Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has told USA Today that games like the band's upcoming branded version of Guitar Hero may be the key to getting young people into playing music. And he may well be right.
"It is kind of weird to know that people are going to have an experience that is going to be similar to my own experience playing and performing music," he said.
"It's going to open people up maybe to the prospect of taking the whole thing one step further and actually picking up an instrument. We might be rearing an entire culture of future musicians. That prospect is just super-cool."
There's a full interview through there with Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich. The game's out next year.