Activision “secured the necessary licensing rights” to use Cobain in GH5

Thursday, 10th September 2009 21:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Activision has issued a statement, regarding Courtney Love’s outburst on Twitter over the use of Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5.

“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,” Activision told Kotaku.

Wonder what the fuss is about then.

We have been trying to contact Love’s manager, PR firm, and personal lawyer since this morning when the news broke to get a statement – just for the sake of fairness and the facts.

Hopefully, we will hear back from one of the three soon.



  1. Phoenixblight

    Love most of been doped up when signing the paper. Probably still a drool stain on it :P

    #1 5 years ago
  2. The_Deleted

    LOL as fock!
    So she’s bitchin’ but was too stoned to remember signing over his likeness. I’m betting Cobain would have hated this use of his likeness, too. What with it being a populist media. The irony is mind blowing.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Jadeskye

    Hahahaha! she’s gonna sue them even though she signed the agreement to leese the rights?

    Only in america…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. MushroomStamp

    She was doing a rail when she signed it.. so she forgot

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Oh wow. What an absolute idiot. She has just taken her previous persona, and dropped it to another level.

    Unless ofcourse, the twitter announcement wasn’t from Courtney Love….that will probably be the headline tomorrow…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Dralen

    “I was high, so it doesn’t count”

    #6 5 years ago
  7. rrod360lol

    Evereet True reckoned Courtney had signed it…

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Heh. The plot thickens. :-D

    #8 5 years ago

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