Hendrix’s stepsister, Janie, who currently controls his estate, revealed the news in a recent interview with the LA Times (via Billboard): “At the time the deal was completed,” read the article, “Sony vowed to make his music ‘available through every type of media’ — including a new edition of ‘Rock Band’ that Janie Hendrix says should appear before the end of this year.”
Officials at “Rock Band” publisher MTV Games or developer Harmonix have not commented on the report. If accurate, the game would join a recently announced Green Day version as one of two forthcoming Rock Band editions set to be released this year. Since that sort of thing has never happened before, G4tv.com is speculating the Hendrix release could be limited to a “big track pack collection.” Either way, get your thumbs ready.
Update: According to a rep for Harmonx/MTV, “in no uncertain terms” are there plans for a standalone version of a Hendrix Rock Band.