Lefsetz sent this out, so if you follow him, you've seen it. If you don't know the story, in short, the new version of Guitar Hero has a Kurt Cobain avatar who sings everything from "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy to "Fame" by David Bowie, and, yes, it's true, "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi.
Lefsetz opens fire on Activision, calling for a boycott if they don't destroy the game. Good luck with that one, Bob. Even though seeing Cobain lip-sync Flavor Flav's shtick is terrible--and disrespectful--Lefsetz is right on that the Bon Jovi lip sync is over the top. There truly couldn't be a less appropriate corporate-rock cock to put in Kurt's mouth.
And though Courtney Love has shown the world she's batshit crazy, it seems unlikely that even a sad, worn-out old fame whore like her would stoop so low. It looks possible that Activision decided to go forward with a breach of contract, knowing full well that it would cause a minor viral shitstorm, getting their name in the press at a time when Harmonix is dominating the news with The Beatles: Rockband. (Whether or not anyone gives a shit about the Beatles game is another question.)
There's a good round-up on The Guardian's website of Love's blathering reactions to accusations that she sold Kurt's likeness out for a huge check. She sounds just as loony as always. Get this: Who does she blame? Dave Grohl. Christ. Sure, I don't like the Foo Fighters much, but at least he goes out and does his own work. What the hell would his motivation be for approving something like this? And does he even have authority to do it?
What a shit show Cobain's estate has become. I feel like the only news that comes out is about fighting and, of course, that fighting is almost always about money. And Courtney's high-pitched shriek is always out front. I wonder what Francis Bean thinks of the way little mommy crazypants is handling her dad's legacy?
Anyway, here's the YouTube video. You get the idea pretty quickly.