Another quick post about the Jonas Brothers from Entertainmentwise today. They ask Kevin for a reaction to this quote from John Mayer in Rolling Stone:
“Guitar Hero was devised to bring the guitar-playing experience to the masses without them having to put anything into it.
“And having done both, there’s nothing like really playing guitar. I mean, what would you rather drive, a Ferrari or one of those amusement-park cars on a track? “ John Mayer: ‘Guitar Hero Fans Are Fake Wannabes’ Jennifer Aniston’s new man takes a dig at the game…
Kevin, who usually tries very hard to always be diplomatic, splits no hairs with his opinion.
“Guitar Hero is a necessity for us.”
“I totally understand John Mayer’s perspective but for me I think it’s a great way to introduce the idea of an instrument to a generation of a young age.
“Maybe you would go on from there and transition into actually learning how to play and things like that.” The Jonas Brothers: ‘We Love Guitar Hero!’ Unlike John Mayer…
I totally agree Kevin. The post on Mayer is a little (shall we say) overly critical of the artist (OK – it’s mean). But the point is that Guitar Hero is a game. It is fun and it in no way takes away from playing a real instrument. I also drive a car every day, and not having the ability to drive an Aston Martin on the Autobahn, I find amusement park cars to be allot of fun as well.
Unfortunately, I think John was caught being a little too serious, but Kevin makes a great point!