has an excerpt from a rambling chat session between
Axl Rose and some
fans on the mygnrforum.com
touching on a number of topics. The point of
interest here is his perspective on the participation of former Guns N Roses
guitarist Slash in Guitar Hero III and the game's use of Welcome to the Jungle,
which he implies may not have been properly sorted out as far as licensing goes.
Here's the somewhat disjointed comment:
"It doesnít bother me unless itís
being done at my expense and or to keep him associated as in Guitar Hero. Him
being Guitar Heroís fine but not when Activison in using Jungle, having Yahoo
use Sweet Child unauthorized, claims no involvement with Slash, his or anyoneís
image or VR or anyone or anyoneís music in either camp in promotion or
commercials etc. I wasnít broadsided. I read about it as it moved along but
Activision continually denied it right up to the release. Thatís some low life
chicanery on all their parts.
Yes Slash was in Guns and on Jungle (and the whole I came to him for his riff is
as much crap as him saying he brought Locomotive and Coma in as complete songs)
and he has rights to perform it but not to be represented in this context in
association with Guns. And since they werenít granted the license itíll take
Universal has Guns under contract but I own the name.
I donít have problems with whoever doing the songs but film or video gets into
sync rights and I donít have an interest in anyone new, old or whatever trying
to sell themselves as GNR under another name that way."