Axl Rose Moves Ahead with Guitar Hero Lawsuit

Axl Rose Moves Ahead with <i>Guitar Hero</i> Lawsuit
Back in late 2010, Axl Rose added to the ongoing Guns N' Roses saga by revealing plans to sue Activision for $20 million after they broke a contract with their Guitar Hero III game. Rose alleges that he only allowed the game company to use GNR's "Welcome to the Jungle" if they promised not to let any of former members of the band appear in the game. The company broke that promise by allowing Slash to be a playable character.

 According to an update from WENN, a judge in Los Angeles has given the go-ahead for Axl Rose to move forward with his lawsuit. In a brief court session on Thursday (March 10) Judge Charles Palmer agreed that the lawsuit was valid, and scheduled a court date for January 23, 2012.

When they originally launched the lawsuit, Rose's lawyer Skip Miller said, "This lawsuit is about protecting Guns N' Roses and 'Welcome to the Jungle,' and is about holding Activision accountable for its misuse of these incredibly valuable assets."

Axl Rose has been no stranger to lawsuits in recent years, as evidenced by a law battle with former Guns N' Roses manager Irving Azoff last spring.