Axl Rose has been having a rough time with the success and ensuing fallout he had with Guns N’ Roses, and although ancient history in music business years, remains fascinating as a continuing public tragedy. Now, this hatred of epic proportions between Rose and former bandmate, Slash, is the basis behind a lawsuit brought against the video game company Activition.
Rose is suing the company for $20 million over the game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and it’s depictions of Slash as well as his inclusion as a playable character. According to Arts Beat, the lawsuit claims that Axl Rose and his publishing company, Black Frog, were duped into an agreement to license the song “Welcome to the Jungle” for the game on the condition that it would not feature Slash or even his band Velvet Revolver in any way.
This is just another in a long series of debacles with poor Axl Rose, beginning with the original break up of his ridiculous band. Then recall the blogger that ruined the 17 years-in-the-making release of “Chinese Democracy” by posting the album online ahead of it’s release. Then there was the twitter hacker that tried to cancel the big Guns N’ Roses tour dates this summer.