Gameplayer and Official PlayStation Magazine writer has taken aim at Led Zeppelin's refusal to appear in Guitar Hero III, pointing out their double standards. "The big green ogre gets Immigrant Song, and the rest of us get shafted."
Try getting other bands like Def Leppard, and The Cars. I hear enough of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC on the radio, get some more variety in those games. Hell, Elliot Easton from The Cars aswell as all of the guitarests from Def Leppard (both the present and the former) are underrated.
anyone thinking they can play 'guitar' as good as him.
But they would of had to add fourteen more colored buttons on the guitar. Also, they told the developers they could have access to all of the music the band has released, so it wasn't about money.
In guitar hero you can't play the guitar with a Violin bow.. so you can't really feel like you are playing the guitar for led zeppelin. ;)
get beat it, give into me and black and white, how much fun would it be doing the tracks from MJ
I'm a musician, not a terrific one but I've played a gig or two here and there. Ive also played guitar hero 2 a few times and its a nifty game. How ever I think its getting pretty silly with the kids on you-tube acting like they are rock stars because they can play dragon force 5 stars on expert, or espicially the "classified" section on Harmonix website (its just kind of pathetic). a game is a game, met to be played for fun, not to try and perfect it because it really doesnt get you anywhere and if most of those kids spent the time they played rock band and sh!t on playing a real instrument or getting to gether in a real band then all the better. Jimmy Page prob thinks " man those kids with interest in rock could be playing an actual guitar..." as a guitarist he probably doesnt want to promote that distraction a real instrument.
r u having a dig at slash there, IMO hes one of the best out there
slash IS great. he is amazing at phrasing his solos... love it. I'm just saying i understand where Jimmy Page is coming from. I dont think people should freak out if he doesnt want his music on a video game for kids. I also think its fine if an artist wants to put their songs on a game for some of their fans to enjoy. Maybe Page also things if his fans want to play his songs, then let them play it on a real guitar where they can actually aquire a skill and maybe do something with it.
Zeppelin likes to consider themselfs as timeless and probably dont want to be involved in something that is probably a fad. It may not be the most modest oppinion of themselfs but when guitar hero's popularity fades away to a past fad, people will still listen to great music like Led Zeppelin.
.. I totally agree with you. Zeppelin is forever! The picture chosen for this article says it all.
I dont know about you If TOOL was on GH2 or 3 I would be pissed. Some of the kids that are really good at these games are already making thier fingers move in a way similar to playing a real guitar. Who knows maybe the games will sprout new musicians. Besides, it’s been a long time since I rock and rolled. A long, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time… roflao
Page is one of the masters and a pioneers of rock guitar,far from a low rent sellout like Slash. Izzy Stradlin was "THE" special songwriting ingredient that GnR so foolishly let go IMO (to those that understand what I'm talking about). And here's some more unknown insight for you noobs knocking Page, Slash was so strung out,on Appetite for Destruction,he could't even record because he was in and out of rehab,so they brought in no other than Vivian Campbell to record his tracks!!!!!!!!!! That's right people,Sweet Child O Mine,Welcome to the Jungle,that whole 1st great album..................were all Vivian on Slashs' tracks............supposedly Slashs' finest work. Don't ask me to reveal my sources,especially on some munedane Sonyboy videogame site. Slash.........HA! Nothin but a poser,period. Page laid foundations down for rejects like Slash,and furthermore, I'm glad he didn't pimp himself out to the lame arse Guitar hero series........ Page has integrity,Slash is a Joe Perry-Jimmy Page- Guitar Hero-sellout-wannabe bandwagon rider. Tom.
Completely agree with you Tom. Slash and GNR are overrated. They need to correct their picture. Jimmy Page isn't a "guitar Hero", he's a guitar god.
It's still much harder to play the track's perfectly live then it is to play them in a recording studio where you can so take after take. It's not integrity that makes someone a great musician it's talent and both page and slash have plenty of that.
I agree that talent can be beneficial for success. There's also luck,timing,management.......s heeez,the list goes on and on. Slash a talented musician?IMO.........a big meh. Next to Jimmy Page?OMG,LOL,Light years below him...hands down. Why? Slash wasn't very groundbreaking or innovative to say the least,but lets give him this. He writes some catchy melodic lines once in great while(mostly rehash),and his druggy-bum image was and is still very marketable. But back to the thread topic, I just feel Page is being honest and unwavering in character to the commandments he put forth for music,by not SELLING OUT to the Guitar Heroes series for a quick dime like Slash, even if he wasn't paid for it which I'm sure he was. 2nd hand publicity is what it is,and Page isn't settling for that. That I think is definately a form of integrity nirwanda. But I do respect your opinion on the matter. @ Suicidal Tendencies,by the way one of my top ten favorite bands of all time. No question bro,Page is a guitar/producing God,not hero. PS, here's one that will fry your noodles,at the risk of going off topic. Guess who Ted Templeman(early Van Halen producer)had to bring in to cut the drum tracks for Alex Van Halen on VH 1 and 2 because Alex wasn't studio savvy and up to snuff at that point in his career? Drumroll please,no pun intended, the drum lord Carmine Appice. An inside music industry fact. If you listen close to the first two cds,or LPs if you have them, you can hear his finesse and undeniable signature on the tracks, which Alex could never quite get a grip on. Hehe,hell who could? But hey,enough of my babbling, this is a video game site, game on! PS Suicidal and nirwanda,feel free to PM me for rocknroll music chat if you want. Take care, Tom.
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