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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BloodTears - 25.11.2010 at 16:20  
Who cares? ahah
Vombatus - 25.11.2010 at 16:26  
Yeah, he really needs that money
Jiri - 25.11.2010 at 16:27  
I don't blame Axl. They screwed him up the butt!
vezzy - 25.11.2010 at 16:33  
Wait... Guitar Hero 3?

That game came out three years ago.


(didn't read last sentence)

Yeah, this is ridiculous.
Valentin B - 25.11.2010 at 16:36  
Screw Axl.

on the other hand, BEST DRAMA AWARD ALERT!!
Lit. - 25.11.2010 at 16:51  
I'm actually hoping he'll win.
Guitar Hero sucks donkey dick.
Dargor - 25.11.2010 at 16:54  
I knew Axl was an asshole but now I know he's a huge asshole.
Baz Anderson - 25.11.2010 at 17:02  
They broke the contract, so sue them. Seems fair to me.
Doc Godin - 25.11.2010 at 17:25  
Lol.

I'm really happy he's suing anything/anyone to do with ticketmaster though, more people should do that. Seriously, fuck that company.
Mikyz - 25.11.2010 at 18:21  
I'd sue them to, I mean if he can get a shitload of money by doing it, he has no reason not to.
Prisoner - 25.11.2010 at 18:21  
It would be funny if someone would make a website for people to donate money to Axl rose so he would drop this stupid lawsuit!LOL
necrovamp - 25.11.2010 at 18:37  
Hahahahaha what a dick.
Panterica - 25.11.2010 at 18:44  
Written by Valentin B on 25.11.2010 at 16:36

Screw Axl.

on the other hand, BEST DRAMA AWARD ALERT!!


Totally agreed.
Hugoj33 - 25.11.2010 at 19:08  
Axl clown
Derelict Earth - 25.11.2010 at 19:34  
What a fucking loser ...
Daggon - 25.11.2010 at 19:56  
This made my day hahahaha specially the last sentence
Culty - 25.11.2010 at 20:01  
Written by Baz Anderson on 25.11.2010 at 17:02

They broke the contract, so sue them. Seems fair to me.


Yeah, I agree. Even though it seems rather silly. lol
silenius - 25.11.2010 at 20:10  
Cant someone just put a bullet in his head? worthless pile of poop
InnerSelf - 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
Xim - 25.11.2010 at 20:22  
Axel is a douche. 'Nuff said.
AyΣm - 25.11.2010 at 20:43  
Written by Dargor on 25.11.2010 at 16:54

I knew Axl was an asshole but now I know he's a huge asshole.

Excellent!!!
Thanntos - 25.11.2010 at 22:18  
What a douche-nozzle.
The Shape 1973 - 25.11.2010 at 23:02  
Oh shit. My ipod played a Guns N' Roses track and then on shuffle played a VR track straight after. I'm fucked.
Black Conundrum - 26.11.2010 at 01:39  
Well, this suit did come a little late. While Axl is not the most favorable being around, the contract does appear to be broken, and it appears to be a reasonable complaint.

By the way, I didn't know that Axl and Slash were enemies, although Slash had left Guns n Roses a while back.
AngelofDeth - 26.11.2010 at 01:49  
I hate Axl.
Vitriolic Hate - 26.11.2010 at 13:50  
Written by AngelofDeth on 26.11.2010 at 01:49

I hate Axl.

+1
Marcel Hubregtse - 26.11.2010 at 14:22  
Although Axl is a moronic dickhead he is totally right here, apparently, cause this is breach of contract.
But suing them for 20 million is of course totally pathetic. He should have told them to remove either GnR songs are those crappy VR ones.
Captain Obvious - 26.11.2010 at 17:11  
Wow, that's a ginger for you
tea[m]ster - 26.11.2010 at 19:40  
The only problem I have with this (besides Axl being a complete douche) is why wait 3 years?
Captain Obvious - 26.11.2010 at 20:47  
His hatred for Slash has gotten intense to the point of it being laughable, seriously, if Lars and Dave Mustaine can kiss & make up, why can't they?
Kap'N Korrupt - 26.11.2010 at 21:10  
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...
SATANSCHAMBER666 - 27.11.2010 at 02:48  
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
Dark Blood - 27.11.2010 at 10:39  
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...
Angelic Storm - 27.11.2010 at 15:44  
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...
RavenKing - 27.11.2010 at 16:59  
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.
Varegan - 27.11.2010 at 22:26  
After 3 years!!! he's jus in serious need of money! worse than chainsaw cunt drama
Doc Godin - 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.
InnerSelf - 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
Doc Godin - 29.11.2010 at 03:16  
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.
Syk - 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...
tea[m]ster - 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.
RavenKing - 06.12.2010 at 01:06  
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.
Boxcar Willy - 16.12.2010 at 21:15  
LMAO
bandido - 20.12.2010 at 16:32  
Axl is such a freakin' asshole! Slash rocks!
nasmith - 02.04.2013 at 20:10  
Axl Rose is a faggot.

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