Feeds

Axl Rose sues Activision

Welcome to the courtroom

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Guns N' Roses frontman W Axl Rose is attempting to sue Activision over the inclusion of Welcome to the Jungle in Guitar Hero III.

Rose has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the games publisher, according to Reuters,

It turns out, the singer did give permission for Activision to use the song, but only under condition that British-born ex-GnR member Saul Hudson - aka Slash - and his band Velvet Revolver didn't feature in the game.

According to Axl, Activision not only failed to honour this request, but enforced an association between Slash and his former bandmate's band.

Guitar Hero III

Going for a Slash

Rose claims he was aware that cover art featured the shaggy-haired, top-hatted axeman, but was assured by Activision his inclusion was for trade show purposes only.

The bandana'd vocalist also reckons his song Sweet Child O' Mine was used in online promotion for GH III, despite only being licensed for GH II.

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

Activision has yet to comment on the matter. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion
Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
Stylish Googlephones for not-so-deep pockets
What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
You fought hard and you saved and earned. But all of it's going to burn...
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.