Axl Rose sues Activision for $20million

Guns N’ Roses are set to sue Activision, the publishers of Guitar Hero 3, for $20million worth of damages after they claimed that their use of ‘Welcome To the Jungle’ violated a deal between the two parties not to use any imagery of former guitarist Slash in the game.

Axl Rose claims that Activision only got access to the song after they told him that Slash wouldn’t feature in the footage accompanying the song, nor would there be any mention of his subsequent band Velvet Revolver. Rose and his lawyers say 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’,’

‘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,’ says Rose lawyer Skip Miller. ‘The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages.’ Why don’t you advise Axl to get over his former bandmate already?

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