Axl Rose's Guitar Hero 3 Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

Axl Rose's Guitar Hero 3 Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

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No more fun and games for the former lead singer of Guns N' Roses as the judge rules in Activision's favor.

Guns N' Roses former front man Axl Rose was not too happy when he saw the band's songs being used in conjunction with the likeness of former lead guitarist Slash in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. It was enough for Rose to press charges against Activision, stating that the company broke a promise not to use either the band's songs or Slash's image. All those years of discontent may be for naught, though: a Los Angeles judge has finally dismissed the remains of the $20 million lawsuit.

Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer took the case under submission on January 31st after looking into the contract claims made by the lead singer. Earlier claims of fraud and misrepresentation were thrown out last August because they were filed too late, and Activision lawyers followed up with a request to dismiss the remaining contract claims. Last Thursday, Judge Palmer agreed with the request, affirming his previous ruling and shutting down the lawsuit.

Rose's lawyer Geoffrey Neri stated during the two-hour hearing that the singer agreed to allow Activision use of the rock hit "Welcome to the Jungle" only if no images of the classic Guns N' Roses lineup or of Slash's former band Velvet Revolver were used in the game. The game ended up featuring Slash on the front cover, and Velvet Revolver songs were added to the game as DLC.

Lawyers objected on Rose's behalf as Legends of Rock was being produced; Activision, on the other hand, continued despite his complaints, Rose's court papers say.

Rose said that he never approved of Slash's image being used in the game alongside the song since it would "further perpetuate the confusion in the public mind between Slash and Guns N' Roses". Slash left the group in 1996, and Rose has reputedly been on bad terms with several former band members since its collapse.

Source: San Marino Tribune

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I remember reading about this years ago, and they've only just sorted it out?

Slow ass legal system is slow :D

Timothy Chang:

No more fun and games for the former lead singer of Guns N' Roses as the judge rules in Activision's favor.

Last time I checked Axl Rose is still the lead singer of Guns n Roses...

OT: Meh, slow legal system you've got going on there. I don't really care about it but I can see where he's coming from about the confusion thing but I doubt it's really anything to do with that.

Look at the frontman whining,
Look at the frontman crying,
Look at his case, it's dying
The way its always gone before.

All of the hate he's breeding,
All the contempt he's feeding,
Jealousy that he's bleeding,
The way he's always been before.

The judge decides
The millions shift back to a side
And the cries go on with foolish pride
For the love of cash and pickin' fights
But all these things are cast aside
By a gavel's sound, it has denied
And is cast away for a final time
And history hides the cries of your civil war.

Your turn DVS.

Axl Rose is the man who would be Stalin if he could.

The iconic image of Guns n Roses includes Slash. If Axl Rose wants to bring the franchise in the new millenium, good luck. But he still can't revise history.

The puff pastry cuntmuffin that he is.

You know someone's got a bad rep when gamers take Activisions side against you. Axl's got control issues, but I find it amazing that he had the stones to keep this fight going while Chinese democracy turned out to be the music worlds Duke Nukem Forever. His old stuff is pretty much a licence to print money in games like rock band, yet he continues to hold out and force his new crap on everyone.

That man knows how to hold a grudge.

CrazyCapnMorgan:
Look at the frontman whining,
Look at the frontman crying,
Look at his case, it's dying
The way its always gone before.

All of the hate he's breeding,
All the contempt he's feeding,
Jealousy that he's bleeding,
The way he's always been before.

The judge decides
The millions shift back to a side
And the cries go on with foolish pride
For the love of cash and pickin' fights
But all these things are cast aside
By a gavel's sound, it has denied
And is cast away for a final time
And history hides the cries of your civil war.

Your turn DVS.

Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week,
which is the way he wants it.
Well, he gets it.
I don't like it any more than you men.

hahahahahah.... Yeah this is allll for publicity. The guy did not want to win or get anywhere with the lawsuit. How do I know? How fing hard is it to get documents submitted on time if you are really trying to win? Not very. How easy is it to file a suit so people notice you then not put all the paperwork in so it defaults. Very.

Several years after the entire world has stopped caring about that game, and Guitar Hero as a franchise... I don't even like classic GnR, and I still can't stand that man. Every time I hear about him, he's whining about something that usually has to do with Slash, or old GnR, or something equally stupid. Your years in the limelight are over, buddy. You can stop having huge, attention-grabbing hissy-fits to remind people you still exist. No one cares.

It worries me that Axl Rose didn't win this case if it's truly as cut and dry as it appears.

bad terms with former band members eh? perhaps the fact he's a twat has something to do with it.

Axl, does being a cunt come naturally to you, or do you really work hard to achieve perfection?

cidbahamut:
It worries me that Axl Rose didn't win this case if it's truly as cut and dry as it appears.

Hard to win when you're low on money, and literally EVERYONE ELSE wants you to lose. While it may not be fair, I'm chalking this one up to poetic justice for Axl being a colossal dick.

From the brief skimming of the article, it does look like Activision bent rules in their favor by using DLC, so I can understand why Axl is pissed. Beyond that, it's petty bullshit and should have been dismissed far sooner than this.

the more i read and hear about axl rose rose the more it seems like he's just a colossal dick...

My only problem with this is it sets a bad precedent for people that aren't assholes.

I respect Axl as a great rock singer. His voice is just iconic but another part of classic GnR is Slash. Surprised ANYBODY goes to see them live anymore, just doesn't seem worth it if Slash isn't there.

CrazyCapnMorgan:
Look at the frontman whining,
Look at the frontman crying,
Look at his case, it's dying
The way its always gone before.

All of the hate he's breeding,
All the contempt he's feeding,
Jealousy that he's bleeding,
The way he's always been before.

The judge decides
The millions shift back to a side
And the cries go on with foolish pride
For the love of cash and pickin' fights
But all these things are cast aside
By a gavel's sound, it has denied
And is cast away for a final time
And history hides the cries of your civil war.

Your turn DVS.

This'll teach me to sleep in :(
Welcome to the legal system, we've got long delays
We got band members they want honey, we know the names
We are the people that can find guitarists you may need
If you got the money honey we got your DLC

In the legal system, welcome to the legal system
Watch us ring you till your brrr brrro brrrro, brooke
EVERYONE wants to watch you choke!

Welcome to the Activision we release it year by year
If you want it you're gonna bleed but it's the price to pay
And you're a horrible person that's very hard to please
You can taste this ruling but you won't get there for free

In the legal system welcome to the legal system
Feel my, my, my victory
Ooh, I want to hear you scream

Welcome to the videogame industry it gets worse here every day
Ya learn to live with jingoism every game we play
If you hunger for what you see you'll take as paid DLC
You can have everything you want but you better not take it from me

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SUCK IT AXL!

Headdrivehardscrew:
Axl Rose is the man who would be Stalin if he could.

The iconic image of Guns n Roses includes Slash. If Axl Rose wants to bring the franchise in the new millenium, good luck. But he still can't revise history.

The puff pastry cuntmuffin that he is.

Thankyou Sir, i now have a new favorite Insult!

Quellist:

Headdrivehardscrew:
Axl Rose is the man who would be Stalin if he could.

The iconic image of Guns n Roses includes Slash. If Axl Rose wants to bring the franchise in the new millenium, good luck. But he still can't revise history.

The puff pastry cuntmuffin that he is.

Thankyou Sir, i now have a new favorite Insult!

Dear Sir, Madam or Bird

In order to have the linguistic impact we cuntmuffinologists strive for, please use this one fun word whenever you feel it is appropriate without spreading it too thin, whilst adding but a select few adjectives at the most.

Please also bear in mind that raggamuffin is in no way related to the average cuntmuffin, although individual cuntmuffins or groups of cuntmuffins might or might not be involved in actions related to the raggamuffin subculture.

I find it funny that this lawsuit outlasted the guitar hero franchise. It honestly would've been hilarious if this thing ruled in favor of Axl Rose.

Sooo, I didnt catch this story the first time, but I immagine it went a bit like this:

Axl Rose set up petty and childish conditions for his contract, then Activision thought screw those conditions.

Axl Rose sues, lawsuit goes on for 1.5 year, he loses part from failing to turn in documents on time and loses the rest half a year later...

Why oh why would anyone do that, safe to look like a giant... cuntmuffin?

 

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