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- Posted on Sep 17th 2009 11:00AM by John D. Luerssen
"I don't know that I would have wanted it either," Bon Jovi told the BBC. "To hear someone else's voice coming out of a cartoon version of me? I don't know. It sounds a little forced."
In fact, Bon Jovi -- who was promoting his band's forthcoming album 'The Circle' -- says he declined the offer to appear as a playable character in the same game. "I had the paperwork, they wanted me to be on that game and I just passed," he explained. "But no-one even broached the subject with me that I would be singing other people's stuff. I don't know how I would have reacted to that."
In a joint statement, Novoselic and Grohl said they "didn't know" Kurt's image would be used in this way and urged Guitar Hero 5 manufacturer Activision to "do the right thing in 're-locking' Kurt's character." Activision responded by claiming it had permission to use Cobain's image from the late rocker's estate. Meanwhile, Courtney Love claimed breach of contract and that she never signed a contract allowing this wide-ranging use of Cobain's likeness. If Activision doesn't make any changes to the game, Love might take legal action against them.