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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Launch 'The Beatles: Rock Band'

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Launch 'The Beatles: Rock Band'

Beatles' icons Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both appeared at the launch of the forthcoming Beatles Rock Band game at Microsoft's Electronic Entertainment Expo yesterday (June 1).

The Harmonix title's launch, which took place at the University of Southern California was also attended by Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

'The Beatles : Rock Band', on sale from September 9, features 45 Beatles songs which users of the game will be able to play karaoke-style, performing vocals, guitar and drums. The game is the first-ever agreed third party licensing for use of the band's back catalogue.

Speaking animatedly about the game, at the first public viewing of the game's graphics, Sir Paul McCartney said: "We love the game, it's fantastic", with Ringo Starr adding "The game is good, the graphics are very good, and we were great."

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