I would definitely buy “The Who: Rock Band”


Given the success of The Beatles: Rock Band, it’s logical to think other prominent bands could get their own version of the game in the near future. Thankfully, we haven’t heard anything along the lines of Fall Out Boy: Rock Band or Paramore: Rock Band, but anything is possible these days.

The people behind Rock Band must have some serious musical taste. They are supposedly working with The Who. Roger Daultrey, the band’s frontman, confirmed the rumors:

“The game, yeah, yeah, 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.”

It seems appropriate that the legendary band would go with Rock Band over Guitar Hero.

Given the cinematic and conceptual nature of the Who and Pete Townshend, Rock Band seems like a better fit for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band than Guitar Hero. Whereas GH has created lifelike avatars and restored famed venues for their artist-based games like GH: Metallica or GH: Van Halen, MTV Games upped the ante with The Beatles: Rock Band, crafting entire dreamscapes to accompany the music and offering replicas of the Fab Four’s instruments, an approach that would work well with the Who’s concept albums like Tommy and Quadrophenia.

A release date hasn’t been announced.