UPDATE: Activision reached out with their official comment: “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.”
Original Story: Courtney Love has no love in her heart for the latest “Guitar Hero” sequel, and she wants to take her displeasure straight to the courts. “Guitar Hero 5” has been a popular topic on her Twitter account for the last 24 hours. As Kurt Cobain’s widow, she claims that his likeness was used without proper consent and that she’s planning legal action as a result.
“For the record this Guitar Hero s–t is breach of contract on a Bullys part and there will be a proper addressing of this and retraction,” Love wrote via Twitter. “WE are going to sue the s–t out of ACtivision we being the Trust the Estate the LLC the various LLCs Cobain Enterprises.”
Some of her other tweets are little harder to make out, but it’s probably fair to say she is primed for a legal rampage. Furthermore, she is actively discouraging gamers from playing “Guitar 5.”
“YOU for dismissing me as a LOON, go f—ing play guitar hero commit necrophilai KNOW you are raping me and my family mother in law child,” she posted.
However the allegations turn out in court, Love does not sound like the type of person anyone would want to find themselves in front of on the wrong end of a lawsuit right now.
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