Axl Rose Suffers Setback In ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit

Axl Rose Suffers Setback In ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit

August 20, 2012

Guns 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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