Axl Rose - Is Suing Guitar Hero


Eager to become the talk of every music fans' Thanksgiving dinner today, Axl Rose has just issued his most insane lawsuit yet, suing "Guitar Hero" makers Activision for $20 million for featuring Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

Axl initially signed off on "Welcome to the Jungle" being used in the game, but on one condition: do not put any music by Velvet Revolver, which boasts guitarist Slash (Rose's former bandmate and mortal enemy) in the game. Well, not only did "Guitar Hero III" offer a bunch of Velvet Revolver songs, they crowned Slash the game's spokesperson, featured him on the game's cover and made him a playable avatar. Cue Axl's lawsuit.




"[Activision] began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and VR prominently in GH III but also promote the game by emphasizing and reinforcing an association between Slash and Guns N' Roses and the band's song "Welcome to the Jungle", "Rose's lawyer Skip Miller writes in the $20 million suit. Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" featured in Guitar Hero II, and "Shackler's Revenge" from Axl's long-awaited Chinese Democracy actually debuted as a game-ending challenge in Rock Band 2, so Rose isn't opposed to the use of his songs in music video games. This comes down to, once again, Rose's undying hatred of Slash.

"There's zero possibility of me having anything to do with Slash other than by ambush, and that wouldn't be pretty," Rose said in 2009. "In a nutshell, personally I consider him a cancer and better removed, avoided." Rose also sued his former manager Irving Azoff, the CEO of Live Nation Ticketmaster, accusing Azoff of conspiring to assemble a Guns N' Roses reunion tour that included Slash. That legal tiff is likely the reason why Axl's GNR hasn't toured the U.S. on its Chinese Democracy trek (although a February tour is rumored).

Funny detail: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was already released 3 years ago.

Source: new.music.yahoo.com
Band profile: Guns N' Roses
 
Posted: 25.11.2010 by LeChron James


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26.11.2010 - 21:10
Kap'N Korrupt
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Axl Rose really is an asshole eh? There's no GnR without Slash anyway...I can't beleive that Axl is quoted as saying that he would ambush Slash and called him a cancer...you just don't do shit like that...and it isn't fucking up to Axl to dictate to then about Velvet Revolver songs...I mean, if he's that fucking anal than I personally would never have dealt with him...Axl Rose reminds me of Yosemite Sam...a hair-trigged temper and an intense hatred of...well, not rabbits, but Slash...he has an archenemy: SLASH...
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27.11.2010 - 02:48
SATANSCHAMBER666
I knew Axl was an asshole already but this just makes him a bigger one and the game came out like 3 years ago anyway douche
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27.11.2010 - 10:39
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Lol. This is stupid. As I was reading this, I was thinking: "Guitar Hero III?... but how long ago was that released...?" Then I read the 'Funny detail' and I laughed. Yeah... 3 years ago...
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27.11.2010 - 15:44
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Axl is an amazing songwriter, but he's also a complete moron. lol If the details are correct, then I guess technically he's within his rights to sue. I still think its a really pathetic reason to do so though...
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27.11.2010 - 16:59
RavenKing
Poor Axl... It's a pity drugs cost so much.
This moron would do a huge favor to mankind by hanging himself. Pathetic old has-been full of himself.
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27.11.2010 - 22:26
Varegan
Hamranakara
After 3 years!!! he's jus in serious need of money! worse than chainsaw cunt drama
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27.11.2010 - 23:08
Doc Godin
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Written by InnerSelf on 25.11.2010 at 20:14

This years Drama Award nominees are shaping up very well
1.chainsaw cunt
2.Iron Maiden
3.Axl Rose

what a year

Chainsaw Cunt won't be a nominee.
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28.11.2010 - 17:38
InnerSelf
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Written by Doc Godin on 27.11.2010 at 23:08

Written by InnerSelf on 25.11.2010 at 20:14

This years Drama Award nominees are shaping up very well
1.chainsaw cunt
2.Iron Maiden
3.Axl Rose

what a year

Chainsaw Cunt won't be a nominee.


I guess it is too offensive, or you just don't want to give the man recognition
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29.11.2010 - 03:16
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
Written by InnerSelf on 28.11.2010 at 17:38

Written by Doc Godin on 27.11.2010 at 23:08

Written by InnerSelf on 25.11.2010 at 20:14

This years Drama Award nominees are shaping up very well
1.chainsaw cunt
2.Iron Maiden
3.Axl Rose

what a year

Chainsaw Cunt won't be a nominee.


I guess it is too offensive, or you just don't want to give the man recognition

Mostly the second reason. But more importantly, a no-name band that can't take criticism and decides to get their friends to troll on a forum isn't really noteworthy.
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03.12.2010 - 17:41
Syk
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Written by tea[m]ster on 26.11.2010 at 19:40
The only problem I have with this (besides Axl being a complete douche) is why wait 3 years?
I guess it really must be the money, and quite possibly the stupid drugs others have already mentioned. I don't know why else my local news would report tonight on a GNR gig in Australia, where half the crowd walked out cos he was miming - after turning up, on the night, two hours late... ...drugs suck almost as much as Axl...
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04.12.2010 - 21:06
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Syk on 03.12.2010 at 17:41

Written by tea[m]ster on 26.11.2010 at 19:40
The only problem I have with this (besides Axl being a complete douche) is why wait 3 years?
I guess it really must be the money, and quite possibly the stupid drugs others have already mentioned. I don't know why else my local news would report tonight on a GNR gig in Australia, where half the crowd walked out cos he was miming - after turning up, on the night, two hours late... ...drugs suck almost as much as Axl...


wow, talk about the bottom of the frickin' barrel, sounds like he needs an intervention.
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06.12.2010 - 01:06
RavenKing
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.12.2010 at 21:06

Written by Syk on 03.12.2010 at 17:41

Written by tea[m]ster on 26.11.2010 at 19:40
The only problem I have with this (besides Axl being a complete douche) is why wait 3 years?
I guess it really must be the money, and quite possibly the stupid drugs others have already mentioned. I don't know why else my local news would report tonight on a GNR gig in Australia, where half the crowd walked out cos he was miming - after turning up, on the night, two hours late... ...drugs suck almost as much as Axl...


wow, talk about the bottom of the frickin' barrel, sounds like he needs an intervention.


Sounds like he doesn't have many brain cells left after so many years of drug abuse.
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16.12.2010 - 21:15
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
LMAO
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20.12.2010 - 16:32
bandido
Axl is such a freakin' asshole! Slash rocks!
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02.04.2013 - 20:10
nasmith
Axl Rose is a faggot.
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