Alright, so, sorry in advance for even mentioning corny Canadian "rock" band Nickelback. Their new album Dark Horse just came out, and they are launching a major tour in February, so naturally they have a lot to say to the press; in this case, a little too much.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (man that's a lame name) had this silly, offensive, and downright smug little gem to say to MTV news, "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 ... but I think we've done it."
So, kudos to Chad Kroeger (ugh) for his "solid rock-and-roll package," but what he doesn't realize is that a main reason so many people play Guitar Hero is all the amazing, classic music that we get to play along with. Not surprisingly, Nickelback's generic, every-song-sounds-the-same, mind-numbing crud has not been featured in the Guitar Hero games.
So Chad, set down the actual guitar, learn how to play Guitar Hero, and remember some of the tasty licks and soaring vocals when you work on your next album.