Calm Down

To no one’s surprise, Kurt Cobain has finally made his way into a guitar/band simulation game. Activision’s Guitar Hero 5 to be exact. To everyone’s even less surprise, Courtney Love has opened her ghoulish, no-longer-relevant mouth. Complained through her oftentimes completely unreadable, run-on tweeting to be exact. And let’s be honest, her upcoming suit against Activision will likely be dismissed after she wakes up from some months-long, drug-induced haze to find her copy of the contract she personally signed and kissed with two sticks worth of smeared fire engine red lip liner.

The remaining two members of Nirvana had this to say about his inclusion in the game…

While we were aware of Kurt’s image being used with two Nirvana songs, we didn’t know players have the ability to unlock the character. This feature allows the character to be used with any kind of song the player wants. We urge Activision to do the right thing in “re-locking” Kurt’s character so that this won’t continue in the future… It’s hard to watch an image of Kurt pantomiming other artists’ music alongside cartoon characters. Kurt Cobain wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world. We feel he deserves better.

Now, I like Dave Grohl. Alright, I love Dave Grohl. A great frontman, songwriter, drummer, good guitarist, and a dude with a great sense of humor who seems genuinely likable. But enough with the retarded joint statements with Krist Novoselic. They’ve made quite a habit of them, and this one is too infuriating to ignore. (Though, it’s easy to see why they all just ooze politician…)

Get a fucking grip. Of course Cobain wouldn’t be into that shit if he were still alive, but the guy’s been dead for 15 years. It’s not tarnishing any image or perception of him and his music. It’s an animated image of him as an homage to his influence on rock. It’s not like they’re dragging his rotted corpse onto a real stage and having him sing and dance his way through “Love Shack”, marionette-style. Yeah, we know he “wrote songs that hold a lot of meaning to people all over the world”. So did every other artist in the game. Do they all “deserve better”, too? And what exactly would be “better” for him? Having him front only serious punk songs and downer grunge tracks, then blow his head off after the game’s final performance? OMFG, it’s so realistic!!1!!one!


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