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White Stripes vocalist attacks music games

23 June 2009

White Stripes frontman Jack White has expressed his disappointment over the fact children are becoming increasingly exposed to music via videogames such as Guitar Hero.

"It's depressing to have a label come and tell you that [Guitar Hero] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music,” said White. While not wanting to dictate "which format people should get their music in" he continued, "If you have to be in a videogame to get in front of them, that's a little sad."

Ironically enough, White had recently signed a contract to allow his bands music to appear in the forthcoming Guitar Hero 5. Still, he wasn’t the only musician to criticise the franchise, with Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page arguing that music games don’t teach users anything:

“You think of the drum part that John Bonahm 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?" Page told a press conference.

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