Axl Rose Suing Activision for $20 Million

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Axl Rose Suing Activision for $20 Million
Publisher allegedly broke agreement not to include Slash.
November 23, 2010

Guns 'N Roses frontman Axl Rose filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard today claiming the company violated a deal by using imagery of guitarist Saul Hudson (aka Slash) while also including the band's hit song "Welcome to the Jungle" in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

According to Reuters, Activision "fraudulently induced" Rose by authorizing use of the song and told him they would not make reference "to the former GNR member or his subsequent band Velvet Revolver" in Guitar Hero III. Rose would later discover "an animated depiction of Slash, with his signature black top hat, long dark curly hair, dark sunglasses and nose-piercing" was featured on the box.

He also said the song "Sweet Child 'O Mine" was used in an online promotion for Guitar Hero III while only being licensed 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 told Reuters. "The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages."

Rose is seeking $20 million in damages from sales of the Guitar Hero III. Activision has not responded to requests for comment.
 

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As far as I know, the rights to all the AFD, UYI, and Spaghetti Incident material reside with Slash, Axl, and Duff. There shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Disgorgement now I say !............Skip ?
 

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everything's a lawsuit these days!
 

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I have finally figured out to get rich and famous, I star in a reality show where I sue everybody for BS reasons.
 

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crazy? why, because he wants money for what belongs to him?? then i know lots of craazy basterds!

Thinking more of a slight twist on the lyrics to 'You're Crazy'.

I do think he gets stranger though, I dont understand his shennanigans whilst in the UK this year, depriving his fans of his music by deliberatly coming on to stage late aint cool.

That said I havent been a fan since the unbeatable AFD :)
 

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yeah but its still his too.









and if he wants money then good for him... theres nothing else to say.

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Why doesn't he try writing and performing some new, good, material to earn some money instead of milking Appetite for every cent. It's not like he's in danger of going homeless anytime soon.
 

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I have finally figured out to get rich and famous, I star in a reality show where I sue everybody for BS reasons.

You could also sell a book and claim you thought the buyer wasn't gonna read it. LOL
 

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Thinking more of a slight twist on the lyrics to 'You're Crazy'.

I do think he gets stranger though, I dont understand his shennanigans whilst in the UK this year, depriving his fans of his music by deliberatly coming on to stage late aint cool.

That said I havent been a fan since the unbeatable AFD :)

hes always been late. hes always been weird too. he hasnt changed at all:laugh2:
 

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