So for the sake of Axl Rose, let's just pretend it's 2007, Guitar Hero 3 has just been released and Axl Rose is soon to be relevant again, even If it's only for a brief period of time due to the release of Chinese Democracy, shortly after Axl will appear on stage late, leave gigs early and generally cause problems for venues all around the globe.
It turns out Axl has only just realised that Activision used Welcome to the Jungle as well as Slash to promote Guitar Hero 3 and is claiming $20 Million dollars; Some what fitting that Axl would turn up late to the party.
Skip Miller (Axl's lawyer) had this to say:
"They began 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,' "
This lawsuit is about protecting Guns N’ Roses and 'Welcome to the Jungle' and is about holding Activision accountable for its misuse of these incredibly valuable assets"
The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages."
Slash was used as not only an in game playable character, but he also appeared as a boss and played one of G'n'R's biggest tracks 'Welcome to the Jungle'
It strikes me as a little odd that Axl some how did not notice until now, the advertisements even featured Slash playing Welcome to the Jungle, even someone living under a rock would have noticed or even had it mentioned to them.
What do you guys think? Is Axl merely trying to cash in now that his career is in shreds after this year's touring circuit?
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