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Guns N Roses Frontman Axl Rose Plans To Sue Activision

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Axl Rose, the lead vocalist and sole original member of hard rock legends Guns N Roses, has filed a $20 million dollar lawsuit against video games developer Activision due to what he believes is a breach of contract. The singer claims that the use of the classic Guns N Roses song, "Welcome To The Jungle" violated a deal which meant that the company would not feature former GNR guitarist, Slash or his band Velvet Revolver.

The complaint states: "[Activision] began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and VR prominently in GH III, but also promote the game by emphasizing and reinforcing an association between Slash and Guns N' Roses and the band's song 'Welcome To The Jungle.'"

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1. Bruce writes:

What a f***ing prick.

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

so he signed on only if slash and VR were not ever put on the GH roster?!

OK, (IF THIS IS REAL) THIS TAKES THE CAKE FOR THE SISSIEST, MOST GAYEST, WORSE THAN LARS ULRICH AND GENE SIMMONS GREEDIEST MOVE EVER.

He still thinks he is GNR, and this shows how delusional he is. If they breached the contract, then spank them, but to sign on under those stipulations is just truly pathetic!! Is there a petition here to stop posting AXL POSER articles? IF SO, WHERE DO I SIGN?!?!?!

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. charest writes:

what a douche

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jon writes:

are you kidding me, Axl needs to swallow his pride and understand the fact that GNR was brought to what they are today because of guys like Slash, Duff Mckagan, and all those guys who made the music with him.

# Nov 23, 2010 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cadeyrn writes:

Ugh... It pisses me off that at least half of the best rock stars in the past century have died young or became total a$$holes. I'm gonna go listen to Iron Maiden :P

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MetalMattUK writes:

The guy isnt worth it he is a completed twat ive always said he needs a check up from the neck up lol

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Post 4, it'll never happen
Unfortunatly

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n0thinghead writes:

fvck that branded, where's the petition to have him arrested?? kuz he's just one of those rlly sh**ty human beings that just doesn't deserve a ounce of any enjoyment of life itself.

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZMA writes:

Every single time I see or real about Axl Rose it's always something like this. This dude is such a f*cking crying p*ssy.

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MetalByNumbers writes:

Guitarhero 3 came out like....3 years ago. I guess he's not making enough money? HAHAHAHA

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

Did anyone listen to Chinese Democracy? Of course he needs money.

Fvcking gingers.

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hellrat writes:

remember the anti-gun lobbyists that brought liability suits against gun makers for firearms deaths and injuries?

the whole notion was so fvcking farcical that the supreme court designated every of such as "junk lawsuits", and threw them all out

justices would do well apply that action to ANY fvcking suit EVER filed by fvcking bill bailey....

take out the goddamned garbage before that sh!t gets too fvcking stinky eh?

stinky....thats actually pretty good name for such a spoiled fvcking brat

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wilco writes:

well at least the a$$hole makes some money that way

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. duncan hills writes:

guitar hero 3? get with the times, axl. o wait, you're still holding a grudge against slash, no chance of getting with the times then.

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Trendkill91 writes:

Axl looks like an overweight ghetto rat thats been run over by a few lawn mowers in the hood.

When is this guy ganna STFU?
Hopefully someone sues him for disturbing the peace with his sh!t mouth comments.

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. shno writes:

what an asswipe

# Nov 24, 2010 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

Axl even hates digital Slash.

# Nov 25, 2010 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Diamond Oz writes:

Digital Slash prefers his name to be written as /

# Nov 25, 2010 @ 4:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

fvckin oz....

thats just fvcking classic

# Nov 25, 2010 @ 4:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. deathbringer writes:

This story seems oddly reminiscient of something else from a year ago or so.

# Nov 25, 2010 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

DB: Next year it will be the same again. AXL suing someone over some lame a$$ reason to get millions of dollars he def doesnt deserve!!!

SOMEONE PLEASE KILL AXL ASAP! HE IS A STAIN ON AMERICA!!

# Nov 25, 2010 @ 8:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Valentine_no_more writes:

Why is Axel even being talked about? He is a waste of breath.

# Nov 25, 2010 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. n0thinghead writes:

/ should / axl's throat.

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Diamond Oz writes:

Well played sir!

# Nov 28, 2010 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metal-man writes:

i think axl needs more money thats why hes sueing.

# Nov 30, 2010 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brandedcfh420 writes:

He has to pay back the record company for the huge FAIL he did on Chinese Democracy. THEY WANT THEIR MONEY BACK.....!

# Nov 30, 2010 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. n0thinghead writes:

EPIC FAIL > 10 yr long production = chinese democracy

# Nov 30, 2010 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Jimmy j. writes:

Axl is as worthless as tits on a nun. To bad we can't sue him for being a stupid a$$hole.

# Nov 30, 2010 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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