Jimmy Page and Jack White Aren’t Fond of Music Games

While skimming through Kotaku, we found an interesting tidbit on what some musicians think of music-based games.

They are two well-known musicians, and music games aren’t their thing.  In a recent documentary, Page was quoted as saying, “You think of the drum part that John Bonham did on Led Zeppelin’s first track on the first album, Good Times Bad Times,” Page said. “How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?”

Jack White said, “It’s depressing to have a label come and tell you that [Guitar Hero] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music…which format people should get their music in…if you have to be in a video game to get in front of them, that’s a little sad.”

Kotaku also notes that you can hear the White Stripes on the upcoming Guitar Hero 5.

Don’t fault the games.  Most of our music channels don’t introduce us to new music anymore.  These music-based games, along with iTunes, are probably some of the best things the industry has right now.

Kids are learning about all kinds of music through these things, and to just call it “sad” is silly.  “Sad” is criticizing the method of distribution shortly after the announcement that you are going to be included in an upcoming game.

Story here: MusicRadar.com via Kotaku

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2 responses to “Jimmy Page and Jack White Aren’t Fond of Music Games

  1. I think what I am tired of most is prissy rockers telling us what forms of media we should or shouldn’t enjoy. And to think someone’s music I happen to greatly like, Jack White, is being such a hypocrite.

    Seriously, the beef they have with games such as Guitar Hero/RockBand is that it isn’t like the good ol days, and blah blah blah… GET OFF MY LAWN, I’M OLD, MY BACK HURTS!!!

    Come on guys, embrace what the potential of this new media will bring in an age when record stores are closing left and right, instead of complaining about it like it’s the death of music itself.

    And is having kids playing RockBand truly THAT “sad?” Where in they might be influenced to different genres of music, and heaven forbid actually might want to try the real thing.

    In the words of John Stossel: “Give me a break.”

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