Hendrix: Rock Band rumor is just that – a rumor, says Harmonix

Wednesday, 17 February 2010 22:57 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Rumors floating about the net earlier in the day had Harmonix working on a Hendrix-centric Rock Band title.

Turns out, that is not the case.

It all started thanks to a comment Hendrix’s stepsister, Janie Hendrix, made to the LA Times.

In the article, she states that a inked deal with Sony would make his music “available through every type of media” which included a new edition of Rock Band slated before the end of this year.

When contacted, Harmonix denied it, leading one to believe there was either an apparent miscommunication somewhere down the line.

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

This means that Hendrix music could land in the form of DLC or on Rock Band 3, which Dhani Harrison is reportedly helping with.

Either way, it looks like “new” music from Hendrix is in our future one way or another – a new album of “long-buried recordings” called Valleys of Neptune is to be released March 9.

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