BayouBengal032;3203114 said:I though I read something around GHWT's release that both companies were in talks with the Hendrix estate and GH just got it first or something.
SonicRocker15X;3203177 said:This, as well as the fact that the Hendrix character was Neversoft's idea which they trapped themselves in.
Poncho;3203306 said:It's not actually Jimmy Hendrix its a cover that David Grohl put together.
Doc_SoCal;3203197 said:Forever is a mighty long time...
Legion37;3204370 said:Something I would like to point out is that ACTs Jimi Hendrix is tied ONLY to WT, including DLC, and can not be exported to other titles, while LEGO/Rockband Jimi Hendrix is exportable...as far as we know anyway lol.I think thats pretty significant in itself. I think Act. is losing the interest of alot of artists.I also believe sooner than later we will see Hendrix in the DLC, if not early next year.
Jdurgit;3203744 said:I think that initially, before the rhythm game genre had exploded, the Hendrix Estate was probably hesitant to include Jimi's songs in the game. After they started seeing how much money was being generated by these games and how it was exposing his music to new generations of people, the estate started changing their mind. Throw in the fact that RB is such a high quality example of this genre and that the company behind it are musicians first, and videogamers second, the estate probably no longer sees it as a "bad" thing for Hendrix' name to be tied to.
Reaver;3204709 said:HMX spent time and made a deal that both parties argeed was acceptable. A deal that sees his songs being played by people other than Jimi himself and across several games. Activision went to the Hendrix estate and was all gung-ho on getting any Hendrix track they could as quickly as possible, throwing in the fact that if they did, only Jimi would play his songs on the game. Sort of an incentive to dish out the songs ASAP.I really like how HMX approaches bands about including their music in their game. I just wish Jimmy Page would see that and understand. One of these days though...
ArmsAreLoud;3204390 said:I think people forgot that the dude who owns the rights to Hendrix's songs isn't a musician, so there's none of the silly pretensions we get from guys like Jimmy Page. Any idiot can get the songs, it's just a matter of how much money you need to throw at the guy.
Fuelie79;3205217 said:Could have been the controversy seen over Kurt Cobain, or maybe they were impressed by The Beatles. Or maybe it was boat loads of money or begging.
Neoxon;3205220 said:On a lighter note, now the Estate has no excuse to not let GH import the 2 Hendrix songs on GHWT or bring back the 6 Hendrix DLC songs.
lotr rocks 0;3203718 said:^this isn't important, because every song in rock band to date is a cover by Dave Grohl! :P
GNFfhqwhgads;3205299 said:Actually, HeyRiles jumped in and said, "Hey, Traveller's Tales! Harmonix needs your help! Clap if you believe!"