Court Dismisses Axl Rose's Guitar Hero Lawsuit
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.