Kurt Cobain

Love says Cobain would have found GH5 “really funny”, still suing

Looks like the lawsuit between Activision and pissed-off rockers over Guitar Hero 5/Band Hero is still on the docket, if Courtney Love’s newest comments are any indication.

Kurt Cobain headlines

  • Kurt Cobain does YMCA in Band Hero, universe stutters

    Remember Courtney Love getting het up about the fact Kurt Cobain could sing other people’s song in Guitar Hero V? Someone’s videoed a virtual him singing YMCA in Band Hero. And you know that emoticon that looks like “:-O”? After the break. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Activison pulling Kurt Cobain videos off of YouTube

    Activision has apparently pulled YouTube footage showing Kurt Cobain singing songs that are not his in Guitar Hero 5. The videos were removed due to copyright claims, but the strange thing is, none of the other 300,000 Guitar Hero 5 videos have been pulled. We have sent mails out to both Activision and Courtney Love’s […]

  • Bon Jovi backs Love in GH5 Cobain spat

    Jon Bon Jovi’s added weight to complaints about the use of Kurt Cobain’s likeness in Guitar Hero 5, saying he was also approached by Activision about appearing in the game. “I had the paperwork, they wanted me to be on that game and I just passed,” he told the BBC. “But no-one even broached the […]

  • Exclusive: Courtney Love's attorney responds to use of Cobain in Guitar Hero 5

    VG247 has received an official statement from Courtney Love’s attorney, Keith Fink, Esquire, regarding Activision’s use of Kurt Cobain’s likeness in Guitar Hero 5. Apparently, like we assumed, she is upset over Cobain being used to play other artists’ songs, which she finds detrimental to his image and legacy. “You are correct in stating that […]

  • Activision "secured the necessary licensing rights" to use Cobain in GH5

    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 […]

  • Courtney Love to "sue the shit" out of Activision [Update]

    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. And: WE are going to […]

  • Kurt Cobain a playable character in Guitar Hero 5

    Activision has announced that Kurt Cobain will be a playable character in Guitar Hero 5. His likeness, controlled by you, will be performing two of the band’s singles from their 1991 album Nevermind: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and a previously unreleased live recording of “Lithium.” “Kurt Cobain is one of the most recognizable frontmen in […]