GUNS N' ROSES: Axl to Get Slashed?
Word has it that Axl Rose may end up on the losing side of a $20 million lawsuit he filed in 2010 against Activision Blizzard.
Axl took exception to the use of an image of Slash in Guitar Hero Three, saying the company had agreed not to reference the former Guns n' Roses guitarist in the deal he'd struck to license "Welcome to the Jungle" for use in the game.
On Thursday, California Superior Court judge in Los Angeles indicated that he's inclined to dismiss the suit because it was not filed until a full three years after the game's October 2007 release. Rose claims to not have known Slash was featured in the game until a few years later -- even though his lawyer contacted Activision about it when the game was released.
The full decision will be announced in a few weeks.