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Guitar Hero Chief Brings the Fire

NME have interviewed Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig about the controversy which has erupted/the extra publicity about the appearance of Kurt Cobain in the latest version of the game. And he’s quite blunt on the subject of Courtney threatening to sue over Cobain singing other people’s songs: “I do know that there’s absolutely a contract and we know that the cheque has been cashed. I can only deal with the facts.” So no doubt there. He’s also dismissive of complaints from the rest of Nirvana: “I’m disappointed in this case that there seems to be confusion between the band and the estate… It’s really not Guitar Hero’s confusion. We went and spoke directly to the estate and made it crystal clear, got the rights, paid for the rights, and really we’ve done what we’ve always done. The fact that the rest of the band and the estate did not communicate – I’m not aware of those facts.” So it seems to all boil down to Courtney not reading what she was signing...

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