The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey, much like U2 bassist Adam Clayton, seems pretty keen on getting his band in line behind The Beatles to make their own music game. His enthusiasm may have taken over in a recent interview, though, where he implied the existence of "The Who: Rock Band." Though he didn't explicitly say that the game would be a part of the "Rock Band" franchise, he definitely indicated that there is game in the works when asked what he thought about The Beatles' recent release from Harmonix and MTV Games.
"The game, yeah, yeah, they're going to be doing a Who one next year," Daltrey told MassLive.com. "There is one planned."
The Who already released a "The Best of The Who Rock Band Edition" set of DLC in 2008, including tracks like "Baba O'Riley" and "Who Are You." It's entirely likely that Daltrey could have confused another set of downloadable tracks with a new game, depending on how aware he is of the video game space. That isn't quite clear from the way he phrased his answer, but he definitely sees gaming as a place where he wants The Who's music to be.
"Anything that gets non-musical people interested in music is wonderful. In my opinion, music is our last true great freedom," he stated. "They can burn our books, they can burn our paintings, but they can't stop us singing and making music."
On a side note, "The Who: Rock Band" would be a fantastic opportunity for Harmonix to introduce a smashable guitar peripheral to their series.
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