In a post titled "Grumpy Old Rock Stars Disrespecting the Youngsters Games," Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd are quoted as coming out against Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Wyman, in an interview with the BBC, stated that the game "encourages kids not to learn, that's the trouble. It makes less and less people dedicated to really get down and learn an instrument. I think is a pity so I'm not really keen on that kind of stuff."
Mason added, "It irritates me having watched my kids do it - if they spent as much time practising the guitar as learning how to press the buttons they'd be damn good by now." When asked if he would make Pink Floyd tunes available for the game, however, he said that the band would take it into consideration, adding that "I think everyone's looking at new ways of selling the music because the business of selling records has almost disappeared." (via The Daily Swarm)