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Anger At Kurt Cobain Use In Guitar Hero 5

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Rock Sound 11 September 2009 at 17.17

Courtney Love, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic voice criticism at Guitar Hero 5 over their use of Kurt Cobain's likeness.

So, Kurt Cobain is in Guitar Hero 5 as a playable character...



Problem is, you can unlock his character and get him playing any of the songs on the game. People are not happy about it:

A message from Krist and Dave:
"We want people to know that we are dismayed and very disappointed in the way a facsimile of Kurt is used in the Guitar Hero game. The name and likeness of Kurt Cobain are the sole property of his estate - we have no control whatsoever in that area.

While we were aware of Kurt's image being used with two Nirvana songs, we didn't know players have the ability to unlock the character. This feature allows the character to be used with any kind of song the player wants. We urge Activision to do the right thing in "re-locking" Kurt's character so that this won't continue in the future.

It's hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists' music alongside cartoon characters. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better."


Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl

Krist and Dave are not the only ones irked by the move, Courtney Love has been posting erratic, poorly punctuated and venomous tirades on her Twitter page in the last few days. For your pleasure and enjoyment Rock Sound has posted a few of her finest below:

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For more on this click here. Can't see why they are all so upset, watch the clip below, it should be banned...


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