Old rockers drop hate on music games

Do you like the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, or Led Zeppelin? Me? Sometimes, but new artists are making new music. Try that out. Wait, that’s a whole different rant, and not at all related to videogames. What is related is that members of all three bands have dropped hate on the music video games that we play so much. Here’s what they’ve been quoted as saying:

“It encourages kids not to learn, that’s the trouble…. It makes less and less people dedicated to really get down and learn an instrument. I think is a pity so I’m not really keen on that kind of stuff.” — Bill Wyman, The Rolling Stones

“It irritates me having watched my kids do it – if they spent as much time practicing the guitar as learning how to press the buttons they’d be damn good by now.” — Nick Mason, Pink Floyd

Stupid, I know. They’re missing the point. Don’t even get me started on Jimmy Page said (after the jump). That’s like plumbers not liking Super Mario Bros. The people playing Madden don’t really think they’re playing football. There’s fair reasons to not like these music games, but the whole “it’s not real” angle isn’t one of them.

“After first saying there was no way that Led Zeppelin would ever put out a similar version of Rock Band: “Obviously, there have been overtures made to Led Zeppelin, but if you start with the first track on the first album, ‘Good Times Bad Times,’ and you think of the drum part that John Bonham did there, how many drummers in the world can actually play that, let alone dabble on a Christmas morning?” — Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

Dale North