Activision Say Love Signed the Rights to Cobain Herself

September 12, 2009 by Andy Giff  

Nirvana story

In a statement issued by Activision to Kotaku, they claimed that they had all the appropriate rights to use Kurt Cobain as a playable character in Guitar Hero 5.
This is what the statement said:

“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.”

Just a couple of days ago Courtney Love was seemingly fuming about Cobain being used in the game, threatening to “sue the s**t out of Activision”.

Given Courtney Love’s history I am obliged to believe Activision. I can’t really see that they would have used his likeness without any permission at all. I wouldn’t put it past her just doing it for some attention…


One Comment on "Activision Say Love Signed the Rights to Cobain Herself"

  1. Daniel Gillespie on Sat, 12th Sep 2009 11:27 am 

    Been reading Love’s Twitter there, and I have no doubt this is purely because of one thing; money.

    One tweet said: “all sorts of shit, and even then i had no intention of doing his btw we get NO money for this, travesty, Frances gets NO money for the rape.”

    Sounds like someone didn’t realise how crap a deal they were getting…

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