Courtney Love to Exact her Revenge on Activision

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Guitar Hero 5 is available to our friends in the northern Hemisphere – and there’s been a lot of controversy over the way that the unlockable deceased musicians in the game, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash, have been handled. Forgoing the reverence and respect employed by Harmonix with their digital recreation of The Beatles, Neversoft’s execution has been tawdry, gaudy and in general poor taste.

People are pissed. Included in those people is Cobain’s widow Courtney Love – who now intends to sue Activision. According to Love “We are going to sue the shit out of Activision; ‘we’ being the Trust, the Estate, the LLC, the various LLCs, Cobain Enterprises … For the record, this Guitar Hero sh*t is breach of contract on a bully’s part and there will be a proper addressing of this and retraction."

She seems to have forgotten though that she signed off on the rights for Activision to use Cobain’s image. Well, either she’s forgotten she signed it off or she was too busy being a crackwh*re.

Hit the Jump to see what has people so infuriated.

You stay classy, Activision.

Last Updated: September 10, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Oh goodness, what have they done? Kuto Cobain actually looks happy!?

  • errr… Kurt lol. Im sure Courtney cant stand the sight of it

  • Q121

    I am confused…… What are people finding “dis-tasteful”?

    The fact that he is in the game…. Or the fact that he is singing a Bon Jovi song {Puke} ???

  • “Yeeeeeeeeah Boyyyyyy”

  • Q121

    I just watched the whole video


    Wow….. i can imagine she thought that it would be ike a lounge sesion he did with MTV…. not this….


  • easy

    thats is just wrong… so wrong

  • I must say, having him rap and shit is actually quite strange.

  • Whoever was in charge of ensuring his likeness ws true and accurate should be shot through the heart.

    I understand where Courtney is coming from but she should have insisted on seeing the final product before shipping to make sure it was accurate. There isn’t much that can be done now.

  • janrik

    Yeah he looks nothing like KC… the avatar still have a face to begin with… :devil:

    Having said that. When you unlock him, he does do a nice entrance sings ‘smell like teen spirit”.

    Made me happy. I use friend avatars for the rest of the band anyway.

  • Puppystuffer

    Firstly [email protected]#res are people too, but secondly and more importantly, Is kurt any real kind of draw card anyway? Also I’m suprissed it was ever agreed to in the first place, tool obviously saw this coming with GHWT hence they made sure not only that their songs used in the game had specific backrounds and video but they didnt eben have their likeness’s in the game at all. It almost screams of “oops maybe we rushed this a bit”

  • easy

    many people in my generation would strongly disagree!

    kurt was the man.

  • HannaMONTANA4eva

    Who’s Kurt Kobain?

  • TinyTim

    What the hell is this? Seriously? What the hell? I am not buying this crap. This is just absolutely wrong!! WRONG ON SOME MANY LEVELS!! What next Kurt singing Abba tunes? Kurt singing Kanye West songs?

    HannaMontana4eva? You’re kidding me right?

  • TinyTim

    *shudder* I really need to get a drink now. That has just put me in a bad mood.

  • HannaMONTANA4eva

    Uhm, who is this Kurt person?

  • Your multiple personalities are showing. :whistle:

  • TinyTim

    and it’s KURT COBAIN you silly child!!! Not KOBAIN!!!

  • 40insanefrogs

    Yeeaahhh Boooyyy!!!
    Now… that’s something you wouldn’t expect; Kurt Cobain rapping? I don’t think I share your anger Tim, after all couldn’t we unlock Jimi Hendrix in World Tour?

  • 40insanefrogs

    Back in the 90s, when we were still teenagers, there was a band called Nirvana. Kurt spoke to us in a similar fashion as some of your emo bands do today. Teenage angst etc.

    It was a good time to be young. 😎

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