Kurt Cobain in the new 'Guitar Hero': Yikes

Ah yes, Kurt Cobain singing “You Give Love a Bad Name” on the new Guitar Hero 5.

Gaaaaaah. I guess in our ever quickening march towards the apocalypse, this is but one more step. Still, there’s a clash here that I find incredibly off-putting and grotesque.

Does this make you vaguely sad, Music-Mixers, or does Cobain’s presence in the game not bug you in the least?

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  • Astro Boy

    That is terrible what they are doing to his dead body. This is like an episode of Futurama.

  • Blame Courtney

    She must be really broke…first she releases the diary, then the box set finally sees the light of day, we get the announcement that Nirvana Live at Reading will be out in November, and now his likeness was licensed to a video game company.

    Yup, sounds like she spent all his money on legal fees, and multigrained white powder applied directly upthe nose.

    I was under the impression that raping a dead body was against the law. because thats what she is doing to a legend.

  • Jason S.

    This is the lowest move. Cobain would detest it. I hope all that heroin and Gucci dresses are worth it.


    The worst part is that they allow him to be on stage with a skeleton with a mohawk, a naked angel, and a bobble head.

  • Jean Genie

    After she burns through the money she made with this, then what will she sell?

    If it weren’t for the drugs & the crazy, Courtney might’ve been as competent as Madonna. All she really has been is all drive & no sense.

  • Toadster

    I like the fact that Kurt is in the game. I think Kurt would detest the fact that they have him singing Bon Jovi but, at least they picked the correct song for Kurt to serenade Courtney with. You Give “LOVE” A Bad Name. Get it Courtney LOVE!?! You give “LOVE” a bad name?!?!

    Do you think the game company told Courtney that was what they were thinking when they asked for the rights to use Kurt’s likeness?

    I love it!!!!!

  • Jason

    I love that he’s in the game! They did a good job on him. Maybe don’t pick him if you dont want to see him sing those songs – but they did a good job him.

    And for those saying Cobain would detest this, He lost every right to that when he killed himself. He killed himself, and people are complaining about him being in a VIDEO GAME, what is sickening is that he killed himself – my opinion, dont attack me

  • elly

    I come in peace as an ignorant non-fan, though I grew up in Nirvana’s heyday…but why is this more “off-putting and grotesque” than being able to use other dead characters, like Hendrix or Johnny Cash?

    • Steve

      Kurt Cobain allegedly killed himself, and his fame seems to be a large component in that scenario. It is not the end of the world, but it does give me the creeps big time.

  • Nicole

    This makes my soul hurt.

  • spank05

    It’s more disgusting than Hendrix because the Hendrix character is TIED to the Hendrix songs in the game so you can’t use him for hair bands.

  • Steve

    Creepy. The fun of acting out as a rock star is not worth this grotesque spectacle. Ghastly… his untimely death is a mind trip if you were a fan back when he died. Seeing his lifeless image as an avatar is not cartoonish…more night of the living dead-ish.

  • Frank Hoier

    Absolutely wretchedly horrible. Not that I would ever play such a game, but good god not I for sure won’t.
    Spitting on a beautiful artist’s grave so some suit can rack up tons of dough.
    Kurt taught me how to actually play guitar, and I would encourage all kids to throw this shit in the garbage and learn the beauty, pain, struggle and triumph of actually learning to playing guitar.

  • Nick

    I couldn’t get past 30 seconds. This is retarded. Courtney- Go to Hell.

  • Justyn

    Easily the most tasteless thing I’ve ever seen

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