The band's songs to feature on Rock Band!

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The Beatles have agreed a groundbreaking deal that will see them star in their own version of popular computer game franchise, ‘Rock Band’.

The game, which allows players to perform in a virtual band, will feature an experiential progression through the music of The Beatles. The agreement struck between Apple Corps and EMI marks the first ever presentation of The Beatles music in computer game format.

The game received creative input from Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. In addition, Giles Martin, son of famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin, will serve as Music Producer.

Speaking on the project, Sir Paul McCartney said: “It’s a fun idea which broadens the appeal of The Beatles and their music. I like people having the opportunity to get to know the music from the inside out.”

Ringo Starr added: “The Beatles continue to evolve with the passing of time and how wonderful that The Beatles’ legacy will find its natural progression into the 21st century through the computerised world we live in. Let the games commence.”

The new partnership is the first time the band’s songs will be used in a computer game.

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