Courtney Love to “sue the shit” out of Activision [Update]

Thursday, 10th September 2009 10:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This is awesome. You knew about Kurt Cobain popping up in GH5, right? Looks like Courtney Love didn’t.

She’s just posted the following tweets:

For the record this Guitar Hero shit is breach of contract on a Bullys part and there will be a proper addressing of this and retraction.


WE are going to sue the shit out of ACtivision we being the Trust the Estate the LLC the various LLCs Cobain Enterprises.

Whoops-a-buttercup. Via Perez Hilton and Kotaku.

Update: Acti just came back on this, but declined to comment.



  1. Michael O'Connor

    I can’t decide who the crazier party is here…


    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O'Connor

    BTW, she can’t spell for crap.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. TastyAcidMilkk

    activision will prob ask her to raise the price shes suing them for (if any)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Captain Fruitloop

    Her tweet feed is just…..bizarre. More like something produced by a teenager than a grown woman and mother of a 16 year-old child.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Ghost_Dog

    My reaction to this…

    F**k off you skanky murdering scum.

    But then I also have a problem with dead people being used like this. I don’t think Kurt would approve.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Tonka

    What mean LLC?
    Someone set up us the bomb?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. SticKboy

    You have no chance to survive – make your time.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    When they announced that he’d be in the game, I sort of presumed that they’d gotten the proper permissions to use his likeness. Are we now saying that they didn’t? That seems completely bizarre.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    They went to the label and the label probably said “yeah sure we’ll accept your money” While mumbling to themselves that they don’t own the rights to Nirvana nor Kurt Kobain’s songs.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Bulk Slash

    Activision will offer her a big pile of crack and she’ll go away happy, at least until it runs out anyway.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Hero of Canton

    I always thought Cobain was an odd inclusion in that it seemed unlikely Love would ever approve. Certainly when I saw the videos where he’s doing all that Public Enemy ‘boyeeeeee’ stuff or singing Bon Jovi songs seemed a little distasteful to say the least.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Just got an uncomment out of Acti.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. BillyBatts

    It is distasteful, no two ways about it. Yeah alright, RB used Lennon and Harrison’s likenesses but they’re playing their own songs. Who on earth likes watching Kurt Cobain mincing around on stage to Bon Jovi? Is that supposed to be ironic humour? Why don’t they put Princess Diana and Mother Teresa on doing Slipknot? DLC perhaps?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. JonFE

    I doubt Activision would be stupid enough to include Cobain’s likeness without permission, but if they didn’t they deserve to be sued.

    On the other hand, assuming they got permission to use his likeness as they saw fit, can you really blame Activision for getting him sing Bon Jovi songs or the one(s) that gave the permission without putting some restrains on what/where/how his likeness can be used?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Freek

    If Activision had some good taste, they would not have the dead artists sing anything other then their own material.
    Never mind getting proper permission.

    And I don’t think they’d be stupid enough to accidentally do it without the proper contracts. But I do think they’d be douche baggy enough to do it deliberately and think they’d just get away with it.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. asphaltcowboy

    Surprised everyone is getting so uptight about this – why is no one fighting for the rights of poor, dead Johnny Cash?! Maybe HE doesn’t want to sing to Bon Jovi!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Johnny Cash too? Man, these guys are going to hell.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. BillyBatts

    Jeez, TBH I just thought they performed their own stuff. Didn’t realise you’d have Johnny Cash wigging it up on stage like Flavor Flav.

    EDIT: Just ‘read’ some of Ms Love’s Twitter feed. Stay in school kids.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Len

    She probably just wants some more cash seeing as she, sorry no, her accountant managed to ‘lose’ all her money.

    I wonder where it all went…? ;)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Stephany Nunneley

    @Tonka – LLC stands for Limited Liability Corporation – which means that should you file for bankruptcy, or get sued, the plaintiffs can only go after the LLC and not you personally. Financially any way.

    #20 5 years ago
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    #21 5 years ago
  22. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    This is hilarious. I can’t believe Activision wouldn’t have done this legally though.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. pleasant_cabbage

    She’s typing in some long lost Scandinavian language.
    “i am aawre it is vulhar”

    Isn’t that a god of some sort?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. The_Deleted

    As little time as I have for the contemptible harpy, I hope she wins.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DarkElfa

    What does it matter, he’d dead so he sure doesn’t give a flying turd anymore. The only thing this smells of is Courtney “crack ho” Love taking any chance she gets of making money/getting publicity. Likeness rights are the stupidest rights we ever granted anyone on this planet. All copyrights should expire after 5 years, tops. It would sure enough remove garbage like this from happening. Hell, copyrights should at least be nontransferable from the original owner and disappear at death.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. scuz

    haha her tweets are hilarious. she’s off her nut

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    Acti should have saw this coming, its not the first time Cobains been res’ed followed by Courtney flying off the hook.
    Hard to root for either one of them though, Kotick and Courtney are both greedy douchebags.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Galactic_Barret

    I really hope she wins. I only know as much personally about Cobain as his VH1/ETHS would permit, but whenever I hear of him, it always follows with how he hated the idea of his music/identity being commercialized. If that was his wish in life, why would his sudden death change that?

    Also, I’m not really a big fan of Activision at the moment, or the plastic peripheral genre for that matter, they need a serious reality check.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Cort

    As much as I utterly detest Courtney Skank-Whore Love, anything that hurts Activision will receive my unflinching moral support. Haha.

    #29 5 years ago

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