The Beatles have inked a deal with popular simulated video game ‘Rock Band’ to lend many of their greatest hits to the next dedicated game for the system. The entire video game disc will include all Beatles music for millions of fans to rock out to. Even Paul McCartney has already agreed to the deal.
Big Beatles announcement Thursday morning. The group is licensing key songs to MTV Games’ “Rock Band” video game. The announcement will be for a “Rock Band” game set to appear for Christmas 2009. Sources tell me that Paul McCartney has already seen a demo of it, and approves. The word is that this “Rock Band” game will “blow away” all the others.
It should include classics like “Revolution,” “Helter Skelter,” and “Hey Jude.” The Beatles never license their master recordings for anything, especially movies or TV. Putting together “Rock Band” with their songs is a coup for MTV’s Judy McGrath and Van Toffler, and shows that Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones is set to bring the Beatles into the 21st century.
My mom, a huge Beatles fan, already enjoying coming over to jam with me to the likes of Kiss, Hole, Aerosmith, and Radiohead. Now I might not be able to get her to leave. Or perhaps I have a great idea for her Christmas gift now.