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Hendrix's Axis: Bold As Love Coming To Rock Band

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Posted March 25, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson




Hendrix's Axis: Bold As Love Coming To Rock Band

Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist of all time, and soon, his greatest (arguably) album will be coming to Rock Band and Rock Band 2. Starting on March 30, you'll be able to download Axis: Bold as Love, along with the "new" single “Valleys of Neptune." Not only that, but it looks like Electric Ladyland and Are You Experienced are on the way later.

According to Rolling Stone, "Rock Band has also worked out an agreement with Experience Hendrix for the possible inclusion of a Hendrix avatar, replica instruments...  and perhaps even a Rock Band: Jimi Hendrix game styled after The Beatles: Rock Band and Green Day’s upcoming title."

Future Jimi plans are great, but right now, though, it's all about the DLC. Check out the tracks:

  • “Up From the Skies”
  • “Spanish Castle Magic”
  • “Wait Until Tomorrow”
  • “Ain’t No Telling”
  • “Little Wing”
  • If 6 Was 9″
  • “You Got Me Floatin’”
  • “Castles Made of Sand”
  • “She’s So Fine”
  • “One Rainy Wish”
  • “Little Miss Lover”
  • “Bold As Love”
  • “Valleys of Neptune”

Hendrix's music has previously appeared as DLC in Guitar Hero: World Tour, and there were previous rumors of a "full" Hendrix Rock Band game. But really, all I want to do is play the songs, so DLC will be fine... and speaking of playing the songs, Harmonix has considered Jimi's unique playing style in the way these songs are charted. MTV Games’ Paul DeGooyer said:

“It’s a whole new level of difficulty unto itself. The thing about these tracks is if you’re a Hendrix fan you know that really what powered that vibe is that he kind of just closed his eyes and flowed from his fingers, and we really tried very hard, especially on the expert level, to recreate that effect... So while it’s difficult to play we hear from Rock Band players and once they practice a little bit and get into the groove, they can kind of just let it flow, so we’re hoping they get the same effect. But it won’t be easy very often from the get-go.”

Source: Rolling Stone

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