Kurt Cobain Guitar Hero 5 videos pulled by Activision

Chris Greenhough - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:03 p.m. ET

Remember the fuss kicked up over Kurt Cobain’s appearance in Guitar Hero 5?

The late Nirvana frontman’s avatar could be used to ‘perform’ any song in the popular music game, leading to numerous YouTube videos depicting Cobain singing inappropriate guff, like Bon Jovi. Eventually, Courtney Love caught the scent of money, and threatened to sue Activision (despite signing a contract), while Cobain’s former bandmates publicly tutted from a distance.

Now, publisher Activision is having said YouTube clips taken down, presumably in a desperate, revisionist bid to save face, or maybe just calm the frothing Love down. The heroic chap who uploaded the videos in the first place, one corporalgregg3, has paid the ULTIMATE PRICE. Well, he’s had his YouTube account shut down, anyway:

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“Yeah, my last account was permanently disabled due to (I think) Activision. Right before my account was shut down, the Kurt Cobain vid was removed due to copyright claim by Activision Games Inc. I will be continuing with this account so whatever f—k it all.”

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Censorship much, Activision?

[Via Kotaku]


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