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Axl Rose Sues Guitar Hero Maker

It doesn't take much to get Axl Rose bent out of shape, and Activision, the company behind Guitar Hero, has apparently managed to enrage Rose enough to get the Guns N' Roses singer to file a $20 million suit aganst the company.  What's the beef?  According to the Rose legal camp, Activision was given clearance to use Welcome To The Jungle in Guitar Hero III because the company agreed not to depict or make reference to the band's former guitarist, Slash, or refer to his post GNR band Velvet Revolver.  The suit contends Rose revoked approval for Activision to use the song after he learned that Guitar Hero II included a figure the suit claims was clearly engineered to look like Slash.  The real thorn in Rose's side was the unmistakable likeness of Slash on the box of GH III.
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