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Bridge your “generation” gap with Rock Band, The Who
So you don’t agree with your kids’ choice in rock music? Don’t like the sounds of Green Day or Good Charlotte or, perhaps, you’ve never even heard of those bands. Well, parents take heart, you can school your kids about iconic 1960s hits from British Invasion superband The Who on the video game, “Rock Band,” which maybe your kids have or want to have.
The makers of the best-selling video game will release twelve downloadable songs from The Who on July 15, including legendary hits such as “My Generation” and “Who Are You.”
“I’m of fan of ‘Rock Band,’” Who guitarist Pete Townsend said on the band’s website. “I play the game with my son and girlfriend and love the way it brings different generations together through music. I like the idea that people of all ages will be having fun playing our songs.”
“Rock Band” makers Harmonix Music Systems Inc, Electronic Arts and MTV Games consulted with Townsend and Who lead singer Roger Daltrey to hand pick the twelve songs. A list can be found on The Who’s Web site, www.thewho.com.
The release of The Who’s songs on “Rock Band” comes on the heels of another famed rock group’s video game launch. Rival Activision released its latest addition to the Guitar Hero series, “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith,” last Friday. The game features 30 Aerosmith hits and caricature versions of band members rocking out on stage.
Let the video game battle of the bands begin.
(Reporting by Jennifer Martinez)