Aerosmith Drummer Defends Music Games
We already heard about the ‘musical geniuses’ who have spoken out against music videogames. From artists like Prince to Jimmy Page, we heard many talents express their displeasure in a genre that has become a pop-culture phenomenon.
However, not all artists are against the new craze. Drummer of the legendary band Aerosmith Joey Kramer, spoke nicely about games like Guitar Hero and/or Rock band, with Spinner. Kramer believes that these type of games are a gateway for kids to learn about classic music and maybe get them more involved with music as a whole.
“If that’s what you gotta do to get kids to understand what a band like Aerosmith’s all about and encourage them to learn more about the music, then that’s just one more way to find out about it,” Kramer said. Although he admitted that videogames might not be the best way for people to learn about music. “It may not be the most ideal way to find out about historic bands, but we’ll see what happens when they offer those guys boat-loads of money. We’ll see if they turn it down or not.”
While I 100 percent agree with Mr. Kramer about kids being more entice to play or even learn about music, I wonder if he would have felt the same way if Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was never made. If the reports are true, the amount of money the game had made, was more than any record the Band released in their long history. Not only that, Aerosmith saw a 40% increase of their catalog the week after Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was released. Basically, Kramer has literally millions of thanks because of music rhythm games.