What Do Famous Rockers Think of Guitar Hero and Rock Band?
This months Entertainment Weekly came out, and because of /film we get a subscription. An article that was featured talked about the release of the two blockbuster music games Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour, and their significance on how they’ll help shape the music industry.
During the story, they had a small piece of what ‘famous’ real life rockers think about the two games. After the jump, read what they said.
“I Play with my kids, and they’ll go ‘Dad, you suck!’ It’s and awesome game and something we get to do together.”
Alright, It’s cool, we can all agree that both games are ‘awesome.’ But you’re Nikki Sixx, a badass 80′s bassist who banged girls left and right. Please, next time replace the word ‘kids’ with the noun ‘groupies’. It makes you look a crap load better to us geeks. Ya, know?
“It’s kind of a shame. When I was growing up, kids wanted to be in a band. Now everyone wants to play Rock Band.”
Who in the world trade groupies, alcohol, fame, groupies, and more groupies, for some plastic guitars? I love my video games, but nearly as much as my groupies.
“Anything that advances music is really interesting. It’s better than all of those shoot’em up, blow’em up, kille’em games!”
I agree with the first sentience. But it seems that Mr.Daltrey thinks very little of ‘violent’ video games. Folks, this is what we would call generation gap. I’m pretty sure when ‘The Who’ first started out in england over 200 years ago, many older musicians didn’t think to fond of them. I really hope when we get old, we don’t put down art just because it’s different then what we grew up with.
“The Games misguide kids into thinking playing guitar is just pressing three red buttons. It’s harder than it looks.”
Yikes, Wayne! I love the Flaming Lips, in fact they’re one of my favorite bands today. But to say these games ‘misguide’ us is completely wrong. I ask all of you fellow gamers, do any of you actually think playing a real guitar is ‘easier’ than playing Guitar Hero? (Besides the track ‘Jordon’ by Buckethead)