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"THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND" LAUNCHED WORLDWIDE.

Apple Corps, Ltd., MTV MTV
 in full Music Television

U.S. cable television network, established in 1980 to present videos of musicians and singers performing new rock music. MTV won a wide following among rock-music fans worldwide and greatly affected the popular-music business.
 Games and Harmonix, a leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom's MTV Networks MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel.

The company was established in 1984 after Warner Communications and American Express decided to divest the basic cable
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:VIA) has announced that The Beatles(TM): Rock Band(TM) has been launched in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe, Australia, New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.  and other territories. Released simultaneously with the digitally re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue, the music-based video game offers players an unprecedented, experiential progression through the music and artistry of The Beatles and be available for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM) console from Nintendo.

From the early touring days in 1963 Liverpool to the immortal, final performance on the Apple Corps rooftop, fans can follow in The Fab Four's footsteps as they traverse the globe during the height of Beatlemania, unlocking real photos and videos of The Beatles - some never before seen by the public. Beatles fans will also be thrilled to hear previously unreleased authentic voice recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo chatting between takes during studio sessions recorded at Abbey Road more than four decades ago.

The Beatles: Rock Band allows fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles' extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career. Additionally, for the first time in a music videogame, The Beatles: Rock Band introduces three-part vocal harmonies to gameplay, allowing gamers to revel in the unparalleled vocal stylings of The Beatles.

The Beatles: Rock Band features 45 songs on-disc representing a cross-section of hits and favorites that span The Beatles' storied career. Additional music from The Beatles' epic catalogue will be made available for purchase and download through The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store. Abbey Road will be released on October 20, 2009, followed by the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in November and Rubber Soul in December.

The 45 songs included in The Beatles: Rock Band and the venues in which they are featured in are:

Cavern Club (1963): -- Twist And Shout -- Boys -- Do You Want To Know A Secret

-- I Saw Her Standing There

Ed Sullivan Theater The Ed Sullivan Theater, which is located at 1697-1699 Broadway between West 53rd and West 54th Streets, in Manhattan[1], is a venerable radio and television studio in New York City.  (1964): -- I Want To Hold Your Hand -- Can't Buy Me Love -- A Hard Day's Night

-- I Wanna wan·na  
Informal
1. Contraction of want to: You wanna go now?

2. Contraction of want a: You wanna slice of pie? 
 Be Your Man

Shea Stadium (1965): -- Ticket to Tide -- I'm Looking Through You -- Eight Days A Week -- If I Needed Someone

-- I Feel Fine

Budokan (1966): -- Day Tripper -- And Your Bird Can Sing -- Drive My Car -- Taxman

-- Paperback Writer

Abbey Road (1966-1967): -- Yellow Submarine -- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends -- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds -- Getting Better -- Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows

-- Good Morning Good Morning

Abbey Road (1967-1968): -- I Am The Walrus walrus, marine mammal, Odobenus rosmarus, found in Arctic seas. Largest of the fin-footed mammals, or pinnipeds (see seal), the walrus is also distinguished by its long tusks and by cheek pads bearing quill-like bristles.  -- Hello Goodbye -- Hey Bulldog -- Back In The U.S.S.R. -- Dear Prudence

-- While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Abbey Road (1968-1969): -- Helter Skelter -- Revolution -- Birthday -- Octopus's Garden -- Something -- Come Together

-- Here Comes The Sun

Rooftop Concert (1969): -- Dig a Pony -- I've Got A Feeling -- Don't Let Me Down -- I Me Mine -- I Want You (She's So Heavy)

-- Get Back

Encore: The End

"All You Need Is Love" was released exclusively through Xbox LIVE for a limited time as a downloadable track for The Beatles: Rock Band. All Apple Corps Ltd, MTV Games, Harmonix and Microsoft proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF MSF Manufacturing, Science, and Finance (Union) ).

The Beatles: Rock Band offers a new set of hardware replicas representing the instruments made famous by John, Paul, George and Ringo. Featured in the set are the Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet guitars -- hailed as two of the celebrated, signature instruments played by John Lennon and George Harrison throughout their careers. Also available is a Hofner bass controller a large-scale replica of the bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney. Rounding out the set is a Ringo Starr inspired Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drum set with a classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head.

Pricing for The Beatles: Rock Band is as follows:

-- Limited Edition Premium Bundle for Xbox 360/PS3/Wii: US MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
MSRP Message Session Relay Protocol
MSRP Multi-Species Recovery Plan (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
MSRP Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (UK) 
 $249.99, continental Europe MSRP euro 199.00, UK MSRP 179.00 pounds Sterling -- Includes: The Beatles: Rock Band software, Hofner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney, Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums with classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head, Microphone, Microphone Stand, additional special content -- Rickenbacker 325 Standalone Guitar for Xbox 360/PS3/Wii: US MSRP $99.99, continental Europe MSRP euro 99.99, UK MSRP 89.99 pounds -- Gretsch Duo Jet Standalone Guitar for Xbox 360/PS3/Wii: US MSRP $99.99, continental Europe MSRP euro 99.99, UK MSRP 89.99 pounds -- The Beatles: Rock Band Software for Xbox 360/PS3: US MSRP $59.99, continental Europe MSRP euro 69.99, UK MSRP 49.99 pounds

-- The Beatles: Rock Band Software for Wii: US MSRP $59.99, continental Europe MSRP euro 49.99, UK MSRP 39.99 pounds

The game will also be compatible with all Rock Band(TM) instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero and other authorized third party music video game peripherals and microphones.

The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) An electrical disturbance in a system due to natural phenomena, low-frequency waves from electromechanical devices or high-frequency waves (RFI) from chips and other electronic devices. Allowable limits are governed by the FCC.  Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing The contractual relationship between a songwriter or music composer and a music publisher, whereby the writer assigns part or all of his or her music copyrights to the publisher in exchange for the publisher's commercial exploitation of the music. , Harrisongs Ltd and Startling star·tle  
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 Music Ltd has presented The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band is published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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 serving as distribution partner for the game. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles innovative LOVE album project, provided his expertise and served as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.

The Beatles: Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen with the descriptors "Mild Lyrics" and "Tobacco Reference" by the ESRB ESRB Entertainment Software Rating Board
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About Apple Corps. Ltd.

Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to look after the group's own affairs. The London-based company has administered the catalogue of The Beatles releases of the 1960s that have sold to date more than 600 million records, tapes and CDs. Since the 1990s, Apple has piloted new Beatles projects that have become benchmarks for pioneering accomplishment and which have included The Beatles Anthology projects, the 28-million selling album The Beatles 1 and The Beatles LOVE show and CD. Further information on The Beatles' projects can be found at http://www.thebeatles.com.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE:VIA) is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT CMT Certified Medical Transcriptionist.

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About MTV Games

MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.

About Harmonix Music Systems Harmonix Music Systems (Harmonix for short) is a video game development company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States. They are known in the industry for their acclaimed line of music video games and have won numerous awards for their titles. , Inc.

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of ground-breaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com.

About Electronic Arts Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County. As of the 2005 census, the city had a total population of 76,000. , is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA(TM), EA SPORTS(TM), EA Mobile TM and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP GAAP

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 net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com/.

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