Courtney Love and the remaining members of Nirvana hate each other. Ever since Kurt Cobain‘s death in 1994, Love, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have had a contentious relationship full of disagreements regarding the musician’s estate and legacy, but for the first time in fifteen years they agree on something: they disapprove of Cobain’s likeness being used in Guitar Hero 5. None of them have a problem with Cobain’s likeness being used while he sings Nirvana songs, what they don’t like is the fact that he also sings songs by bands like Bon Jovi and Bush. You know, crappy stuff.
In a statement, Grohl and Novoselic say they are “dismayed and very disappointed” in the game and that “it’s hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists’ music alongside cartoon characters. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better.”
Love agrees, but Activision, the company that created Guitar Hero, claims they actually got her stamp of approval for the game. They released their own statement, saying, “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 5.” Looks like someone didn’t read the fine print. Love, of course, has taken to Twitter rather than releasing a real statement to blast the game makers. [Photos: GettyImages]