Axl Rose suing Activision for $20 million for showing Slash

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 08:38 GMT

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Guns ‘n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is suing Activision for $20 million, claiming the publisher didn’t have permission to use Slash’s likeness in a Guitar Hero game.

The singer’s alleging that Activision violated a deal by using imagery of the guitarist while also including the band’s song Welcome to the Jungle in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

According to Reuters, Rose and his Black Frog Music claim Activision Blizzard fraudulently induced Rose into authorizing the track for use in the game by telling him during negotiations that it wouldn’t feature any reference to the former GNR member or his subsequent band Velvet Revolver.

Rose is accusing Activision of “spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and VR prominently in GH III, but also promote the game by emphasizing and reinforcing an association between Slash and Guns N Roses and the band’s song Welcome to the Jungle”.

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