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Archive for November 23rd, 2010

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Axl Rose really doesn’t want to be associated with ex-bandmate Slash.
The Guns N’ Roses frontman has just filed a $20 million lawsuit against Guitar Hero maker Activision claiming its use of the GNR song Welcome to the Jungle violated a deal not to include any imagery of ex-guitarist Saul Hudson (aka Slash) in the popular game.
In an amusing lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Rose and his Black Frog Music claim Activision Blizzard fraudulently induced Rose into authorizing Jungle for use in Guitar Hero III by telling him during negotiations that it wouldn’t feature any reference to the former GNR member or his subsequent band Velvet Revolver.
“[Activision] began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and VR 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,” the complaint states.
When Rose found out that a Slash-like chararacter and Velvet Revolver songs would be included in GHII, he says he immediately rescinded the authorization for Jungle, but Activision allegedly lied and told him the inclusion was just for the purposes of a trade show. Then GHIII came out and its box cover featured “an animated depiction of Slash, with his signature black top hat, long dark curly hair, dark sunglasses and nose-piercing,” according to the complaint. In short, the former GNR guitarist was all over GH III, enraging Rose.
Rose also claims that the GNR song Sweet Child ‘O Mine was used in an online promotion for GHIII despite only being licensed for GHII. He wants $20 million in damages from sales of the popular game.
“This lawsuit is about protecting Guns N’ Roses and Welcome to the Jungle, and is about holding Activision accountable for its misuse of these incredibly valuable assets,” says Rose lawyer Skip Miller, “The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages.”
We’ve reached out to Activision for comment.

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Winter Beauty

Winter

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RUM RUM RUM

Johnny Depp Rum

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My Daughter Forever

I saw this on some advertisement this morning and it made me think of ny awesome daughter:

My little girl yesterday, my friend today, my daughter forever.

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Quotes for the Day:

Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.
– Otto von Bismarck

I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I’d think, no, actually I’m a giraffe.
– Richard Gere

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