Billy Talent War Against Guitar Hero - A Top Story This Week

Billy Talent War Against Guitar Hero was a top story for this week. Here it is again: (Rock Radio) Billy Talent singer Ben Kowalewicz says the band's recent special-edition album was a direct dig at plastic-stick games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

The summer release of Billy Talent III was accompanied by an edition called Guitar Villain, which featured the entire album but with the guitar tracks removed.

And Kowalewicz says the idea came up after a friend of the band discussed how much he enjoyed guitarist Ian D'Sa's playing. The Canadian frontman tells AltPress: "It was this whimsical idea of doing our own version of Guitar Hero. I think it's really cool on a couple of levels. It encourages people to pick up a guitar and play � as opposed to picking up something with five buttons and pretending to play." - more on this story

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