Everybody, I have some very sad news: Pop star Michael Jackson has died. I'll let you collect yourself for a bit while the news sinks in... Don't worry about The Beatles: Rock Band, though; your precious video game will be fine. Jackson's death will not affect The Beatles: Rock Band, except, presumably, there will be one less player.
Jackson owned 50 percent of the rights to many Beatles tunes, and his estate will likely auction off his assets to pay his massive debts. According to Harmonix this potential transaction will not affect the launch of the game. Obviously, the rights to the tunes used in the title have already been secured.
The game is still on schedule for release on September 9th, and there is no chance the track list will be compromised.
Here is a list of other things Michael Jackson's death did not affect:
- Global weather patterns
- Maritime law
- The ongoing feud between The Iron Sheik and Sgt. Slaughter
- Production schedule of Saw 6
- The thoughts of serious people
- Ongoing Iranian revolution
- My emotions
As always, feel free to add to our ridiculous list in our comment system...now with rating!