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by Allison Taich

15 Sep 2009


Dhani Harrison, son of Beatles’ guitarist George Harrison, appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Tuesday 8 September, to discuss The Beatles: Rock Band video game.  Harrison, a musician and video game designer, helped develop and create the newest sensation for Beatlemania. He was also responsible for getting Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on board. Wrapping up Tuesday’s show, Conan, along with Tonight Show staff member Aaron Bleyaert, and Tonight Show band member Mark Pender, joined Harrison on Rock Band‘s version of “Birthday”.

The game was officially released on Wednesday, 9 September, along with the complete remastered Beatles catalog. The new digitally remastered albums have been dominating Amazon.com’s best-seller list. The game has been ranking first for Playstation 3, and second in sales for both Wii and XBOX360.

by Tyler Gould

29 Aug 2009


Because not enough of the world’s music has Timbaland’s stamp on it, he teamed up with Rockstar Games to create a music mixer based on this Flash toy. The result is Beaterator, and it’s coming out for the PSP on September 29th, replete with beats, loops, and a veritable smorgasbord of sounds meticulously crafted by the hit machine himself.

Between this, the utilitarian KORG DS-10, and the inimitable Electroplankton, developers are carving out an interesting niche for music production on handheld video game consoles. Check out this video to see Timbaland in action, Beaterator in hand.

   

by PopMatters Staff

18 Aug 2009


The Beatles: Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games)
Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Releasing: 9 September 2009

SONG LIST

Singles
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper
Paperback Writer
Revolution
Don’t Let Me Down

Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Boys
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Twist and Shout

With the Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Man

A Hard Day’s Night
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Buy Me Love

Beatles For Sale
Eight Days a Week
Help!:
Ticket to Ride

Rubber Soul
Drive My Car
I’m Looking Through You
If I Needed Someone

Revolver
Taxman
Yellow Submarine
And Your Bird Can Sing

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning

Magical Mystery Tour
I Am the Walrus
Hello Goodbye

The Beatles (White Album)
Dear Prudence
Back in the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Birthday
Helter Skelter

Yellow Submarine
Hey Bulldog

Abbey Road
Come Together
Something
Octopus’s Garden
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Here Comes the Sun

Let It Be
Dig a Pony
I Me Mine
I Got a Feeling
Get Back

Love
Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows

(via Rolling Stone)

by McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

21 Jul 2009


The following games are scheduled for release this week, according to GameSpot.com:

July 20:

The King of Fighters XII (X360 and PS3; genre: fighting games, rated T)

by Sarah Zupko

2 Jun 2009


The Beatles: Rock Band releases 9 September, “coincidentally” on the same day as the re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue drops. Think you can play these songs like the Fab Four?

//Mixed media
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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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