Roger Daltrey Hints A Music Game Based On The Who


Posted October 27, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

Roger Daltrey Hints About Rock Band: The Who

Rock stars are simultaneously the best and worse sources for early news about music games. They're the best because they often reveal details before anyone else -- that rock and roll spirit is alive and well in the aughts, people; rockers only marginally care about public relations release schedules and marketing plans. (Revealing information early about consumer products is rebellious! Way to stick it to The Man!) But rock groups are the worst because they're so often wrong about what they say.

Take Roger Daltrey from The Who. When asked about Beatles: Rock Band In a recent interview, Daltrey said, "They’re going to be doing a Who one next year. There is one planned. (The idea) is fabulous. Anything that gets non-musical people interested in music is wonderful. In my opinion, music is our last true great freedom. They can burn our books, they can burn our paintings, but they can’t stop us singing and making music."

If we see The Who: Rock Band (Or Guitar Hero: The Who)  I'll send you all five bucks -- it's never gonna happen. Not because of some nefarious anti-rock force trying to stop The Who from "singing or making music," but instead due to hardcore Capitalism. Perhaps at some point there was a plan for a Who-centric video game, but with music sales slumping and band-specific rock games being given-away (unless they star The Beatles,) the climate is just not right for The Who to have its own game.

I suspect we'll see tons of downloadable content from The Who, though. After all, wasn't Who's Next originally announced as a full Rock Band album? Still hasn't shown up, though. If/when we see a glut of The Who DLC, I'll buy every bit of it, and then I'll smash up my living room with my plastic axe at the end of "My Generation."

Roger Daltrey Hints A Music Game Based On The Who


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