MCV: 'Rock Star' combo blame rhythm action titles for lack of new US bands
Well, if we can avoid more bands like Nickelback, nothing of value was lost.
Totally agree. Besides, how many good new bands were created between 2000-2005? I can only think of one: Mute Math. Music just isn't the same as it used to be, man.
Dengue Fever aren't bad either.
And does he realise that there are dozens of really talented bands out there that will never make it because they weren't in the right place at the right time. There are some seriously talented people out there, that just never get the opportunity of getting signed. Guitar Hero isn't to blame for that.
Nickelback have like one good song as far as I know.
Dengue Fever... I'll give them a listen. Thanks!
I find the opposite...I can't tell you how many of my friends now taking guitar/drum lessons courtesy of Rockband/Guitar Hero.
Yeah, I think if anything, it's boosting interest in music. Heck, it helped my brother start producing better music. He used to make digital diarrhea if he tried to create a piece, but now his stuff is listenable, all because he attained a greater appreciation for quality music by playing Rock Band.
nickelback are a great band! the album load road is 1 of the best albums done by any hard rock band dunno y u guys hate them so much??? i mean there singles aint the best, but there albums fu**king rule
Aren't Nickelback Canadians? Also when was the last time they made a good song?
their newest CD isnt bad at all. Gotta Be Somebody was a really nice song. I dont like that they are slamming it because I feel that it does the opposite. I feel it gets kids interested into the idea of being in a band. So I would have to disagree with him there.
"I find the opposite...I can't tell you how many of my friends now taking guitar/drum lessons courtesy of Rockband/Guitar Hero." I agree. Every time I listen to rock music now I think of how it would actually play on RockBand/Guitar Hero. Now I've only played Rock Band but I think musicians would have a greater respect for RockBand/Guitar Hero if in place of buttons, color coded strings that actually trigger each note. Then once you've played Eye of the Tiger a hundred times for five stars you might memorize it on an actual guitar.
the number of awesome metalcore bands nowadays is impressive...
LOL, Nickelback shouldn't really speak anything about music. Nickelback gets slammed everytime they play "music"
But I do like the song "how u remind me"
That's because all the good bands stay indie and don't play music for profit but rather play music for an hobby.
that song was awesome
Remember when he got stoned there?
AHAHAHA i was gonna say that. yeah now i remembered why every throw stones at them here in portugal
I would rather play 24 hours striaght of beat it on GH-WT than listen to anymore NickelBack songs... You guys keep making the same song with different lyrics.. We dont need more bands like you
Haha, it's sad that Nickelback was once popular. God they suck
Just my opinion obviously but sweet jesus if I hear "rockstar" one more time I shan't be responsible for my actions...
What is he smoking? Bands like Project 86, Neon Horse, Foxy Shazam!, Showbread, and Blindside will never get the recognition they deserve...because they don't have the connections someone like Nickelback has. It's tragic too...because Nickelback has such shallow lyrics that don't deserve to be played. If you want real lyrics, listen to Demon Hunter. That's true depth. How can he take himself seriously? Other artists with ten times the talent he has will never make it big.
August Burns Red is probably the best band that exists. They excel in everything they do... musicianship, technicality, creativity, quality, energy, meaning, etc
Their tired out, sold-out, crappy sound is why the rock genre lost its fanbase to begin with. I also blame the producers and scouters for crappy bands like Nickleback.
Nickelback is driving kids away from creating rock bands anymore. Who listens to Nickelback and says, "I wish I could suck that bad on national radio."
"So 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" Wow - he surely SLAMMED GH hero there. Scorching attack. OMG, someone mentioned a game, better make a story out of this....lets see what angle can we come up with... Nothing like making a story from nothing is there? MCV used to be above such rubbish journalism...
well i work in computing but enjoy gh and also play real guitar for fun. and thats the thing loads of ppl play real instruments but how many actually go on to make a career out of it. its a recreational hobby for millions but not a career (being in a band) so can i persue my chosen career path and play both video games and my guitar in my spare time chad, pls pls pls lol it's not like there's not plenty of upcoming talent and i dunno why he wants more bands cus it would knock nickleback down a few pegs thats for sure with their rather mediocre rock
Say what? Its like reading a stain on a wet day.
Nickleback re-recorded one of their songs for a furniture advert, they are not allowed to comment on anything to do with music. Ever. I don't really think these rhythm games have a positive or negative effect on music, most music is rubbish, gotta look hard for the good stuff.
wow, i really don't see a correlation between these GH games and lack of good new music... i enjoy listening to nickelback sometimes as a diversion from bands such as dream theater and such, but that was one moronic comment. Hell, if anything the music industry is being driven further into the ground because of gimmick bands like nickelback who just repackage new albums with different lyrics. Their sound has not changed since day one. Like mentioned earlier, there are so many underground and talented acts who get no exposure now mainly due to the fact that most labels don't spend money and take risks like they did in the 90s. I actually applaud GH and Rockband for exposing younger generations and many others to music that they never would've ever listened to in the first place. I've played guitar my whole life and there is nothing inherently wrong with these games. Not everyone who enjoys music and plays these games needs to go out immediately and learn to play the real thing. There are casual gamers/music lovers who wish to enjoy the music in a different medium. Guitar hero has offered a fresh, new way to enjoy, listen, and experience music. Yes, let's blame games instead of actually confronting the real problem with the music industry here in the U.S. ahem..
That guy needs to come back here to Portugal, so i can throw him another water bottle. Grow up and put up some nice tunes on your albums from now on!!!! Ain't video game's fault that you suck!!! Greetings from a Portuguese "NON-FAN"
#1 Nickelback doesn't need to criticize anything with that atrocious music they've been assaulting us with. I read an interview with him in a guitar magazine once that he has a basic formula for writing "awesome" songs. What a tool. I have despised him ever since (already hated the music though). #2 with that said I think Guitar hero is kinda lame. That kind of game just doesn't appeal to me, and play the guitar anyway. I can understand why people like it I guess though.It's not F'ing up the music industry though,that happened with bands like Creed and Nickelback - the neo 'grunge' types. hell maybe it will inspire people to actually learn how to play, so we can move past this horrible time for music. #3 Can somebody resurrect Kurt Cobain so we can listen to real music again?
That made me laugh +Bubbles
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Anyways, if it means less bands like Nickelback then amen to Rock Band/Guitar Hero.
Nickleback sucks, Guitar Hero/Rock Band suck
that kill musicians are drugs and plane crashes... heres to hoping for Nicklebacks next plane ride. VH1 I believed even rated them as one of thee most ugliest bands (they have no looks or musical talent).
they still make music?
is the rock version of Britney Spears.
They are one of the worst bands ever. If they hate it, it must be good.
someone feels burned after getting rock band instead.
There are two wannabe rock bands, and a wannabe rap group in every American neighborhood. A few of them are actually good, but it's a near impossible business to hit it big in. There's no shortage of bands. There's a shortage of opportunity. Maybe people like him should create that opportunity.
Right, I will take notice of your (wrong) opinion the moment (read: never) you make something that resembles music yourself. If, by your logic, Rock Band and Guitar Hero mean less 'bands' like yours, then why are you complaining?
I agree with Chad Kroeger on this point... a lot of kids are allowing themselves to be immersed in a virtual guitar playing world (Guitar Hero). Also, I would just like to point out that instead of voicing your opinion on the band, you should focus on the topic at hand... which IS "Kids shouldn't be playing Guitar Hero - instead they should be out learning guitar!".
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