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Jack White: Guitar Hero, Rock Band no substitute for real tunes

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(Read caption) Jack White, of the rock band The White Stripes, advises young musicians to ditch music games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

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Get off the couch, put away your multicolored plastic toys, and pick up a real instrument. That's the word this week from Jack White, frontman of the rock band The White Stripes and video-game-hater nonpareil. Speaking to British music magazine NME, Mr. White suggested that all aspiring musicians should "quit playing video games, throw away their Auto-Tune program and cut three strings off their guitar."

Auto-Tune is the voice modulation technology pioneered by a handful of US rappers; the three strings line is a reference to the stripped-down chords employed by White and other garage rock wizards. But it's the video game rant that really has the gaming blogosphere all knotted up. White, after all, is a serial basher of gaming culture.

In an earlier interview, White panned Guitar Hero and other music video games. "It's depressing to have a label come and tell you that [Guitar Hero] is how kids are learning about music and experiencing music," he said.

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