So I was heading over to ultimate-guitar.com to find tabs for Apollo I: The Writing Writer by Coheed and Cambria when I saw this article.(Awesome Song by and Awesome Band).
Jimi Hendrix‘s stepsister, Janie Hendrix, who controls the late guitar god’s estate, let it slip during an L.A. Times interview that a Hendrix edition of “Rock Band” will be coming before the end of the year.
The statement was made while discussing the impact of Sony Music’s licensing deal for the Hendrix master recordings last year. “At the time the deal was completed,” read the article. “Sony vowed to make his music ‘available through every type of media’ – including a new edition of ‘Rock Band’ that Janie Hendrix says should appear before the end of this year.”
Officials at “Rock Band” publisher MTV Games or developer Harmonix did not respond to requests for comment by press time. The company in December announced its next artist-based game would be focused on Green Day, with a treatment similar to that of “The Beatles: Rock Band” in which various elements of the band’s career and development are chronicled. It’s unclear whether the Harmonix team has the resources to do both a Green Day and Hendrix special edition in the same year.
However coming out with a Hendrix game this year makes the most sense. There’s certainly no shortage of Hendrix-related material coming out in the coming months as the 40th anniversary of his death approaches this fall.-Ultimate-guitar.com
If this is true and a new Rock Band is coming out for Hendrix, I will be the happiest camper of them all. I am right-handed but it would be amazing if they came out with southpaw guitar controllers in honor of him. I think I would look forward to a Hendrix game than Green Day by far. What do you guys think?
Thanks to Billboard.com and Coheed and Cambria.