Kurt Cobain's widow and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love posted a series of messages on her Twitter account over the last 24 hours about objections she had to her late husband's appearance in Guitar Hero 5, starting with a proclamation stating:
FOR THE RECORD I DID NOT APPROVE KURTS AVATAR FOR GUYITARHERO5. i think Kurt would despise this game alone let alone this avatar
She later added:
now theyre just LIQUIDATING kurt and IM THE DEVIL? I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH GUITAR HERO I LOATHE IT AND FIND IT ODIOUS KURT WOULD HAVE TOO
Love did admit to speaking with Guitar Hero publisher Activision, writing in back-to-back tweets:
we have NOTHING to do with this it was presented to me and oi said "show me a better avataR" TO DRAG MY HEELS., never did i intend on allowi
allowing GUITARHERO for me or for Kurt i am NOT yoko fucking Ono no ofense to her, but i am a different person entirely and this is insane
Kotaku, however, contacted Activision and received a reply from the company, in which they said "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"
Love has just recently shot back, stating that her agreement with the company wasn't as solid, saying:
activision is fulllof shit they have a a contcrct called a deal memo that said upon approvale they could use an avatar i approved i .
and i never inteneded to aPPROVE this shit, they are doing a recall you can be sure o fthat. waita ew hours maybe tomorrow press and etc
We'll be sure to keep deciphering tweets and reporting the news on this growing feud.
This story, "Cobain Would Hate Guitar Hero, Courtney Says" was originally published by GamePro.