Very welcome news for al us who are "Rock Band" and Beatles fan.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fans of The Beatles who have always wanted to sing alongside John and Paul, or rock with George and Ringo, will finally get their chance on September 9 when the band's much-anticipated videogame hits the shelves.
Apple Corps, which handles the affairs of the group, and Viacom Inc's MTV Networks on Thursday set the sale date and announced the software would be priced at $59.99. Fans can spend another $99.99 to buy instruments similar to those used by the groundbreaking rock and roll group.
"The Beatles: Rock Band" will be available simultaneously at locations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand on 9/09/09 -- a date picked to acknowledge the significance of the number 9 for the band.
The videogame is based on MTV's popular "Rock Band" and will "allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalog of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career," the companies said in a statement.
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Can't wait to play "Back in the USSR"!