

Want to hear Matt Cameron and Pearl Jam together? If so, set up these music videos for download through Xbox LIVE Marketplace: “Alive,” Do The Evolution,” Even Flow,” Jeremy,” etc. You can check out all the Pearl Jam videos at the Xbox Marketplace.

If you get a chance to play with Matt Cameron, Xbox wants to hear about it. You can send them an e-mail at [email protected] with the subject: “GWF – Pearl Jam.” Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.

CONTEST ENDS 04/08/09 AT 12PM EST.