Guitar Heroes Knock, Erm, 'Guitar Hero'
Guitar luminaries Jimmy Page and Jack White have spoken out against "depressing" video games like Guitar Hero.
Promoting upcoming documentary It Might Get Loud, which explores the history of the electric guitar through the careers of Page, White and U2 guitarist The Edge, White said he didn't believe video games were the best way for kids to get into musical instruments.
“It's depressing to have a label come and tell you that [Guitar Hero] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music,” he said.
He also had a pop at those artists that use video games as a platform to expose their music to young people: "If you have to be in a video game to get in front of them, that's a little sad.”
Led Zeppelin legend Page said he thought that video games were no way for anyone to learn an instrument.
“You think of the drum part that John Bonham did on Led Zeppelin's first track on the first album, 'Good Times Bad Times'. How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?”