Guns 'N Roses Sueing Activision for $20M

Guns N' Roses front man, Axl Rose filed a law suit against Activision on Tuesday for their characterization of former Guns N' Roses guitarist, Saul Hudson aka Slash.

Rose claims that Activision broke their agreement by including both Slash and the band's hit song "Welcome to the Jungle". He states that in purchasing the rights to the song, Activision agreed not to make reference to Slash or his new band, Velvet Revolver; however, Rose later found a character on the cover of the game that resembles Slash with his signature black top hat, long curly hair, sunglasses and nose piercing.

In addition to including Slash, Activision also used the Guns N' Roses song, "Sweet Child O' Mine" in an online advertisement for Guitar Hero III, while only purchasing a license for Guitar Hero II.

"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," Rose's lawyer Skip Miller said. "The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages." 

Rose is seeking $20 million from Activision for their alleged negligence.

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  • gurbouraWhen is Axl going to die?


    he died about same time as Metallica, U2, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and few others stopped caring about the fans, disregarded digital age, and became license sellout....
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  • festerovicWhy can't MUSICIANS just worry about MUSIC?

    They did... then along came lawyers...
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  • If they agreed not to do that, then Axl has a point. And no, this isn't about copyright or anything else, this is purely about a violation of contract between the two parties.

    Still, I'm surprised Axl is so upset about Slash. I thought he was willing to share his free Dr. Pepper with Slash, makes it strange he's so upset about a Slash playable-character.
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  • When is Axl going to die?
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  • If they agreed not to do that, then Axl has a point. And no, this isn't about copyright or anything else, this is purely about a violation of contract between the two parties.

    Still, I'm surprised Axl is so upset about Slash. I thought he was willing to share his free Dr. Pepper with Slash, makes it strange he's so upset about a Slash playable-character.
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  • I hope he gets 200M from Activision, they need to go to hell
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