Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has been complaining that there are not enough rock bands in the world, and that people should stop playing Guitar Hero so they may lend a hand.
“I feel like there’s not enough rock bands out there, especially when we go on the road,” Kroeger explains. “It’s tough to find other bands out there, because either they’re making a record, or they just got done touring. So kids: Start rock bands. Set down the Guitar Hero, learn how to play an actual guitar and start a band, because it’s hard to find more bands to put a solid rock-and-roll package together, to get out there.”
I’ve always loved that “go play a real guitar” argument, mainly because it’s deliciously stupid. It’s essentially telling an FPS fan to join the army, or a racing game player to buy a Formula 1 car. I should think that anybody with a real interest and talent in guitar playing would already be playing guitar.
People who have no interest in being Nickelback, however, are busy having fun with their videogame.