Axl Rose Files Lawsuit Because He Hates Slash So Much


Axl Rose is suing Activision, the makers of Guitar Hero, for $20 million, saying the company broke an agreement not to include Slash's likeness in Guitar Hero III. Rose claims that he agreed to license "Welcome to the Jungle" to Activision on the condition that Slash's image appear nowhere in the game. Slash appears, and so Rose is now suing, having filed a lawsuit that states, "[Activision] began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and [Velvet Revolver] prominently in GH III but also promote the game by emphasizing and reinforcing an association between Slash and Guns N' Roses and the band's song 'Welcome to the Jungle.'" At least Rose is not yet suing everyone who associates Slash's image with Guns N' Roses, because then he would be suing everyone in the whole world. [Esq./HR via ArtsBeat/NYT]