Guns N Roses sue Acitvision for $20 million

Axl Rose takes it to the Guitar Hero publisher

Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose has filed a lawsuit against Activision, suing the company for $20 million.

Rose claims that the publisher went back on an agreement not to include the likeness of former GNR bandmate Slash anywhere in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

Reuters reports that the lead singer and his Black Frog Music "claim Activision Blizzard fraudulently induced Rose into authorizing "Jungle" for use in Guitar Hero III by telling him during negotiations that it wouldn't feature any reference to the former GNR member or his subsequent band Velvet Revolver."

Axl Rose claims that Activision 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'."


According to the complaint, Rose was enraged to find that Slash was actually all over the game upon its release.

Back in April, Gwen Stefani's No Doubt won a legal battle against Activision over the group's use in Band Hero.

One band that'll have slightly kinder words to say about the Guitar Hero publisher are The Rolling Stones.

Their sales spiked thanks to two of their hits being used in Call of Duty: Black Ops.

[ SOURCE: Reuters ]