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Beatles: Rock Band Cameo on Jimmy Fallon

The Beatles: Rock Band and a few of the Harmonix staff make a brief appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night as Jason Sudeikis from SNL tours E3.  Pretty good stuff…

Harmonix Folks E3 Closing Comments

Harmonix at E3 Booth

Casey Malone from Harmonix managed to grab a number of his cohorts last night, the final night of E3, and get some closing comments via AudioBoo. Check them out below:

Nate Stoddard AKA NateACLRecovery – QC Coordinator:

John Drake AKA Johntdrake – Manager of Communications and Special Projects:

Hope’s P!nk Sweater (Brock, Joey, and Ryan) – Pepsi’s E3 Drink Up, Rock Out Promo Winner:

Josh Randal and Stephanie Myers – Creative Director and Publicist for The Beatles: Rock Band:

Aaron Trites AKA HMXHenry – Associate Manager of Community:

Mr. Pope, HMX Veng, and HMX Thrasher:

John Pardo – Audio QA:

Caleb Epps AKA Nekkobus – Composer/Sound Designer:

Casey Malone AKA HMXCasey:

The Beatles: Rock Band Opening Cinematic (Better Quality)

The good people at Joystiq have been able to get a little better info on the opening cinematic:

One of the best things we’ve seen at E3, hands-down, has been the cartoon introduction to The Beatles: Rock Band. It was directed by Pete Candeland, of Gorillaz and Guitar Hero II animation fame. Seriously, this thing just makes our jaws collectively drop every time we see it, and we wish this was what the game actually looked like.

The animation magazine Frames Per Second has the most accurate description of the trailer: “They manage to tell the career-spanning, mind-bending story of the Beatles in a couple of minutes, seamlessly blending well designed 2-D and 3-D styles of animation.” We agree.

Here’s the cinematic again, in better quality:

[Via Joystiq]

Harmonix on Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow (6/4)


Well… not Jimmy Fallon himself, but rather his show.  I’ll try to record it and post a video the day after!  Be sure to watch or set your DVR.  Just watch anyway, it’s a good show!

More Songs From The Beatles: Rock Band?

Beatles Posters

Someone on the RockBand.com forums examined the opening cinematic VERY closely and pulled some clues that lend themselves to specific Beatles’ song titles from various places within the background. I would still chalk these up as rumors for the time being, but assuming that all songs referenced in the opening cinematic appear somewhere in the game (I think that’s a safe bet), Harveyglobetrot was able to pull the following:

I would definitely say that the songs with musical appearences in the opening movie are up for inclusion. This would mean the following songs:

  • Can’t Buy Me Love (apparently heard very briefly in the opening shot of the rooftops)
  • Twist And Shout
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Paperback Writer
  • Within You Without You (the hand drums used in that song are heard under Here Comes The Sun when The Beatles are on the escalator to space)
  • A Day In The Life (the ending chord is heard as the elephant thing approaches the cliff).

After going through the cinematic again myself, I’ve noticed a few more titles reference on posters, etc.:

  • Come Together
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Maggie Mae
  • Carry That Weight
  • Mr. Moonlight
  • Benefit of Mr. Kite
  • The Revolution
  • Strawberry Field Forever (Ringo is holding a box in the cab that says Strawberry Field Farms)

Anyone else find anything?

Some More Lego Rock Band Songs

Lego Rock Hand

According to a new press release issued today from Warner Bros., it looks like three more songs have been confirmed for Lego Rock Band (coming Holiday 2009).