Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose is suing Activision, the makers of Guitar Hero for $20 million (£12.6 million) over the company’s use of the band’s classic tune “Welcome to the Jungle”.
The volatile lead singer is claiming that the company “fraudulently induced” him into allowing them use the song in Guitar Hero III.
The singer claims he only allowed Activisation the use of ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ if the company agreed not to include any reference to his former bandmate and guitarist Slash.
The singer claims they also agreed not to reference Slash’s recent band Velvet Revolver.
Rose’s lawyer Skip Miller told news agency Reuters: “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.”
Guitar Hero III was released in 2007 featuring a cartoon version of Slash.