Axl Rose Suing Activision Over Guitar Hero
Axl Rose is suing Activision, the makers of the popular game Guitar Hero, for over $20 million (US).
Rsoe filed the lawsuit on Tuesday with the Los Angeles Superior Court where he claims that Activision "fraudulently induced" him into authorising the band's hit 'Welcome to the Jungle' for 'Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock'. Rose says he was promised that the game wouldn't reference former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.
The lawsuit claims "(Activision Blizzard) began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and VR (Velvet Revolver) prominently in GH III, but also promote the game by emphasising and reinforcing an association between Slash and Guns N' Roses and the band's song Welcome to the Jungle."
Rose's lawyere stated Skip Miller "This lawsuit is about protecting Guns N' Roses and Welcome to the Jungle, and is about holding Activision accountable for its misuse of these incredibly valuable assets. The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages."