Jimmy Page & Jack White Speak Out Against ‘Guitar Hero’
Rock legend Jimmy Page and modern blues master Jack White have attacked the hugely popular Guitar Hero games.
They said that they felt video games were not a good way to open up music to people or to get them interested in playing instruments. The pair were promoting new film ‘It might get loud’ in which Page and Whit play together with U2′s The Edge in a celebration of the mighty axe.
White commented: “It’s depressing to have a label come and tell you that [Guitar Hero] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music.” While he said that he didn’t want to dictate how people should experience music he said it was “a little sad” if you had to be in a videogame to get heard.
IT may have slipped White’s mind that his band are due to appear in the fifth instalment of the Guitar Hero franchise when it is released latter this year.
Page’s objection to Guitar Hero and its rival Rock Band has been previously known as Led Zeppelin have stopped attempts by the game’s developers to gain access to their master recordings, which is necessary for them to appear in the games.
You can rule out rocking out to ‘Whole Lotta Love’ while trying to stab primary coloured buttons any time soon.