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The Beatles Rock Band – NEWS

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Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison came together for the World Premiere of The Beatles™: Rock Band™

THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND is a unique experiential journey through The Beatles’ career, which will feature:

  • Introduction of Three-Part Vocal Harmonies
  • 45 Songs On-Disc, and
  • Reveal of First Downloadable Album, Abbey Road

All You Need Is Love” is to be released exclusively as a downloadable song through Xbox LIVE on 09/09/09 with charity proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

New York – June 1, 2009
Original band members Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, came together today to kick off the 2009 E3 Media & Business Summit with the world premiere of The Beatles: Rock Band. The first-of-its-kind music-based video game offers a revolutionary tour of The Beatles’ music, career, and legacy.

Presented by Apple Corps, Ltd., and MTV Games‘ Harmonix Music Systems, a part of Viacom‘s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), The Beatles: Rock Band will be released worldwide on 9/9/09, as will the release of the entire, original, digitally re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue.

Unveiled at Microsoft‘s E3 press conference, the game represents the first time fans will be able to experience The Beatles‘ musical career for themselves. From the early touring days in 1963 Liverpool to the immortal, final performance on the Apple Corps rooftop, fans can follow in the band‘s footsteps as they traverse the globe during the height of Beatlemania. Adding to the experience is the introduction of three-part vocal harmonies to game play, allowing gamers to revel in the unparalleled vocal stylings of the Fab Four. Beatles fans will also be thrilled to hear previously unreleased authentic voice recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo chatting between takes during studio sessions recorded at Abbey Road more than four decades ago.

Of The Beatles‘ epic catalogue, 45 songs will be available on-disc. Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles innovative LOVE album project and Music Supervisor / Creative Producer for The Beatles: Rock Band, unveiled the first ten songs that will be available on the game-disc:

  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • I Feel Fine
  • Taxman
  • Day Tripper
  • Back In The USSR
  • I Am The Walrus
  • Octopus‘s Garden
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Get Back

Additional songs will be announced at a later date.

Along with these 45 songs, the entire Abbey Road album will be available for future download purchase, as will additional music from The Beatles‘ catalogue.

All You Need Is Love

It was also announced today that “All You Need Is Love” will be released exclusively on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft as a downloadable song for The Beatles: Rock Band through Xbox LIVE on September 9, 2009 with all Apple Corps Ltd, MTV Games and Microsoft proceeds benefitting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, personally selected the international emergency medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971 as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the sales of  “All You Need Is Love” for The Beatles: Rock Band.

Doctors Without Borders provides aid in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. The organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.

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The Game

The Beatles: Rock Band story mode will take fans on an interactive, experiential journey through The Beatles career. Along the way, venues, set lists, clothing and instruments will replicate the band‘s rise to fame, represented in The Beatles’ touring period from 1963 to1966 and their studio days from 1966 to 1969.

The game begins during the band‘s earliest days at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Gamers will then travel across the Atlantic to experience the band‘s unforgettable 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the sold-out concert at New York‘s Shea Stadium in 1965, and conclude at The Beatles‘ memorable concert at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. The Beatles‘ studio years will come to life in legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. Highlighting the studio years are inspired artistic visual expressions known as Dreamscapes, intended to transport players to imaginative environments that capture the essence of The Beatles‘ genre-busting musical and fashion transformations during their later years. The game follows The Beatles to 1969 where story mode culminates with their final performance on the rooftop of the Apple Corps Headquarters. The Beatles: Rock Band will be displayed during the 2009 E3 Media & Business Summit in the MTV Games booth in the South Hall # 2023.

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The Instruments

As previously announced, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a new set of hardware replicas representing the instruments made famous by John, Paul, George and Ringo. Featured in the set are the Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet guitars—hailed as two of the celebrated, signature instruments played by John Lennon and George Harrison throughout their careers. Also included is a Höfner bass controller—a large-scale replica of the bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney. Rounding out the set is a Ringo Starr inspired, Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drum set with a classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head.

Availability

The Beatles: Rock Band will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system from Sony, and the Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo on September 9, 2009. The game will be compatible with all Rock Band™ instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other third party music video game peripherals and microphone.

The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Harrisongs Ltd and Startling Music Ltd has agreed to present The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world‘s premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) will serve as distribution partner for the game. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles innovative LOVE album project, is providing his expertise and serving as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.

Pre-order The Beatles: Rock Band from the Official Store: UKUS

The Beatles: Rock Band E3 2009: Demo

More info and preorder at http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com

THE BEATLES ROCK BAND

The world’s leading music game meets the greatest band in history! The Beatles™: Rock Band™ gives fans what they’ve been waiting for: a chance to experience the Beatles’ legendary story from the inside. You won’t just watch and listen as the Beatles make rock history, create landmark records and conquer the world—for the first time, you’ll be part of the band.
Join John, Paul, George and Ringo onstage at legendary shows, behind closed doors in the recording studio, and in dreamscapes that bring their psychedelic imagery to life. The acclaimed Rock Band elements of interactive play and full-band capacity are here, but with brand-new additions. This will be the first music game to offer harmonies, challenging you to recreate The Beatles’ vocal blend. There are custom-built models of the instruments the band itself played; audio straight from the masters; and graphics that take you on a magical tour through the key moments in Beatle history.

Produced with the full cooperation of The Beatles and Apple Corps, the game is packed with fab extras. Master the songs to hear rare audio and view unseen photos from the archives!

THE SONGS


From “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Get Back,” every song in “The Beatles: Rock Band” comes directly from the Abbey Road master tapes. The song list spans the length of The Beatles’ career, including:

  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • I Feel Fine
  • Day Tripper
  • TaxmanI Am The Walrus
  • Back In The U.S.S.R.
  • Octopus’s Garden
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Get Back

And more…

THE INSTRUMENTS


Play on exclusive replicas of the instruments that The Beatles played, including:

  • John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325 guitar
  • Sir Paul McCartney’s trademark Höfner bass
  • George Harrison’s Gretsch duo jet guitar
  • Ringo Starr’s drums with classic black oyster pearl finish and Ludwig-branded Beatles kick drum head

THE VENUES


Follow The Beatles from their earliest days to their triumphant Ed Sullivan Show appearance and beyond. Join them in the studio at Abbey Road and experience dreamscapes that put you inside the psychedelic era.

  • Cavern Club
  • The Ed Sullivan Theater
  • Shea Stadium
  • Budokan
  • Abbey Road
  • Rooftop at Apple Corps

And more…

More info and preorder at http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com

E3 2009 Gaming Expo THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND Launch

Yoko Ono acknowledges the crowd at the launch of The Beatles Rockband Xbox game at the Microsoft Xbox 360 E3 Expo on Monday, June 1, 2009, in Los Angeles.

Yoko Ono acknowledges the crowd at the launch of The Beatles Rockband Xbox game at the Microsoft Xbox 360 E3 Expo on Monday, June 1, 2009, in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01:  Yoko Ono (R), widow of John Lennon, and Olivia Harrison, widow of George Harrison, introduce the new video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" at the Microsoft  XBox 360 press conference during E3 2009 gaming expo on June 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Olivia Harrison (L), widow of George Harrison and Yoko Ono, widow of John Lennon, introduce the new video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" at the Microsoft XBox 360 E3 2009 media briefing in Los Angeles June 1, 2009.

Olivia Harrison (L), widow of George Harrison, and Yoko Ono,widow of John Lennon, introduce the new video game “The Beatles: Rock Band” at the Microsoft XBox 360 E3 2009 media briefing in Los Angeles June 1,2009.

The Beatles band members Ringo Starr, right, and Paul McCartney are seen at the launch of The Beatles Rockband Xbox game at the Microsoft Xbox 360 E3 Expo on Monday, June 1, 2009, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01:  Ringo Starr (L) and Sir Paul McCartney introduce the new video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" for the Microsoft  XBox 360 at the E3 2009 gaming expo on June 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a three-day event dedicated to the gaming industry.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 01: Ringo Starr (L) and Sir Paul McCartney introduce the new video game “The Beatles: Rock Band” for the Microsoft XBox 360 at the E3 2009 gaming expo on June 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a three-day event dedicated to the gaming industry.

The Beatles Rock Band – Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine

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APPLE CORPS LTD., MTV AND HARMONIX ANNOUNCE “THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND”,
WORLDWIDE RELEASE SET FOR 9/9/09

New York, NY – March 5, 2009 – Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV
Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today
announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band
(http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com). The music-based video game, an
unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the
music and artistry of The Beatles, will be available simultaneously
worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other
territories for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Wii home
videogame console from Nintendo.

The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career.

The Beatles: Rock Band will be offered as standalone software and hardware as well as a limited edition bundle. The game will be compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers and other current music-based video game peripherals.

Available on 9/9/09:
The Beatles: Rock Band Software – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $59.99 MSRP
The Beatles: Rock Band Standalone Guitars – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $99.99 MSRP
The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $249.99 MSRP
Please note: Pricing outside of the US to be announced at a later date.

The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Harrisongs Ltd, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has agreed to present The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts will serve as distribution partner for the game. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles innovative LOVE album project, is providing his expertise and serving as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.

Exclusive content created by Apple Corps, MTV Games and Harmonix will be made available to fans over the next few months who participate in a pre-order campaign through major retailers. More details on The Beatles: Rock Band game and pre-order will be revealed in the coming months.

Please visit thebeatlesrockband.com.

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