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Courtney Love to sue Activision over Kurt Cobain character

http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/p...racter/1352459

Some people have found Kurt Cobain's posthumous appearance in Guitar Hero 5 a little unsettling -- including his widow, Courtney Love.

In a Twitter tirade for the ages, the former Hole frontwoman announced plans to sue Guitar Hero 5 publisher Activision over the way her late husband was represented in the game, reports The Guardian.

"For the record this Guitar Hero [expletive] is breach of contract on a Bullys part and there will be a proper addressing of this and retraction," she posted on her Twitter account. "WE are going to sue the [expletive] out of ACtivision we being the Trust the Estate the LLC the various LLCs Cobain Enterprises."

Cobain appears as one of five exclusive in-game artists in Guitar Hero 5, joining the likes of Carlos Santana and Johnny Cash as playable characters.

In particular, Love is incensed over the look of Cobain's avatar, which can be used by gamers to play non-Nirvana songs with Cobain lip-synching along. Love insisted she "never signed off on the avatar, let alone this [expletive] feature" and that "there's been four breaches of a very strict contract."

However, according to Activision vice president Tim Riley, working with Love was smooth and easy.

"Courtney supplied us with photos and videos," he told The Guardian. "She picked the wardrobe and hairstyle, which turned out to be the 'Teen Spirit' look, then we went back and forth over changes some subtle, some not so subtle."

But Love simply doesn't agree. From her Twitter feed:

"We have NOTHING to do with this it was presented to me and oi said "show me a better avataR" TO DRAG MY HEELS., never did i intend on allowing GUITARHERO for me or for Kurt i am NOT yoko [expletive] Ono no ofense to her, but i am a different person entirely and this is insane."

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Courtney was probably easy to work with at the time because she was probably so doped up she doesn't remember what she agreed to. I hope Activision has their ass covered and puts the leaching tramp back under the rock she crawled out of.

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Courtney was probably easy to work with at the time because she was probably so doped up she doesn't remember what she agreed to. I hope Activision has their ass covered and puts the leaching tramp back under the rock she crawled out of.
Same here. I would think it would be up to the daughter at this point, isn't she over 18 now? They have proven that he was getting ready to divorce her trampy ass.


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avatar have a gunshot wound or something? If not, shut the fuck up and go back to counting all the loot you've made off your dead husband you dirty old coont.

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Ha! I suppose you didn't read about Activision actually producing the sign off on his image by Courtney Love dated during the development stage.

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i wonder if you have to unlock a special feature in gh5 and once you do you can play heroin hero with cobain

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look unless it unlocks a mini game called "Grunge Hunter the Revenge" then she needs to STFU.
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look unless it unlocks a mini game called "Grunge Hunter the Revenge" then she needs to STFU.
even if that were the case she needs to stfu.

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even if that were the case she needs to stfu.
agreed court imposed vow of silence.
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Activision should make a followup one called "Courtroom Cunt" and have the theme be a widow who goes on being the worthless piece of shit that she is, but using her dead husband's money to fund it...

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extra points for sampling your husband's material to supplement your own shitty band.
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