U2 may yet follow The Beatles in having its own edition of the popular game Rock Band released. You know, just because Bono can.
The band had held talks with the game’s developers Harmonix back in 2008 about a potential U2 related video game, but the discussions fell apart due to a number of moot points. But a year later, the option remains on the table.
Per bassist Adam Clayton in a recent interview with USA Today:
We definitely would like to be in there, but we felt some of the compromises werent what we wanted. That could change. I love the idea that thats where people are getting music, and wed love to be in that world. Well figure something out.”
Clayton admitted that the success and commercial acclaim of The Beatles: Rock Band had helped the band reconsider.
“What The Beatles have done, where the animation is much more representative of them, is what were interested in, rather than the one-size-fits-all animation. We didnt want to be caricatured.
Whilst U2 do not look capable of challenging The Beatles’ commercial success, the band still has 12 albums worth of material up for selection. Plus, who wouldn’t want to play as Bono?