Paul McCartney: George and John would have been “amused” of Beatles: Rock Band

Monday, 7th September 2009 12:29 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that if they were still alive today, his Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison would have approved of The Beatles: Rock Band concept, also stating they would have been “amused” about it.

“I think they would have been amused. I think they would have seen the point of it,” said McCartney, speaking in an interview with Observer Music Magazine with Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono, widows of George and John.

Ono said: “[John] would have been excited about the Rock Band concept, and very happy with how the music and the visuals of the Beatles were represented.”

Harrison further said: “I hate to say, but I know I’m [George's] biggest fan and biggest critic, and I’m happy with it. I think they did a great job, and if I didn’t like it I would feel very uncomfortable.”

There is more info on the game’s development and how Harmonix didn’t have it easy to get the approval of Ono, Harrison, McCartney and Ringo Starr through the link.

Game’s out on Wednesday for PS3, PS2, 360 and Wii. Everyone loves it.



  1. rrod360lol

    I was in asda today and the re-mastered Beatles albums were out on the shelves. I thought they weren’t out until Wednesday (like the game)…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. rrod360lol

    “I think they would have been amused by the vast amount of cash we’re making off this shit plastic guitar game bullshit” a spokesperson for the beatles thought.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. deanimate

    the reviewers might love it.
    personally im disappointed that the beatles “game” was reduced to copying other so called games already available. No creativity whatsoever. Having seen and enjoyed The Yellow Submaring I feel they should have put far more effort into creating something to do the beatles proud.
    alas not.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Michael O'Connor

    This is looking good. Gonna get it as soon as its released.

    #4 5 years ago

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