Devil winning in GHIII makes Charlie Daniels angry

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Charlie Daniels, the original writer of The Devil Went Down to Georgia has complained that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock “violates the very essence” of his song. On his site he comments that The Devil Went Down to Georgia is “supposed to be a lighthearted novelty about a fiddling contest between a country boy and the devil and the devil always loses.” However, after seeing that the Devil “very often wins” in GH III he is not happy.

I want any of you parents out there whose children have this game to know that I did not grant these people my permission to pervert my song and am disgusted with the result,” Daniels wrote in the latest update to his website. “I would never grant permission for some company to create a video game version of a song I wrote in which the devil wins a contest and I’m sorely disappointed with the company who owns the copyright for not policing the situation,” he comments.

He also gave his own opinion of the game on his site, commenting that it has “a dark side complete with grotesque monsters on stage with the band, strange, eerie lighting effects and all manner of weird things popping up on the stage.

Wow, that summary is much better than our review, which you can of course read here if you want!