Sir Paul McCartney has expressed his belief that fellow music legends John Lennon and George Harrison would have been completely on board with The Beatles: Rock Band.
The "bottom line" for them is their music "is getting played" says McCartney. Lennon would have "been excited" about Rock Band's concept, and how The Beatles "were represented."
"I think they would have been amused," said Sir Paul McCartney, asked by what Lennon and Harrison would have thought about the game.
"I think they would have seen the point of it," he said. "For us, let's remember that the central thing is our music is getting played. That's the bottom line. I'm sure John and George would have thought, 'Hey, what a clever idea.'" Yoko Ono, John Lennon's widow, added her thoughts.
John "would have been excited about the Rock Band concept, and very happy with how the music and the visuals of the Beatles were represented," said Ono.
"It will inspire and encourage the young generation to be intimately involved in music making," she added. "You can't ask for more. It will be another musical revolution created by the Beatles to make our planet a planet of music."
Apparently Ono and George Harrison's son gave the videogame animators "quite a hard time" getting the visuals right for The Beatles: Rock Band, and so did McCartney.
"We said: 'Look, the eyes don't work.' They said: 'No, eyes are very hard to do...' Then: 'Wait a minute, John's too wooden...' I started to say, 'Look, Shrek's good. There's this great thing, Arthur and the Invisibles, the Luc Besson film.' So I started to give them things to aim at," continued McCartney. A fan of The Beatles? Will you be Rock Banding it with them?
The Beatles: Rock Band is being released on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii this September 9th.