Tavis: Thank you. What do you make of this Guitar Hero?
Prince: Oh. (Laughs.) Well, I ain’t mad at them. I hear it made, like, $2 billion and they came to us and offered us a very small portion of that. But I just think it’s more important that kids learn how to actually play the guitar. It’s a tough instrument — it’s not easy. It took me a long time, and it was frustrating at first. And you just have to stick with it, and it’s cool for people who don’t have time to learn the chords or ain’t interested in it, but to play music is one of the greatest things.
To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would — I don’t know, I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.
In other words, Prince turned down Activision; he doesn’t have any desire to appear in any rhythm games in the near future.
Great interview though, and you might want to start from Part 1.