Guitar god Slash recently told Guitar World that he feels videogames turn kids into zombies!
“[They] do promote this sort of lethargy in kids. They turn into gaming zombies,” he admitted. “So I understand the concern that people who play Guitar Hero would never pick up a real guitar. But I think it's the opposite effect."
Yes, despite feeling that some games make kids lazy, he feels the game he's involved with, something called Guitar Hero, actually gets more kids to play actual guitars!
"It takes some work, and maybe it's not quite as exciting or instantly gratifying,” Slash ponticicated. “But what turned me on to guitar when I was kid was that all you have to do is play that one chord that hits you straight in the heart. And that's pretty simple to do. Plus, kids are being exposed to all this killer rock and roll that's programmed into the game that they would not otherwise hear.
"A lot of people have been asking 'Is this the new wave of how people are going to be exposed to music?' I though that was sort of like a joke question when I first heard it, but I'm starting to realize that, given the current state of the music business, it might be. Because the kids are into it, and the possibilities are endless in terms of what you can expose them to through this medium."
So there ya go. Words from the master...
Computerandvideogames.com: Slash Says Gaming And Music Have "Endless" Possibilities