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Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Court Date Set

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:53 PM (PST)

Axl Rose, the last original member and frontman of 80’s metal legends, Guns N’ Roses, will have his day in court in early 2012.

The $20 million lawsuit comes as a result of the misuse of the classic Guns N’ Roses song, “Welcome to the Jungle” in the video game “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock” put out by Activision Blizzard, Inc. Rose claims he was misled by Activision, who he says persuaded him to authorize use of the track and then lied and hid information about their intention to feature Slash, the former guitarist for GN’R, who Rose did not want connected with the band in the game.

Rose also alleges that the GN’R track, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was used in a promotion for Guitar Hero III, although it was only licensed for Guitar Hero II.

The trial is scheduled for January 23rd.

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