Courtney Love Says Cobain in GH5 is ‘Vile’

Not that I care one tiny bit what Courtney Love’s opinion is, her crazy ass has long ago signed away any level of credibility, but this bit of info from Wired makes me giggle a little:

Guitar Hero 5’s inclusion of Kurt Cobain as a playable character is “vile,” said Courtney Love, widow of the late Nirvana front man, in a rambling Twitter rant early Thursday.

“FOR THE RECORD I DID NOT APPROVE KURTS AVATAR FOR GUYITARHERO5,” tweeted the musician/actress. “I think Kurt would despise this game alone let alone this avatar.”

Hey, Courtney, at least ten year olds might actually care who Nirvana is now.

Hey, Courtney, at least ten year olds might actually care who Nirvana is now.

Love also threatened to sue Activision for its inclusion of her late husband in the latest version of the popular music videogame.

Cobain appears as a playable character in Guitar Hero 5, meaning that his digital avatar can be used to play any instrument in any of the game’s 85 songs.

This has led to many out-of-character moments featuring the influential grunge rocker. Cobain’s avatar can be seen rapping and singing hair-metal songs in a YouTube highlight reel (embedded right) that has been viewed more than 200,000 times so far. The clip’s title blames Love for what some fans see as a tarnishing of the musician’s memory.

“This is NECROPHILIC this is VILE,” Love said in her Twitter offensive, asking Cobain’s fans to address complaints about the game to her lawyer and publicist.

Love’s Twitter feed is largely devoted to rants related to her legal and financial problems, which now include the portrayal of Cobain in Guitar Hero 5.

“Welcome to my NIGHTMARE,” Love said. “Yeah well sue activision this is disgusting, but theres alot MORE.”

Activision told that Cobain’s inclusion in the game was on the up-and-up.

“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,” said an Activision representative.

“We are going to sue the shit out of Activision,” Love told U.K. paper The Guardian. “‘We’ being the Trust, the Estate, the LLC, the various LLCs, Cobain Enterprises … For the record, this Guitar Hero shit is breach of contract on a bully’s part and there will be a proper addressing of this and retraction.”

Love did not immediately respond to’s request for comment.


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