Monday, June 22, 2009

Jimmy Page Slams Guitar Hero

According to NME, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has hit out at the popular Guitar Hero video game. Speaking at a press conference in Los Angeles on Friday (June 19) for It Might Get Loud, the forthcoming documentary film that chronicles the musical careers of Page, The Edge (U2), and Jack White (White Stripes), the guitarist can't imagine that people are really learning anything significant about playing instruments by playing video games.

"You think of the drum part that John Bonham did on Led Zeppelin's first track on the first album, 'Good Times Bad Times'," Page said. "How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?"


Anonymous said...

Interesting.... Not sure it's supposed to teach you about music.

Anonymous said...

i totally agree with Page man. Guitar Hero doesn't really teach you anything if you think about it. you're not a rock star if you are an expert at pushing buttons.
you gotta go out there, pick up a guitar, and learn how to play. that's what i did.
i play it from time to time but i do not commit myself to it. i commit myself to my real guitar.

Anonymous said...

same with the drums. no one can play like Bonzo. no one.

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