Beatles’ rock band gets a release date.

Fire up your XBOX 360’s and get ready to rock the wiimote Rickenbakcers and Casios my friends.  The Beatles are coming soon to a video game console near you.  It looks like I may need to finally upgrade my video game system because of this.  I am still running an Nintendo 64 and an XBOX. 

The time has come to upgrade and this may be the thing that pushes me to do it.  9.9.09 catchy.  John’s lucky numbers just seem to pop up everywhere even after he’s gone.

Here’s what we’ve read.

The music of the Beatles will arrive as a playable video game for the first time on September 9, 2009 when The Beatles: Rock Band hits stores in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The game, which will be available for Xbox, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii on the same day, “takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career,” according to a press release issued by the title’s makers, Apple Corps, Harmonix and MTV Games. While there’s no playlist or word about venues and avatars, there will be a limited number of instruments issued that are modeled after guitars, basses and drums John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr used (regular Rock Band peripherals will be compatible, too).

Three offerings will be released on September 9th: The Beatles: Rock Band software; standalone guitars; and a limited edition premium bundle that will presumably include the game and some configuration of instruments. And there’s an incentive to pre-order now: the game’s makers say exclusive content will be accessible to those who reserve the game in advance through major retailers over the next few months. The game’s official Website is active and promises updates.

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Big changes a-coming at the blog.

Hello there folks!

I know I haven’t been around lately to update the blog.  Things have gotten hectic, and I have really been thinking about changing around the format of the blog here.  No, it has not gone away.  But I am looking at changing formats, and posting more original conent, reviews, and features.

I am also on the lookout for writers and contributers to the blog.  The look will be changing and I would like to pepper in some new voices to the Beatle blog.

If any of you have a knack with words and would like to regualry contribute to the Beatle blog, please drop me a line at beatleboymatt [at] yahoo.com.  I am currently looking for writers and contributors.

I hope to kickoff some longer features, more in-depth reviews, and an entire regular column dedicated to those bootlegs that we so love to talk about all the time.

I’ll keep you all posted, and sit tight folks new changes are a coming.  In the meantime, if any of you want to write regularly, please drop me an email.

Cheers,
–Matt

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