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It all kicks off over Cobain on Guitar Hero

Courtney Love has kicked off a firestorm over the much maligned use of Kurt Cobain as a playable character in Guitar Hero 5 (where you can make him sing a Bush song…) She twittered "FOR THE RECORD I DID NOT APPROVE KURTS AVATAR FOR GUYITARHERO5. i think Kurt would despise this game alone let alone this avatar” And "We are going to sue the shit out of Activision we being the Trust the Estate the LLC the various LLCs Cobain Enterprises." Which sounds bad for Activision, apart from the fact they released a reply saying "Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain's likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero® 5." Oops. Someone is rather wrong.

Meanwhile, the rest of Nirvana have appealed to Activision to limit Kurt to just Nirvana songs: "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… 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." The war has begun…

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