We got quite a surprise when we picked up today’s Wall Street Journal and looked at the front page, which featured a “hedcut” of Korn doughboy Jonathan “Wearing a glasses make me looks smart!” Davis. This is the kind of above-the-fold real estate normally reserved for human-interest stories, and since Davis is neither human nor interesting, we were confused until we realized that it was a story about the video game Guitar Hero:
Mr. Davis, Korn’s lead singer, is part of an unlikely but growing fraternity: Rock stars who are also avid players of Guitar Hero, an electronic game that lets gamers pretend to be, well, rock stars….
Korn’s Mr. Davis brought Guitar Hero on the road with him this past summer. But he is waiting until his band’s next tour before inviting musicians from other bands to compete, when they will be able to play using a new, high-end audiovisual rig. “I didn’t want to be a chump,” he says. “I had to get my sound system hooked up right.”
But of course he did! Heaven forbid a 35-year-old balding porn addict rap-rocker with an H.R. Giger fetish be labeled a chump.