Have video-game makers no respect for rock 'n' roll? First, they put Kurt Cobain into Guitar Hero 5. Now, they've gotten to David Bowie and Iggy Pop. Two of rock's counter-culture kings are now being portrayed in Lego Rock Band. Yes, Lego has made a shirtless Iggy who performs on screen as you play along. I guess it's not that surprising Iggy sold out, considering his songs "Wild One" and "Lust for Life" seem to be the soundtrack for every ad, and the man himself has appeared in a U.K. insurance campaign. However, the wildly lame Bowie avatar (shown above, based on his preppy "Let's Dance" phase) is really too much. At the very least, why not pick his Ziggy Stardust incarnation? The game's producers promise more rock heroes will be featured in the game, which comes out this holiday season. I'm pulling for Sid Vicious, Marilyn Manson and Slipknot.
—Posted by Kenneth Hein