Axl Rose Activision lawsuit allowed to proceed

By | Published on Monday 14 March 2011

Axl Rose

An LA judge has given Axl Rose permission to proceed with his lawsuit against Activision in relation to ‘Guitar Hero III’.

As previously reported, Rose claims that the gaming giant broke its promises about the inclusion of Guns N Roses track ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ into the third edition of the ‘Guitar Hero’ franchise, in particular a pledge that users would not be able to play the song using a Slash avatar. When the game hit the market users could do exactly that. Roses’ lawsuit, in which he is suing for $20 million, got a prelim hearing in court last week, and the judge ruled there was a sufficient case for the matter to proceed to a full trial, though the next court session won’t be until 23 Jan next year.

As previously reported, Activision has now stopped production on any new ‘Hero’ titles after sales of pretend-to-play games slumped.