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Imagine a world where you can play keyboards in a music game. Imagine the new possibilities that opens? Imagine no more, because John Lenon’s Imagine Album is going to be one of the first full album downloads for Rock Band 3. After the lackluster Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, with Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, and The Doors coming in the first batch of DLC, Rock Band 3 is shaping up to be the music game to get. GH is going to have to step it up. I think we’re getting a review copy in the next week or so – sorry but all the game companies send us stuff at least a week or two after release; hope to have a review for you all soon.

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I’ll admit it I’m over the Music Band thing; I think the folks at Harmonix and Red Octane have gone about as far as you can go with this genre.  There was a brief moment last year when Harmonix rekindled my love of plastic instruments with their amazing, loving work on The Beatles Rock Band; their follow-up is an odd choice – Green Day? Really? That’s a band significant enough to warrant it’s own Rock Band game? Ok.   Come on, where’s Prince Rock Band? Or U2?

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It’s the apocalypse Miley Cyrus is coming to Rock Band via DLC. My secret shame is that I actually like Miley, she has that weird undefinable something….Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that pop star Miley Cyrus will make her Rock Band debut June 22, the date her newest album hits shelves, with five songs in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

“I’m excited fans will be able to download and play five of my songs in Rock Band,” said Miley Cyrus. “I love that people can rock out with me and play my new song ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ on the same day my album comes out!” Can’t Be Tamed, Miley’s third studio album, will be released June 22 and features the hit single of the same name. Five songs from Miley, including “Can’t Be Tamed,” will be released for Rock Band play day-and-date with the album release.

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Rock Band Gets Hendrix!

Posted by   on March 26, 2010

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Looks like Sony is moving quickly to make their newly acquired Jimmy Hendrix music catalog start paying off.  They have inked a deal to bring Hendrix, who was previously on Guitar Hero over to Rock Band in form of the Album – Axis: Bold As Love. It will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store. Axis, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s iconic second studio album, was released in 1967, and includes the “If 6 Was 9,” “Castles Made of Sand,” “Little Wing” and “Bold As Love.” The songs will be available both as singles and as an album pack. Omitted is the spoken word/sound sculpture opening track “EXP” as it is not suitable for gameplay.Also available next week is “Valleys of Neptune,” the single from the new album of the same name, which was released March 9 on Legacy Recordings and features never before commercially released recordings. Legacy will also release this year deluxe CD/DVD editions of several of Hendrix’s most iconic albums, including Axis: Bold As Love. These 13 tracks join Hendrix’s “Fire,” which is already available on-disc for LEGO® Rock Band.  The full album will cost $19.99 or 1600 MS Points. I’ll be honest I’m tired of music games and haven’t played one in about 5 months, this may be enough for me to pick up my plastic instruments again.

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Last week I told you The Who recorded a special version of their Superbowl Mashup for Rock Band. The track is now available on XBLA for 160 MS Points, this translates to about $1.99. – have I said lately how much I really hate trying to figure out MS stupid point system? Clocking in at over 13 Minutes, this may be the longest Rock Band track ever.  The mashup features 5 songs – Pinball Wizard, Bab O’Riley, Who Are You, See Me, Feel Me and Won’t Get Fooled Again.  I rocked out to the entire 13 minutes and only missed 2 notes.  For some weird reason iMovie did a bad job encoding the video as it jumps a couple of times. Check it out.

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The folks at Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band is going to put The Who‘s upcoming Superbowl Mashup on XBLA for 160 points ($1.99). The band recorded a special version of their upcoming half time show just for us Plastic Instrument players. Frankly it’s a pretty terrible release. It didn’t say if it’s coming to the PS3 or exactly when this song will be or exactly what the mashup is going to be – but you can pretty much guess it’ll be combination of “Pinball Wizard,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Eminence Front,” “Going Mobile,” “Leaving Here,” “Magic Bus,” “My Generation,” and “Real Good Looking Boy.” The main takeaway is, you’ll be able to play The Who’s Super Bowl performance. How cool is that?

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If you’re still enjoying “The Beatles: Rock Band,” then Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games have a holiday special for you.

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