Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ex-Nirvana members upset Cobain a 'Guitar Hero 5' character

After Courtney Love tweeted about how she will sue the s--- out of Activision for allowing her late husband to be an unlockable character in the latest "Guitar Hero" installment, a statement regarding Nirvana and the likeness of the late Kurt Cobain was just released by the mighty K.C.'s former bandmates:

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. The name and likeness of Kurt Cobain are the sole property of his estate - we have no control whatsoever in that area.

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. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better.

Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl

~Information courtesy Nasty Little Man

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