Video Games

Courtney Love vs. Guitar Hero vs. Reality

paid cobain

First off, here’s what Courtney love spouted on her twitter today:

“not in twenty JILLION years would i EVER have allowed this and this islethal.” (sic)


“we get NO money for this, travesty, Frances gets NO money for the rape.”

What is she talking about? Well, Kurt Cobain is featured as a playable character in Guitar Hero 5. Sounds like a reasonable thing to be upset about, right? Having your dead husband’s image used without consent? That what I thought for about half a second until I saw what the maker of Guitar Hero, Activision, had to say on the issue:

“Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero┬« 5.”

As they say in the video game business Courtney, “pwned.”

You can read TMZ’s original post on this here. Mrs. Cobain has protected her twitter updates.


By eliasmakos

Host of The Elias Makos Show on CJAD 800.

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