Stars support Love as Guitar Hero rage continues

September 11, 2009 by Daniel Gillespie  

Nirvana story

Yesterday, we reported that Courtney Love, former wife of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was suing Activision for the appearance of the musician in Guitar Hero 5.

But there have been some radical new developments today, with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, Cobain’s Nirvana bandmates, adding to Love’s accusations.

In a joint statement, the pair stated:

We want people to know that we are dismayed and very disappointed in the way a facsimile of Kurt is used in the Guitar Hero game.

While we were aware of Kurt’s image being used with two Nirvana songs, we didn’t know players have the ability to unlock the character. This feature allows the character to be used with any kind of song the player wants. We urge Activision to do the right thing in “re-locking” Kurt’s character so that this won’t continue in the future.

It’s hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists’ music alongside cartoon characters.

With the game being released in Europe today, expect this one to run, folks.


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