Echo & the Bunnymen lead singer Ian McCulloch has dismissed music games as "crap" - and wished instant death on everyone who plays them.
Activision is offering a free copy of Guitar Hero: Van Halen to anyone pre-ordering Guitar Hero 5.
Activision has told Eurogamer that Guitar Hero: Van Halen will not be released this year in Europe.
Activision has apparently dated Guitar Hero: Van Halen for 22nd December in the US, putting the release super-close to Christmas - a period usually shunned by publishers.
Rocker Jack White, who recently signed a deal for his songs to appear in the new Guitar Hero game, has complained about kids playing Guitar Hero games.