The band’s frontman Chad Kroeger says young people are more interested in playing music simulation games than learning real instruments.
He told MTV: "I feel like there's not enough rock bands out there, especially when we go on the road.
"It's tough to find other bands out there, because either they're making a record, or they just got done touring. So kids, start rock bands. Set down the 'Guitar Hero,' learn how to play an actual guitar and start a band, because it's hard to find more bands to put a solid rock and roll package together, to get out there."