UPDATE: Courtney Love: ‘Guitar Hero raped Kurt Cobain’

The Superficial | September 11, 2009 - 9:30 am

Courtney Love is threatening to sue Activision over Kurt Cobain being an unlockable character in Guitar Hero 5 and took to her Twitter page to scream bloody murder. Of course this was probably to save her own ass because, surprise! Guess who signed the agreement and the back of the check. TMZ reports:

Cobain’s widow just unleashed a serious Twitter attack on Activision — the game developer — saying they never got her permission to use Kurt’s image … and she wouldn’t have given it to them if they had asked. Here’s a sample:
“not in twenty JILLION years would i EVER have allowed this and this islethal.”
“we get NO money for this, travesty, Frances gets NO money for the rape.”
Activision released the following statement:
“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.”

In a less crazy corner, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic issued a statement voicing their disappointment, the AP reports:

“While we were aware of Kurt’s image being used with two Nirvana songs, we didn’t know players have the ability to unlock the character,” they said. “This feature allows the character to be used with any kind of song the player wants. We urge Activision to do the right thing in ‘re-locking’ Kurt’s character so that this won’t continue in the future.”

“While we were aware of Kurt’s image being used.” Read: “While we were aware Courtney loves heroin but hates working…”

UPDATE: So apparently Rolling Stone has an interview with Activision back in August where they reveal “Courtney supplied us with photos and videos and knew exactly what she wanted Kurt to look like.” Then again, I’m willing to believe Courtney remembers absolutely nothing of this because Vicodin’s delicious. Thanks to pushedback in the comments.

Photos: IGN.com