Rock Band is basically a multi-player version of the same thing. They're not real instruments, but they're instrument-shaped controllers: the guitar here has buttons rather than strings, for example. And you play along to all kinds of songs, many of which, the teen complains, she was raised with (e.g. Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend").
In any case, the music in these games tends to be pretty good. And it's about to get better.
This DLC release, titled "The Best of The Who: Rock Band Edition," will feature twelve tracks, including Amazing Journey, Baba O'Riley and My Generation.
"We're really pleased to have our songs featured in Rock Band," said Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who. "It allows our established fan base to interact with our music in a way that's fresh and exciting, while also exposing our songs to new audiences."
"I'm a fan of Rock Band," said Who guitarist Pete Townshend. "I play the game with my son and girlfriend and love the way it brings different generations together through music. I like the idea that people of all ages will be having fun playing our songs."
But personally, I don't think Pete Townshend should get points for playing stuff he wrote. I wonder if there's a macro for that?