Jimmy Page warming to music games
The greatest rock band ever may make its way to a plastic guitar near you. .
First off, nobody comment that they don't know who Jimmy Page is. Google it, or keep reading, but don't insult rock music like that.
Jimmy has always been very adamant about his negative opinion of music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero. In a radio interview this morning, he was singing a different tune.
“It’s always a possibility that someone who’s playing those games may well want to actually take the step on their own. Or maybe they’re already playing guitar and they play that rock game," Page continued, "Y’know, it’s a fun thing to do, you get an understanding of the timing of music, with that you can have fun with on it. I think the most important thing is that with an instrument, you should just really have fun with it and enjoy it.”
The longer these games are out and the more they expand in features, content, and quality; the more bands are hopping on board. The presence of genuine and very respected bands on those games like Metallica, The Beatles, Tool, and The Rolling Stones have helped cement music games as a viable and respected venue.
If Jimmy gives in and we do finally see Led Zeppelin in a music game; not only will we see one helluva bidding war between Harmonix and Neversoft, but don't expect the music to be easy.
“You think of the drum part that John Bonham did on Led Zeppelin’s first track on the first album, ‘Good Times Bad Times,’” says Page. “How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?”
Not a confirmation of Zep in a music game, but more substantial than a rumor. That's enough to get me excited.
(Do you want Zep on Rock Band? I think he should let Zep's music be on Rock Band, it will expose their music to a new generation of fans and that can only be good!)