Axl Rose sues Guitar Hero
2010-11-24 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 111 Comments

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has filed a $20 million lawsuit against video game company Activision, creators of the Guitar Hero franchise.

Rose alleges that Activision violated an agreement made in exchange for permission to use the band's hit 'Welcome to the Jungle' in Guitar Hero III. Rose alleges that Activision had agreed to refrain from using any image of guitarist Slash and his post-Guns N' Roses band Velvet Revolver in exchange for a license to use the track.

"[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'," court documents state.

The documents have been published at Hollywood gossip site Radaronline.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/11/exclusive-court-documents-axl-rose-suing-guitar-hero-makers

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Matte
November 24th 2010

534 Comments


Guy is the biggest douche nozzle.

FatChickIrl
November 24th 2010

4096 Comments


seriously what an attention whore.

Ticondaroga
November 24th 2010

231 Comments


ya i second that.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2010

17197 Comments


ROFL

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2010

1981 Comments


Slash? In Guns 'N' Roses? Clearly, this has never happened.

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Hep Kat
November 24th 2010

15006 Comments


gotta recoup the money he lost finishing chinese democracy somehow

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Jebull
November 24th 2010

1340 Comments


LMAO

tables
November 24th 2010

125 Comments


And he failed to ever see a picture of the games cover this entire time.

Hep Kat
November 24th 2010

15006 Comments


activision should just pay it so this goes away



theyre gonna make $583245834243728941283hfje3829 on the new warcraft expansion in 2 weeks anyway

SCREAMorphine
November 24th 2010

1751 Comments


LOL

Yazz_Flute
November 24th 2010

18764 Comments


wait what

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Josh D.
November 24th 2010

13967 Comments


He's not willing to keep tours going for long, so he has to get money somehow.

Burn2Burn
November 24th 2010

2378 Comments


lol

ButcheredChildren
November 24th 2010

5591 Comments


relatively new news for a relatively old game

SaveYourBreath
November 24th 2010

172 Comments


What a twat.

Dicker
November 24th 2010

147 Comments


YA GONNNAA DDDDDDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[img]http://teachyourselfhowtosing.com/Images/Axl%20Rose%20Singing.jpg[/img]

EyeForAnEye
November 24th 2010

1691 Comments


Douchier than Dave Mustaine

Josh D.
November 24th 2010

13967 Comments


Well yeah, Axl is the king of douche nozzles.

tkxxx7
November 24th 2010

6152 Comments


bitches and money

Masochist
November 24th 2010

7961 Comments


Yeah, why the fuck would he wait this long to sue Activision?

Also, as a nitpick, Activision didn't create Guitar Hero, Harmonix developed it and Red Octane published it.

Satellite
November 24th 2010

20678 Comments


he's probably the biggest piece of shit this side of fred phelps.

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Scoot
November 24th 2010

17681 Comments


douchecanoe = axl rose

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Hep Kat
November 24th 2010

15006 Comments


don't worry guys wants he writes his my dark twisted fantasy recent history tells all shall be forgiven

FatChickIrl
November 24th 2010

4096 Comments


so isnt this videogame like 5 years old?

SylentEcho
November 24th 2010

1570 Comments


hahahahahahah @ Dicker's post.

Emim
November 24th 2010

26506 Comments


WEB OF LIES

Anthracks
November 24th 2010

3670 Comments


any lawsuit against activision is fine w/ me...go axl!

EyeForAnEye
November 24th 2010

1691 Comments


This came out 5 years ago and completely forgotten about, really. Guitar Hero to Rock Band is like Myspace to Facebook.

Seems like every retard whos too lazy to actually play instruments forgot about GH in favor of RB.

On the contrary, why the fuck is Axl Rose have his panties in a bunch about how they portray a person that is not him? Wanker.

Hep Kat
November 24th 2010

15006 Comments


A WEB OF

LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!


[IMG]http://teachyourselfhowtosing.com/Images/Axl%20Rose%20Singing.jpg[/IMG]

FatChickIrl
November 24th 2010

4096 Comments


Bc hes desperate for some ez cash

Strider
November 24th 2010

4598 Comments


fucking douche...

EyeForAnEye
November 24th 2010

1691 Comments


Right, I'd be surprised if this maggot had fifty bucks on him.

Hep Kat
November 24th 2010

15006 Comments


real talk now:


Plath, what do you think about this?

Strider
November 24th 2010

4598 Comments


hez so poor

gordodustin
November 24th 2010

111 Comments


of course he's suing.....he's a douchebag and he's money hungry, always has been. dumbass

whywontyoudie
November 24th 2010

3063 Comments


how is this guy still alive? have the stds not killed him yet? there's no way he can pay for the medication.

psykonaut
November 24th 2010

3913 Comments


this is stupid as shit

Josh D.
November 24th 2010

13967 Comments


Fraggle stick car.

SmurkinGherkin
November 24th 2010

1769 Comments


only took him five years to realise slash was on the fucking cover of the game

ASberg
November 24th 2010

2161 Comments


I thought he had gone away by now.

Btw Harmonix did not make GH3, neversoft did.

Josh D.
November 24th 2010

13967 Comments


Uh oh, video game fight.

Infernis
November 24th 2010

398 Comments


I thought activision took part of the game under their wing since world tour or something. Sucks for them and proves that Axl is still a douche, but rock band is better anyways...haha.

Josh D.
November 24th 2010

13967 Comments


Fight!

Nagrarok
November 24th 2010

8169 Comments


Axl being Axl.

Josh D.
November 24th 2010

13967 Comments


Axl being asshole.

LepreCon
November 24th 2010

3593 Comments


Axl Rose has got to be the biggest troll in music

Bluue
November 24th 2010

38 Comments


3 years later.

fr33convict
November 24th 2010

11687 Comments


don't worry guys wants he writes his my dark twisted fantasy recent history tells all shall be forgiven

this is a thread so full of win.

Titan50
November 24th 2010

4588 Comments


Cunt

jcfiasco
November 24th 2010

465 Comments


axl in the headlines for being a douche...again... = zzzz

MaskAtTheMasquerade
November 24th 2010

2887 Comments


LMAO GET EM' AXL

Dogget
November 24th 2010

781 Comments


AXL ROSE used LAW SUIT!

coins scattered everywhere . . .

Ire
November 24th 2010

41749 Comments


awesome

ShadowRemains
November 24th 2010

20243 Comments


activision is pretty gay

axl rose is a gaping cunt







*tumbleweeds*

Dryden
November 24th 2010

12928 Comments


ahhahaha

drasticaction74
November 24th 2010

1720 Comments


for fucking fuckssake

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 24th 2010

23798 Comments


My series of events upon visiting the sputnikmusic homepage this fine afternoon.

1) I read the title of this article.
2) Performed a massive facepalm
3) muttered under my breath "of course he does, what a douche"
4) deleted all G n R except for like three songs on Appetite from iTunes

SoapySoap
November 24th 2010

865 Comments


GH III happened years ago.

demon of surveillance
November 24th 2010

804 Comments


this game came out on October 28th, 2007. epic fail axl

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MalcolmX
November 24th 2010

56 Comments


the dude's a complete douche

Josh D.
November 24th 2010

13967 Comments


I like for a long time today, this article on the main page is above news abotu Duff's new album news.

deathofasalesman
November 24th 2010

5811 Comments


3 years too late.

And I'm 78 posts too late.

whywontyoudie
November 24th 2010

3063 Comments


OH YEAH.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2010

15332 Comments


rose is taking the meaning of douche to new heights

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WatchItExplode
November 24th 2010

3204 Comments


this threads got it all, and all because of Axl. Be thankful such a magnificent nutjob once trod the stage and electrified millions with his falcon cries, and soulfoul piano ballads and stuff...

Wizard
November 24th 2010

19223 Comments


Guy needs to do something with his hair.

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FatChickIrl
November 24th 2010

4096 Comments


he should go bald

Makemebad35
November 24th 2010

737 Comments


Right when I saw Axl's name I knew it was something ridiculous.

ManicDemise
November 24th 2010

428 Comments


Axl just needs to die already. What a vermin in the world of music.

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Puzzles
November 24th 2010

3065 Comments


He'll probably rock up at the courtroom 3 hours late as well.

Volume4
November 24th 2010

21 Comments


maybe he bought it and their was a quarter in the case

Torii
November 24th 2010

805 Comments


Hahaha penis

Defeater
November 24th 2010

5782 Comments


Right when I saw Axl's name I knew it was something ridiculous.


I mean the shit is, fucking redicless.

psykonaut
November 24th 2010

3913 Comments


fuckin redickaliss.

Fieryfenderz
November 24th 2010

1425 Comments


This makes sense. I mean cmon guys. They let the guy who fucking wrote the guitar part to Welcome to the Jungle be featured as the guy playing the part in the game? What the fuck?? That's communism.

Dogget
November 24th 2010

781 Comments


him and courtney love should join forces since she's all butthurt about kurt cobain being featured.

I heard dave grohl was pissed about that too

G3N3R1C
November 24th 2010

1945 Comments


UYI 1 and 2 >>>>>>>>> Appetite

just sayin'.

seifer
November 25th 2010

1006 Comments


lol axel rose i think he got brain damage somehow

fr33convict
November 25th 2010

11687 Comments


G3N3RIC you suck I here by banish you from the double 3 club.

Josh D.
November 25th 2010

13967 Comments


I wanna hear you say "I remember yyyoooouuu"!

Wrong band.

botb
November 25th 2010

9539 Comments


so he is crying about a game thats been out for years and he's just getting to it? sounds like typical axl rose bullshit.

CameronSetToKill
November 25th 2010

139 Comments


Nobody cares about you Axl, nobody.

AjayStewart
November 25th 2010

73 Comments


errr late much

TRMshadow
November 25th 2010

4982 Comments


uhhhh...... isn't this a little late? I mean this is happening literally YEARS after the game's release...... did he just not notice this until now?

oh yeah, and that douchebag thing

combustion07
November 25th 2010

5334 Comments


I hate this woman

MoosechriS
November 25th 2010

4792 Comments


Axl rose = one massive cock

augustBURNSred88
November 25th 2010

109 Comments


Axl Rose is the biggest douchbag in the universe since John Edward.

LegendofPittman
November 25th 2010

2943 Comments


DOLLA DOLLA BILL YALL!

IndieOut
November 25th 2010

498 Comments


"well you know what they say, every rose has its thorn"

LOL

This is the kindof shit i come to this site every day for.




Oceans
November 25th 2010

934 Comments


Wut a fag

piggypig890
November 25th 2010

94 Comments


Haven't you guys heard that Slash is in Axl's ass?

DeafMetal
November 25th 2010

8584 Comments


More like "Reinvesting Axl Rose" amiright?

chris0987
November 25th 2010

66 Comments


i guess he ran out of money for the next g 'n' r album? gonna take 20 million and 20 years to release this time? what a failure at life

zaruyache
November 25th 2010

5883 Comments


douchewaffle.

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owl316
November 26th 2010

83 Comments


a little late to be filing a lawsuit. its been 3 years since the game came out. he's obviously desperate for some cash.

and yes, i remember in the summer of 2007 when they were hyping a "never before released Velvet Revolver track called "She Builds Quick Machines" or something like that, but then it was scratched. that game was built around Slash a lot, but just because Slash and that song were in the same game doesn't mean they were trying to link them together. Slash's song battle was a custom made song anyway

AlienWarrior75
November 26th 2010

134 Comments


Hi, my name is Axl Rose. I squandered all my money on cocaine and blow jobs and now I make my career by buying lawyers on credit to sue video game companies because I am a dismal failure and I never had any talent to begin with.

djunior
November 26th 2010

709 Comments


yeeeeaaaa.... a little late on that one douche

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MrZuckerberg
November 27th 2010

21 Comments


Uhhh...hell, I'll admit I FORGOT about GH3, I've been too busy shredding the 2112 suite on Warriors of Rock! (Go Rush!)



Gothic666manz
November 27th 2010

27 Comments


first thing that i said when i read the headline was "of course he has.."

scottyvee
November 28th 2010

68 Comments


LMFAO @ AlienWarrior75


seriously, he's going to patent the American flag because it copied the fancy design on his short shorts and sue the entire USA for stealing his idea. Seriously

anuspudding
November 28th 2010

403 Comments


LOLOLOLOLOL
FUCK axl rose man, he honestly thinks welcome to the jungle is worth $20 mill...? not even worth paying 99c for on itunes

SAW18
November 28th 2010

113 Comments


Axl Rose is a little bitch. And Guns N' Roses completely sucks and it's all cuz of him. Slash wasted his talent on that band.

Defeater
November 29th 2010

5782 Comments


welcome to the jungle is probably played 10000 times a day on the radio around the nation

it's probably worth about 20 million

anuspudding
November 29th 2010

403 Comments


yeah, probably. this means 'i like the way you lie' and 'soul sister' are probably worth about 20 mill as well. probably

MO
December 1st 2010

18250 Comments


GAH I hate Axel Rose!

Not only is he an awful singer and an egotisitcal piece of shit, but a money grabbing whore as well...oh wait that was a given, talk about after the fact on thsi one.

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Ikarus14
March 4th 2011

532 Comments


Axl's ego is the reason I hated Chinese Democracy. :L

AgentYorkMorgan
March 4th 2011

173 Comments


Asshole stole my dreads

omnipanzer
March 4th 2011

21418 Comments


Jesus, Controlling SOB much?

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Pharoh
December 8th 2011

3326 Comments


ha

KjSwantko
December 8th 2011

9054 Comments


ha [2]

Gilgamahesh
December 8th 2011

1006 Comments


Why would you resurrect this Pharoh. This was a senseless thing you did.



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