Gene Simmons Talks Guitar Hero

Gene Simmons describes Guitar Hero as 'iconic' and he's got a point - the series of videogames has become a worldwide sensation. It's also crossing generation boundaries and getting great guitar-based music to the ears of many who wouldn't otherwise have heard it. Hopefully the knock-on effect is that some of those people then want to play it on a real guitar.

Here Gene talks about how and why he's involved as the voice of the latest installment, Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock. It's released September 24 on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.