Guitar Hero fans are 'untalented pretenders', says singer

John Mayer has criticized Activision's Guitar Hero, because "it makes it easy for untalented people to pretend they are good at playing the instrument," Rolling Stone magazine reports (via site Entertainment Wise).

The singer-song writer claims that no game could ever match the enjoyment of playing a real guitar. Evidently the concept of "game" is lost on him.

"Guitar Hero was devised to bring the guitar-playing experience to the masses without them having to put anything into it," he said.

"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?"

Seeing as how we can't afford Ferraris, Mr. Mayer, we'll stick to our Power Wheels and our plastic guitars... Oh, and we get plastic drums now, too.

Courtesy of CVG.

Jun 6, 2008


  • bugmenot - January 16, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    its a fun game but people actually think theyll be able to pick up my guitar and play the songs. some of my friends have actually started paying me for lessons cus of rock band and guitar hero so the games alright with me
  • bugmenot - January 8, 2009 3:23 a.m.

    Guitar Hero is a pointless waste of time. In the amount of time it takes to beat the game the average person could learn how to play something mildly entertaining on an actual guitar.
  • egarrichard - December 26, 2008 6:22 a.m.

    Wow, John Mayer sounds like a major dick
  • bugmenot - December 23, 2008 6:36 a.m.

    He's right.

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