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Axl Rose's longstanding lawsuit against Activision has been dismissed by the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Back in 2010, Guns N' Roses frontman Rose filed a lawsuit against Activision over what he claimed constituted fraud, misrepresentation, and breach of contract. Specifically, Rose claimed that Activision had agreed not to include the likeness of former-bandmate-turned-enemy Slash in Guitar Hero III, which featured Guns and Roses' hit "Welcome to the Jungle." Slash was included in the game anyway, spurring the $20 million lawsuit.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer threw out Rose's charges of fraud and misrepresentation back in August 2012 because they were filed after the statute of limitations expired, but not the breach of contract claims. Last Friday, Palmer dismissed those as well, ending the lawsuit once and for all.
[Source: San Marino Tribune, Via: Joystiq]
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Welcome to the jungle, pay the clerk and go!
Too bad, so sad. I'm sure he has another mediocre album to spend 14 years on to keep him busy.
So sad what Axl has become, sueing over videogames?!....C'mmmmon man! I remember loving that band from the Appetite to Use Your Illusions, then it all went to hell.....ugh, what could have been with that band (-__-)
I wouldn't be shocked if Activision is guilty, but it's still fun to see Axl not get his way.
Good, *** Axl Rose
I'll ask Axl his opinion on the matter just as soon as he's done ringing up my groceries
I remember this dumb video about slash in that picture used above. It said something like the drums and guitar together form something very inappropriate.
What a ***! I know that fool can sing his lungs out, but all people want to do is play the music they love and on a video game at that. What did he think was going to happen? What tragedy could have possibly unfolded for putting a hit song on a hit game?
Hey, Axl. Shut up. If only you weren't one of the biggest d-bags on planet earth, then maybe people would care.