Today the court system finally threw out Axl Rose’s breach of contract lawsuit against Activision. Almost three years ago Axl Rose filed a $20 million lawsuit against Activision for using former Guns and Roses band mate Slash’s likeness in Guitar Hero III even though they Activision wasn’t supposed to. Slash’s likeness was in association with the Guns and Roses’ best known song “Welcome to the Jungle.”
Last year Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer threw out the fraud and misrepresentation case against Activision because it was past the statute of limitations. However, Judge Palmer allowed the breach of contract case to move forward, until today where he officially dismissed the last part of the case. This officially ends Axl Rose’s case against Activision, of course unless Axl Rose appeals the decision.
The funny thing about this case is the fact that it feels like it was about three years ago since Guitar Hero was still a popular and profitable franchise.
Source: Game Informer