Axl Rose Slams 'Guitar Hero' Over Unauthorized Use of Guns N' Roses' Songs

December 19, 2008 07:57:25 GMT

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses accuses Activision for unauthorizedly using the band's songs, 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Sweet Child O' Mine', in 'Guitar Hero' video game.

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Axl Rose blasts off video game manufacturer Activision, which produced "Guitar Hero", for allegedly using Guns N' Roses' songs "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Sweet Child O' Mine" without proper authorization. Saying that ex-lead guitarist Slash "being Guitar Hero's fine", he adds, " but not [fine] when Activison in using Jungle, having Yahoo use Sweet Child unauthorized."

"Yes Slash was in Guns and on Jungle (and the whole I came to him for his riff is as much crap as him saying he brought Locomotive and Coma in as complete songs)," Axl opens up further during an open chat with fans. "And he has rights to perform it but not to be represented in this context in association with Guns. And since they weren't granted the license it'll take some sorting."

Guns N' Roses have released their comeback effort "Chinese Democracy" in late November after fifteen years of hiatus. Being the most expensive album ever produced with almost $13 million in production cost, it managed to reach number 3 on Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart and peaked at number 2 on U.K. Albums chart.


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posted by edgar santos on Jan 18, 2010
ppo esse documentario e tudo de bom show de bola
posted by wha? on Mar 20, 2009
yeah i think axl rose n slash need 2 get back togeether they suck without eachother what is there problem ? they rocked harder then anything in the world untill they broke up !! now they suck !!! they both gotta grow up !!! im not going on any of there sides !! i love them bith !! they need to get back togetther with the band and grow up!!
posted by AxlWhanka on Feb 13, 2009
Yowza go back to school you pathetic piece o' shyte!
posted by Yowza on Dec 31, 2008
I don't think Axl is doing anything wrong. I like Chinese Democracy. It's not bad. I, like almost all GN'R fans, wish the original line-up would come back (since I was born a few years after they broke up), but I accept the fact that it probably will never happen. And if Slash is such a jerk that he make up all this shit just to please the press and frame Axl as an arrogant freak or whatever, why should Axl have to play with him? It doesn't seem right to me. Axl fought hard for his dignity and rights, and now that he's got them, you're saying that's he's an ass. Take it for what it is. I like the arrangement that he has going right now, and if someone rips him off, he should beat the crap outta them. Enough said.
posted by Mozen on Dec 28, 2008
Any Guns n Roses fan should know that as soon as Slash, Duff & Matt Sorum (or even Steven Adler for that matter) left the band, Guns n Roses were history. Axl Rose must be one of the most stubborn people ever to walk this earth. "His" latest album should not only have been released 10 years ago, but should have been a solo album. Then I would have a little more respect for the dude. They "were" the greatest band of their time by a country mile, but that is all in the past. As for a reunion with the original gang.......I agree with SLASH\'n\ROSES.....until they can all stop being a bunch of babies then that will NEVER happen.
posted by ahole blows on Dec 27, 2008
axl rose must be the biggest ahole in the music business right now. he keeps taking credit for the real guns n roses, im so glad this album bombed. axl now please retreat to your cave and don't come back! the public has spoken we don't like you!
posted by G N SLASH on Dec 20, 2008
I think SLASH\'n\'ROSES summed it up perfectly. He is exactly right
posted by G N SLASH on Dec 20, 2008
I think SLASH\'n\'ROSES summed it up perfectly. He is exactly right
posted by SLASH\'n\'ROSES on Dec 20, 2008

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