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White Stripes man slags off music games

Led Zeppelin not big fans either.

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.

As reported by the NME White said, "It's depressing to have a label come and tell you that [Guitar Hero] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music."

While White tries not to dictate "which format people should get their music in" he added, "If you have to be in a videogame to get in front of them, that's a little sad."

White somehow managed to see through his tears to sign a contract that will see his band's tracks appearing in Guitar Hero 5, as announced earlier this month.

He wasn't the only one taking a pop at Guitar Hero. Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page said music videogames don't teach players anything, telling a press conference, "You think of the drum part that John Bonahm did on Led Zeppelin's first track on the first album, Good Times Bad Times. How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?"

Here at Eurogamer we've realised we'll never play golf like Tiger Woods or drive cars as fast as Jenson Button either, and are throwing all our videogames in the bin.

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