Before making an icon like Kurt Cobain, a character in any video game, there must be an agreement from the rock star, but guess what, Activision and Neversoft must agree and come to a consent with widow Courtney Love. It seems that “contract” never happened and Activision gets backfired with accusations from several websites.
“Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero(r) 5,” said Activision in a brief statement.
However, Courtney continued her replies on her own Twitter:
“activision is fulllof shit they have a a contcrct [contract] called a deal memo that said upon approvale they could use an avatar i approved,” she wrote. “and i never inteneded to aPPROVE this shit, they are doing a recall you can be sure o fthat [that]. waita ew [wait a few] hours maybe tomorrow press and etc.”
“activision know this aos [was] very very bad press indeed wait til you see what MY lovely lawyer has cooked up, i never ever signed off on this,” she continued, just moments ago on Twitter.