Axl Rose Suffers Setback In ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit

Axl Rose Suffers Setback In ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit

August 20, 2012

Axl Rose Suffers Setback In 'Guitar Hero' LawsuitGuns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has suffered a blow after part of his lawsuit against a computer game manufacturer was thrown out. reports that a judge in Los Angeles has dismissed the musician’s claim that bosses at Activision Blizzard unlawfully used his band’s music and an image of guitarist Slash in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, which launched in 2007.

The rocker’s allegation of fraud and an attempt to win damages of $20 million were thrown out because the delay in submitting the lawsuit until 2010 passed the statute of limitations.

However, a breach of contract allegation has been allowed to remain after the musician claimed bosses at the company failed to release a Guns N’ Roses themed game as an agreement between both parties to settle the dispute. The case will go to court next February.

Guns N’ Roses recently announced theirs first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed “Appetite for Democracy.” The 12-date run at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will start on Halloween (October 31) and conclude on November 24.

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