04 November 2008


How I missed this is beyond me but apparently on Oct 30th Harmonix (the makers of Rock Band) and Apple Corp announced that they have inked a deal to make a stand alone game featuring (according to some sources) 45 tracks spanning the entire Beatles career. This is huge. This is the Holy Grail of music based video game deals! A close second would be Led Zeppelin but THIS IS THE BEATLES!

The game is set to be released by next Christmas. So how did Rock Band land the deal and not Activision (Guitar Hero)? Apparently they paid through the nose for it. What I am understanding is that most deals made with the musicians favor the video game company because of the increased exposure they give to the band. Well all that leverage goes away when you are talking about the greatest (subjective) and still highest selling (objective) band of all time.

Here is a youtube clip to pump you up!

Just in case you are worried that this is just rumor and wishful uh wishing, you can read the Apple Corps. press release here at thebeatles.com

And here is the press release from Harmonix.

When I play Across the Universe I'd better be wearing the stadium pal because I guarantee I'll wet myself! Anyway, what are the 10 songs that for you MUST be on this game? I'll post mine:

Across the Universe
While My Guitar gently Weeps
Helter Skelter
I Am the Walrus
Hide Your Love Away
Twist and Shout
I'm Looking Through You
Can't Buy Me Love
Come Together

Let's hear yours.


joN. said...

i am pumped. this is awesome. but some of the pumpetude was taken away by that video. didn't like it and it wasn't just because of the misspelling of the word 'below.' see, this is why people think they hate the beatles. they hear something like 'can't buy me love' and they thing that's the entirety of the beatles sound. the beatles aren't my faves, but if you like MUSIC in any form then there are guaranteed beatles songs you'll appreciate. my list:

10. i saw her standing there
9. revolution 9 (just because)
8. come together
7. help!
6. a day in the life
5. back in the ussr
4. yesterday
3. we can work it out
2. eleonor rigby
1. helter skelter

(that's almost like bogus journey, eh?)

Maker said...

My favorite songs by The Beatles:

10. Last Train to Clarksville
9. Happy Together
8. Turn! Turn! Turn!
7. Pleasant Valley Sunday
6. Daydream Believer
5. She
4. Savoy Truffle
3. Ebony and Ivory
2. Walking on Thin Ice
1. Band on the Run

I am really excited and pumped and stuff for the Guitar Band video game to be released!

wv: tricop

Maria said...

This is very very good news. No particular order:

Across the Universe
Helter Skelter
Hide Your Love Away
I'm Looking Through You
Come Together
Eleonor Rigby
We can work it out
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Black Bird

WV: Phuckew...seriously!!!???I hit jackpot!! I don't really mean it though. You have always been very nice to me JR.

joN. said...

you did hit the jackpot on that one! i hope you took a screenshot of that one.


that's almost there. you guys are like, so frepped!