It’s official: Axl Rose is still bitter. The lead singer of Guns N’ Roses is suing Actvision, the company that made Guitar Hero III, for $20 million because he claims they promised that former bandmate Slash would not appear on stage with him in the video game, according to Variety.
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“Rose is careful not to license any use of the band’s name and intellectual property that would further perpetuate confusion in the public mind between Slash and Guns N’ Roses or promote the individual interests of Slash or his projects, including his band Velvet Revolver,” the suit says according to the article.
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The game version of the guitarist is clearly seen rocking out with the lead singer in “Welcome To The Jungle.” Rose also alleges that he did not agree to any Velvet Revolver, Slash’s other band, songs in the Guns N’ Roses version of the game. The singer has grumbled about this on message boards since 2008, but now he wants monetary compensation.
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Axl Rose, it’s been 15 years. Not only was Slash a huge part of your only successful album, he deserves credit for helping create the memorable riffs on Appetite For Destruction. Plus, it’s just a video game, it’s not like you’re actually being forced to play together again. No one learned that Slash was a former member for Guns N’ Roses just by playing the game.