Axl rose sues Guitar Hero iii makers for $20 million
Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses has filed a $20 million suit against Actavision Blizzard, the developer of video game Guitar Hero lll.
In the case filed in a Los Angeles Court , the rocker claimed that the company reneged on their agreement not to feature any imagery of Slash or make any reference to his Velvet Revolver band..
Axl said that he agreed to the video game company using the band’s hit ‘Welcome to the Jungle” if they did not refer to Slash, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Activision began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and [new band 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, the suit stated.
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, said BBC quoting Rose's lawyer Skip Miller.
Axl Rose also claimed that “Sweet Child of Mine’ was featured in promotions for a game other than the one it was meant for. The song was used in Guitar Hero ll.
Guitar Hero lll was released in 2007 and has a cartoon depiction of Slash on the covers. Slash left the band in 1996 and has done well as a solo artist and with his news band Velvet Revolver.
It is also well known that Axl Rose had a serious fall out with him and has never had anything good to say about him.