Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana.
Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said in a joint statement Thursday that they were "dismayed and very disappointed" that an avatar of the late Nirvana frontman could be used to play songs by other artists.
"While we were aware of Kurt's image being used with two Nirvana songs, we didn't know players have the ability to unlock the character," they said. "This feature allows the character to be used with any kind of song the player wants. We urge Activision to do the right thing in 're-locking' Kurt's character so that this won't continue in the future."
Activision don't care. They'll peddle out dead celebrities as much as they can.
I doubt Johnny Cash got much say either.
I understand his former bandmates being upset--they had no control over the situation. What I absolutely do not get, however, is Courtney Love's apparent disgust: She's the one who signed the agreement!
I love this dudes music, but honestly he's a musician he's not a martyr by any means, he was strung out on drugs half the time and lost all his moneyz. So really, yeah it sucks they're stringing this dude up on a cross for it to rain dollar bills but people are taking this way to far.
OH BTW: Courtney Love is a dumbass.
"While we were aware of Kurt's image being used with two Nirvana songs, we didn't know players have the ability to unlock the character"
OMG! I thought Kurt could only play Nirvana songs in real life! /sarcasm
And I basically agree with everything Major_Tom said.
LOL, look at the yahoo photo in the article. He looks so wasted, I don't see how druggies can get so popular. It's basically glamorizing the lifestyle.
Love was probably wasted when she signed the agreement. She doesn't remember it because she was sky high.
Activision got the proper papers and even Grohl signed according to Rolling Stone. I've posted the link before, but here it is again.
"Indeed, securing the proper approvals was no small feat. Not only did Cobain’s widow Courtney Love have to sign off on behalf of the estate, so did former drummer Dave Grohl and Primary Wave Publishing, which administers the Nirvana catalog."
Maybe they should've asked questions before signging something they didn't understand? Who cares about them being "dismayed" anyway?