Axl Rose Guitar Hero Lawsuit Documents Viewable Online
November 24, 2010
Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard Inc, the owner of the hit video game Guitar Hero, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Axl is suing the company for over $20 million dollars for fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, among others claims. The legal documents can be viewed at www.radaronline.com/sites/radaronline.com/files/Axl Guitar Hero doc.pdf.
In the court filing, Rose sates that he is the majority owner of the trademarks and licensing associated with the band.
Axl has an issue with Guitar Hero III using “Welcome To The Jungle” without his permission.
In the legal documents, Rose states, that there was an agreement to use the song for Guitar Hero III, but “Activision breached the contract when it released GH III which prominently features Slash imagery in direct connection with the use of “Welcome to the Jungle,” exploits the prior association between Slash and Guns N’ Roses, promotes Slash’s and VR’s (Velvet Revolver) separate interests and includes VR tracks as available downloads, all of which was and is directly contrary to the contractual obligations of Defendants.”
Rose is seeking at least $20 million dollars in damages, punitive damages and other associated costs.