Axl’s Activision Lawsuit Tossed

A Los Angeles judge ruled Feb. 20 that video game company Activision did not breach a 2007 agreement with Axl Rose to not include images of Slash in “Guitar Hero III” and tossed Rose’s $20 million lawsuit.

Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer sided with Activision attorneys that the company never agreed to not use Slash’s likeness or use any Velvet Revolver tracks in the game in exchange for the rights to use Guns ‘N Roses  “Welcome to the Jungle” as Rose’s lawsuit, filed in 2010, claims.

When released in 2007, “Guitar Hero III” offered players the chance to use Slash’s avatar to play “Welcome to the Jungle” as well as Velvet Revolver tracks available for download.

Rose’s lawsuit, claiming fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, breach of contract and promissory estoppel, also sought compensatory, consequential and punitive damages.