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Rock Band Beatles: Let the Wild Speculation Commence!

MTV and Apple let us know that they're going to let us know something soon.

Is that DLC over there?
I initially glanced right past a press release in my inbox stating the Apple and MTV were working together on an “Unprecedented Global Music Project,” assuming that meant all future Apple TVs would come preloaded with the video for Michael Jackson's Thriller or something equally stupid. Turns out, wrong Apple! No, this isn't the fancy computer people, it's Apple Corps Ltd., the company that manages all of The Beatles catalog. The same company that has prevented any of the Fab Four's music from showing up on that other Apple's iTunes service, which makes this a much, much more interesting story.

The press release is just a drumroll, though, a heads-up that MTV and Apple will be revealing the initial details of their partnership tomorrow at 7AM Pacific time. Of course, the obvious fruit of such a venture would be the appearance of The Beatles in Rock Band, though we've still got 16+ hours for some mad crazy speculation and debate. Go!

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal is now claiming that "several people familiar with the matter" have confirmed the deal, though no further details are offered. Hopefully that doesn't just mean someone read the press release aloud to the WSJ writer.
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Posted by Ryan
Is that DLC over there?
I initially glanced right past a press release in my inbox stating the Apple and MTV were working together on an “Unprecedented Global Music Project,” assuming that meant all future Apple TVs would come preloaded with the video for Michael Jackson's Thriller or something equally stupid. Turns out, wrong Apple! No, this isn't the fancy computer people, it's Apple Corps Ltd., the company that manages all of The Beatles catalog. The same company that has prevented any of the Fab Four's music from showing up on that other Apple's iTunes service, which makes this a much, much more interesting story.

The press release is just a drumroll, though, a heads-up that MTV and Apple will be revealing the initial details of their partnership tomorrow at 7AM Pacific time. Of course, the obvious fruit of such a venture would be the appearance of The Beatles in Rock Band, though we've still got 16+ hours for some mad crazy speculation and debate. Go!

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal is now claiming that "several people familiar with the matter" have confirmed the deal, though no further details are offered. Hopefully that doesn't just mean someone read the press release aloud to the WSJ writer.
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Posted by MasturbatingBear

This is crazy talk

Posted by ralphredimix

I'm sure they're just announcing that your dad is the beatles #1 superfan.

Posted by Drebin_893

MTV Games or MTV? This could change the issue from a near certainty to a near impossibility.

Posted by r3b3lr0b0t

The Beatles sucked before they started dropping acid.

SGT. PEPPER'S 4 LIFE
Posted by I2v2nr20I

This is a good way to completely destroy GH:WT is what it is.

Posted by FeverSteed

Rock Band Beatles with Mop Top wig accessory. tweed jacket sold separately. $300

Posted by Superchris129

Jesus kill me now, please and thank you.

Posted by Jeff

This press release probably wouldn't go out to game sites if it wasn't video game-related.

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Posted by GalvanizedNails

indifferent until i actually get rock band

Posted by HatKing

Wow if they bring The Beatles to Rock Band I will have to buy it just because I like music.  Seriously if you are at all a fan of music and video games and don't buy this(if it is released) you should just shoot yourself.

Posted by LtColJaxson

I listen to the Beatles a lot, but their songs aren't overly challenging. Other than a few songs like Here Comes the Sun, most are just chord patterns.

But they have a few good songs for games...

Dig a Pony, One After 909, I've Got a Feeling, Julia, Happiness is a Warm Gun, Helter Skelter, Birthday, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey, Yer Blues...

Yeah there could be a few cool songs for it.

Posted by breton

@HatKing - ...what?

Posted by killdave

Will not happen this year for sure ...

Posted by OmegaPirate

Free Crazy life ruining japanese groupy downloadable content

Heard it here first
Edited by DualReaver

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This iz all i wnt for cwismas along with my new tv

Posted by Oni

Turns out Paul McCartney is a robot after all!

Posted by Bad_JuJu

Wow, this can be great news.  I will wait with anticipation.

Posted by Kiemoe

I heard Guitar Hero was getting it from Q-Tips off of EGM. But if Rock Band gets it then I'm happy. I'd have to vote for them getting Revolution and Twist and Shout!

Posted by BabaORiely

Oh man. I hope I hope I hope I hope.

Posted by DJ_Lae

Rock Band: Beatles Edition, available in-store only at Wal-Mart.

Posted by artofwar420

Might just make me own a copy of the game.

Posted by vunna

The Beatles in RB?  This can't be true.  I will not get excited.  I don't want to be disappointed.  I can't handle another prom night.

Posted by Spiritof

Strawberry Fields 4-EVAR, bitches!

Posted by MattBodega

That sounds cool!
I do love me some Beatles.

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Oh shit!

Posted by greenbean

If they make a beatles edition of rock band, harmonix will be swiming scrooge mc duck style in money even more them they are now

Posted by StargamerX

Rock Band + Beatles = SOLD

Posted by Hobbies

This. Must. Happen.

Must.

Whether it be a disc or DLC, it's the freaking Beatles.

Posted by Smallville123

Dude the beatles need to come home to videogames!

Posted by F1

Zzzzzzzzzzzz...

Posted by MagusMaleficus

Dude, I'm all for having the Beatles' music available in Rock Band, provided it is DLC and not a stand-alone disc like the over-priced AC/DC abomination. My sissa and I are gonna eat this shit up--if it turns out to be true, that is...

Posted by Linkyshinks

I love the Beatles and would be happy to see them on either RB or GH. I thought it was going to be the latter for a while after a statement last year by Activision CEO which suggested they were looking to tie a deal, obviously that did not work out.

Posted by Batalskar

Please let this be a DL for RB1, I don't wanna pay $60 plus god knows how much more to get these songs!

Posted by Media_Master

Its not like the Beatles could still make money ya know

Posted by ledzep528

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! FINALY!

Posted by hide

But I want songs I can manipulate at lightning speed with my fingers on a few plastic buttons! D:

Juust kidding.
Posted by kuddles

Let's be honest here: As much as we all want it to be DLC, that's highly unlikely to happen.  If AC/DC had enough clout to force Harmonix to put them out on a disc, the Beatles surely will as well, especially since they're well known for charging rather pricey licensing fees. You know they could get the sales to justify it too.

Posted by Kyle

I can't possibly imagine that a Rock Band / Beatles thing would be anything short of a full-on retail beatles-only rock band game, like the AC/DC game. If that's the only way AC/DC's whoever would agree to putting songs in rock band, I'm certain that's the only way the Apple would agree to release the Beatles tracks.

Posted by Afroman269

Who cares how they release it? Rock Band has the Fab Four which is a perfect match.

Posted by Roger_Klotz

If they have lucy in the sky with diamonds im totally on it. :D

Posted by kboy

I can't say that can see all of the Beatles catalog being practical for Rock Band because of the versatility of their sound.
 Having said that, if I'm able to play "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" or "Strawberry Fields Forever" I will be one satisfied customer.

Posted by PlatypusPlatoon
Yes.
Posted by zoozilla

This.  Would. Be. So. Jokes.

I only hope that they don't make a stupid Beatles-only spin-off.

Posted by loudSc0rp10

Rock band with The Beatles.... ..y ?
I can't believe that would ever happen and if it does than I'm 4 sure I'm never gonna get Rock Band.
Cause the songs are great to listen to but actually playing the songs seems kind of stupid.
Just buy a turntable & any of the Beatles records if u truly love the Beatles.

Posted by Jayzilla

Medley off of Abbey Road could be insanely hard to play if they did it right. There isn't a song I wouldn't want to play on this before Sgt. Pepper's album. I can not wait for this. It will be a blast!

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Posted by Hef

I was going to get world tour but not anymore. Rock Band ftw!

Posted by Mourne

Well, that's the game. No reason to buy any other rhythm franchise now.

Posted by Gregomasta

fantastic, absolutely fantastic.

Posted by Destroyeron

Yeah....don't care.

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