After Courtney Love denied all involvement in the animated Kurt Cobain sprite romping around the place singing Bon Jovi songs in the new Guitar Hero game, contrary to the protestations of Activision ("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," they said), and tried blaming Dave Grohl, Dave and his ole buddy Krist Noveselic fired back in a joint statement, denying all. Check it:
“We want people to know that we are dismayed and very disappointed in the way a facsimile of Kurt is used in the Guitar Hero game. The name and likeness of Kurt Cobain are the sole property of his estate – we have no control whatsoever in that area. 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. 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.”
"Looks like the ball rests at Courtney and Guitar Hero’s feet then," said Everett True on his blog. "Apologies to Mr Grohl for implicating him in this debacle. Now, would he mind making a good record again, one of these decades?"
Ooh, get him. Meanwhile, Ms Love, who says her lawyer is "lost somewhere in fucking China" continues to claim innocence and outrage:
"thois has really hurt and embarassed my teenager, he looks goofy and gross and he wasnt."
Yep, of all the things to have embarrassed Courtney's teenager over the years, this has gotta be the worst.