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The Beatles' Songs to Be Released for Video Games

June 24, 2008 08:46:06 GMT

The legendary band's music catalog reportedly could be released for video games as creators of "Guitar Hero" and also "Rock Band" are close to sign a deal to use the band's songs on their games.


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Before being released for digital format via iTunes, The Beatles' rare music catalog reportedly will set to be spawned for video games first. According to the latest reports the legendary band's representatives are currently in talks with the creators of "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" for the rights to use the English band's songs on those games.

For "Guitar Hero", which is being produced by Activision, if the deal goes through it's very likely that they are releasing an exclusive Beatles edition for the game as they have already done it with Aerosmith, in "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith". Meanwhile, for "Rock Band" which is being created by MTV Games, offers a different approach for gamers as it allows players to download a full album of the musicians on their game list.

Moreover, according to reports the deal could be finalized within a few weeks. But to officially confirm the deal both Activision and MTV Games would to have get an approval first from two companies that owned Beatles' master recordings, EMI Records and Apple Corps.

The Liverpool based band's music catalog has been hailed as the rarest item until this year because the remaining members of the band reportedly are still refusing to release Beatles catalog in digital retail format. Although recently there have been talks and plans to finally get the band's catalog under Apple, which seems to be approved by the band's ex-bass player Paul McCartney who said to the press, "I don't want to pre-empt anything, but we're well on the way to something happening there, which is very exciting."

© AceShowbiz.com




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