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Jimi Hendrix: Rock Band Rumours Dispelled By Harmonix
Written Thursday, February 18, 2010 By Richard Walker
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There's been a lot of crosstown traffic on the internet with rumours that have been circulating regarding the prospect of a Jimi Hendrix Rock Band title in the works.

The rumour surfaced yesterday following an LA Times interview with Jimi Hendrix's stepsister, Janie in which there was a discussion about distributing the guitar legend's music via other media, reading thus: "Sony vowed to make his music 'available through every type of media' — including a new edition of 'Rock Band' that Janie Hendrix says should appear before the end of this year."

Harmonix has responded by refuting the existence of a standalone Rock Band title featuring Jimi Hendrix's music, but they did have the following to say to Kotaku:

"While we have not made any official announcements regarding Jimi Hendrix and Rock Band, we are excited to say that we are in discussions to bring more of his music to our platform. Stay tuned."

We'd say that the safest bet is that Harmonix is trying to negotiate Jimi Hendrix tracks for future DLC. We'll just have to wait and see what happens. But remember, castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.

[Via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by jqtaxpayer
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:59:34 AM
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Now if only they'd announce Rock Band Green Day as bogus.

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Comment #2 by ShayShay1993
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:27:50 AM
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what does everyone have against Green Day? their music is good, they have a broad fan base, and they have more than enough songs to fill a Rock Band library. its just a game, you dont have to buy it or play it.

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Comment #3 by Blessorship
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:36:26 AM
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Keep bringing the msuic titles! I dont care who is singing when Ive got the mic to the fan and watching a movie.

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Comment #4 by jqtaxpayer
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:52:54 AM
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@#2: Personally, I hate Green Day's music but see the appeal it may have to John Q. Teenybopper. My issue is that Harmonix is ruining their credibility with the same market-oversaturation that Activision is guilty of... Beatles Rock Band is fair enough because it's the Beatles... but Green Day? Not exactly the Beatles there, are they?

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Comment #5 by 13zombies
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:52:42 PM
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I want some hendrix, no more lame ass bands like Green Day and Poppa Roach. lets stop adding these no talent ass clowns and put some real shit on like Led Zepp or more Sabbath.

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Comment #6 by chakradori
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 02:20:24 PM
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Make Rock Band: Jimi Hendrix, cancel Green Day, and bring fourth Rock Band: Spinal Tap m/

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Comment #7 by Goldskarr
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 02:55:16 PM
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#5 is the smartest person I've ever seen here.

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Comment #8 by fuzzy_fish
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 08:08:46 PM
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Seriously Guys. I agree with #2. I personally dont like Green Day that much, but they easily could deserve a game. Bands dont have to be like 100 years old to deserve a game. Get with the present.

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Comment #9 by Drago
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 08:59:30 PM
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Comment #10 by Zaku77
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:19:51 AM
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I used to think only metal bands deserved to be in these things because their music is so much more complex and technical than everything else.....Then Rock band released some more metal songs. That stuff is hard. our general John Q public wouldn't even be able to play it, and that's bad for sales. After this discovery I don't really care what the game itself is, just give me what I like in DLC and everyone can be happy.

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