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The Beatles Sign 'Rock Band' Video Game Deal

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The Beatles Sign 'Rock Band' Video Game Deal

The Beatles Sign 'Rock Band' Video Game Deal

The Beatles Sign 'Rock Band' Video Game Deal

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Fans of legendary rock band The Beatles will soon be able to step into the musicians' shoes in the video game "Rock Band." Edward Wing/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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MTV Networks announced Thursday a deal to use songs by The Beatles in its popular "Rock Band" video game series. This would be the group's first digital licensing deal. It would also be a huge coup for Viacom, which owns "Rock Band." The company's been vying with rival video game, "Guitar Hero," for the valuable repertoire.