Sure, the story of a rocker dropping out of school in order to pursue a career in, uh, rocking, is one we've heard told plenty of times. Famous musicians have admitted to dropping out, including Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger. It comes with the territory, we suppose. And now, it would seem, the lifestyle is being attributed to fake rockers, thanks to the parents of one Guitar Hero player.

Blake Peebles is a 16 year old kid from Raleigh, North Carolina. Having done well in local tournaments, his parents are apparently fine with him quitting school. That's not to say he's without any education, as his parents pay for private tutors. With so few professional gamers out there that make enough money to live comfortably on, some would say it's a big gamble to let junior quit school to concentrate on gaming like this. But hey, what do we know? We're only lowly bloggers, after all.

[Via Go Nintendo]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.