Courtney Love Threatens Guitar Hero
2009-09-11 by Vegeta of Nazareth | 55 Comments

Hole frontwoman Courtney Love 'tweeted' a rant about her late husband Kurt Cobain's usage in Activision's Guitar Hero 5, threatening to sue. The following rant comes from her Twitter account on the night of September 9th and isn't for the gramatically sensitive:

"FOR THE RECORD I DID NOT APPROVE KURTS AVATAR FOR GUYITARHERO5. {I} think Kurt would despise this game alone let alone this avatar.
"Disgusted? Welcome to my NIGHTMARE. {Y}eah we{'}ll sue {A}ctivision this is disgusting.
"{W}e have NOTHING to do with this{.}(I)t was presented to me and {I} said "show me a better avataR" TO DRAG MY HEELS. {N}ever did {I} intend on allowing GUITARHERO for me or for Kurt{.} {I} am NOT {Y}oko fucking Ono no of{f}ense to her, but {I} am a different person entirely and this is insane."


Love then continues to accuse former Nirvana member David Grohl for the 'abomination' - though both Grohl and Novoselic publically stated their disapproval: "It’s hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists’ music alongside cartoon characters. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better."

Kurt's appearance in Guitar Hero has been known for about 2 weeks by this point. Many screen shots are scattered online.
Activision replied to Love's frantic fuss and possible charges: "Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain's likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero® 5."
Activision then later states that Love was entirely responsible for the appearance: "Courtney supplied us with photos and videos and knew exactly what she wanted Kurt to look like. She picked the wardrobe and hair style, which turned out to be the ‘Teen Spirit’ look, then we went back and forth over changes — some subtle, some not so subtle… She was actually great to work with. She got back with comments pretty quickly.”


Grohl and Novoselic's full disapproval statement:
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/09/10/grohl-novoselic-didnt-approve-cobains-guitar-hero-avatar/

Watch Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpkiFe6lFHs

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Band Page: Courtney Love

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botb
September 11th 2009

9655 Comments


translation of her tweet :

"DOES ANYONE STILL LIKE ME?! AM I STILL RELEVANT IN ANY WAY?! GUYS!?!"

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 11th 2009

16315 Comments


Fuck Courtney Love and her inability to spell properly.

FadeToBlack
September 11th 2009

10926 Comments


who cares, they both suck

bloc
September 11th 2009

34780 Comments


DQ!

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Titan50
September 11th 2009

4588 Comments


'sup fucking attention whore

KVogel
September 11th 2009

44 Comments


i hate her

Demonicgman
September 11th 2009

417 Comments


she just wants some more cocaine. maybe some heroin, gotta read between the lines of her message.
"Disgusted? Welcome to my NIGHTMARE."= "I DO COCAINE!!"
Just part of the translation.

cirq
September 11th 2009

9263 Comments


Gahddamn she's hot!

Nikkolae
September 11th 2009

4841 Comments


i read her whole statement and i still dont get what the hell she meant to say....

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AmericnZero02
September 11th 2009

3338 Comments


it's just a video game....chill the f**k out.

myhigherpie
September 11th 2009

3027 Comments


ugh. there's something about her that I find absolutely revolting.

fromtheinside
September 11th 2009

18097 Comments


wtf did she even say?

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Prophet178
September 11th 2009

6397 Comments


She is threating to sue Activision for putting Kurt in the game without her permission, even though the estate cleared it. She is just an over dramatic bitch.

ordos
September 11th 2009

14 Comments


reminds me of someone i know

Chewie
September 11th 2009

4531 Comments


well I don't know about Courtney approving his usage at the start, but good for her for getting pissed. Putting Kurt Cobain in a Guitar Hero game is fucked up, he'll roll in his grave if he is actually put in it.

Romulus
September 11th 2009

8423 Comments


Somebody needs a hug.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
September 11th 2009

17920 Comments


nah he won't cuz he's dead

igloodude
September 11th 2009

398 Comments


LOLLOLLOL

Chewie
September 11th 2009

4531 Comments


lol

Lions
September 12th 2009

1015 Comments


this gave me a laugh. the bitch is out of her damn mind.

Captain North
September 12th 2009

6784 Comments


The rendering of him is pretty fucking excellent as well.

Jim
September 12th 2009

5110 Comments


guitar hero isn't the end of the world as so many elitist douches claim. if you don't like it, don't play it

and courtney love is a drug-fucked loser

The Sludge
September 12th 2009

2169 Comments


After watching the video of Kurt performing Bon Jovi, I laughed my fucking ass off.

Playing as Kurt will be the coolest thing ever, for all the wrong reasons.

BSX
September 12th 2009

1633 Comments


LOL

Only in America

Faint7
September 12th 2009

252 Comments


Courtney Love is fucking stupid.

fromtheinside
September 12th 2009

18097 Comments


i'm not seeing the big deal in this though.
its an effin game for petes sake.

MacWeener
September 12th 2009

288 Comments


stfu hoe

MIRAI87
September 12th 2009

249 Comments


Free Frances Bean.

Phantom
September 12th 2009

8930 Comments


so the letters in brackets were missed out by this trainwreck and have been added or is that just part of her crazy writing style?

Jim
September 12th 2009

5110 Comments


the author probably couldn't be bothered writing (sic) every few syllables

Fxxkit13
September 12th 2009

1559 Comments



"who cares, they both suck"



sooooooooooo true

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
September 12th 2009

15019 Comments


it's funny how you guys are like 'wtf why is she flipping a shit it's not a big deal' and then youre all flipping a shit about her reaction 'OMG I HATE HER WAT A BITCH !!!!!'


youre all idiots etc.

FadeToBlack
September 12th 2009

10926 Comments


wut

bloc
September 12th 2009

34780 Comments


djlethal doesn't know what he's talking about.

Boognish
September 12th 2009

1003 Comments


Guitar hero is trash, consider this a public service

nebg11
September 12th 2009

25 Comments


worthless whore

LepreCon
September 12th 2009

3992 Comments


she's super-cereal guyz

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Yazz_Flute
September 12th 2009

18770 Comments


Gahddamn she's hot!


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PietroCrespi
September 12th 2009

105 Comments


She wants a better version of Kurt? What? Real archived video?

AggravatedYeti
September 12th 2009

7684 Comments


If you read the rest of her poor excuses for twitter "posts" she clearly is having some 'mortgage discrepancies' pretty much constantly during the time prior to the release of guitar hero. When of course Kurt's *real* estate (which she sold the rights to...) was approving the use of his image. So overly convenient time to start getting pissed and threatening law suits -- chick needs to cash in for some more of that nose gold.

AggravatedYeti
September 12th 2009

7684 Comments


also, it's a video game, stfu, if Cobain didn't whine so much when he was alive maybe he'd see the fun in it.

lessthanthree
September 12th 2009

34 Comments


she's a cunt

fromtheinside
September 12th 2009

18097 Comments


this is all apart of the roswell conspiracy i'm pretty sure.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
September 12th 2009

7023 Comments


what a stupid human being

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Unskathed123
September 12th 2009

368 Comments


I'm still confused why Kurt Cobain is in a game called GUITAR Hero.

Prophet178
September 12th 2009

6397 Comments


They did models for the whole band actually. And since Guitar Hero: World Tour, every instrument and vocals have been playable.

Carnifex
September 12th 2009

1918 Comments


Guitar Hero and Rock Band are so bad, seriously. Why do people over the age of 9 even bother with these games?

KTV
September 12th 2009

760 Comments


they tickle my fancy, blow me

Carnifex
September 12th 2009

1918 Comments


Lol I don't see why when gaming has progressed so far, why people would bother with rhythm games.

Prophet178
September 12th 2009

6397 Comments


Yeah, I think they are pretty fun, even though I play bass for real. It's a game first and foremost.

Asiatic667
September 12th 2009

4648 Comments


I think she's just jealous. Probably there isn't any HOLE songs on the new guitar hero.
Anyway, it's time she accepts that she didn't and doesn't OWN kurt cobain. he was his own person - he chose to be a public icon, so how is the choice hers?

BrahTheSunGod
September 13th 2009

1279 Comments


"I'm still confused why Kurt Cobain is in a game called GUITAR Hero."

This

The Sludge
September 13th 2009

2169 Comments


So, I'd nail Courtney if I had the chance. Seems like a crazy fuck.

MUNGOLOID
September 14th 2009

4290 Comments


oh idk anonymous maybe because rhythm games, are you with me, can read my words clearly? ARE FUCKING FUN! is it that hard to believe that a video game made for the purpose of having fun is actually fun?

BrahTheSunGod
September 15th 2009

1279 Comments


Haha i agree, they are fun, but as a guitarist it drives me nuts when people pull this maneuver-
"oh, I love (insert song here), I can play it!"
"Really, that's pretty good!" (Thinking he meant on real guitar)
"Yea, I can get blah percent on expert..."
"!*(#^&%$*@^#%$&*."



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