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Axl Rose’s ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard Dismissed

Ethan Miller, Getty Images Guns N’ Roses ‘ Axl Rose may wish to distance himself from Slash as much as possible, but the proximity of the frontman to his former guitarist will stand in the ‘Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock’ video game. A judge dismissed Rose’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard Inc. in which he claimed the gaming company broke a promise made to him when he agreed to license his music. According to the San Marino Tribune , Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer heard more than two hours of arguments Jan. 31 concerning the lawsuit’s contract claims before taking the case under submission. On Thursday (Feb. 7), he affirmed his tentative ruling and tossed out the remaining causes of action in the case. Back in August , Palmer threw out Rose’s initial fraud and misrepresentation claims because they were filed beyond the statute of limitations, but left the vocalist with the ability to pursue the contractual causes of action . In the time since the last court date, Activision filed another dismissal notice and this time Palmer ruled in their favor. Rose alleged that he had agreed to allow usage of ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ in the video game only if Activision were to disallow any images of his former Guns N’ Roses bandmates or their current band, Velvet Revolver . However, Slash appeared as a character within the game itself. Even though Rose voiced his displeasure during production of the game, the company moved forward with their usage of the guitarist’s image and the band’s song. [button href=”” title=”Next: Guns N’ Roses Announced as Headliner for 2013 Governors Ball” align=”center”]

Guns N’ Roses Announced as Third Headliner of New York’s Governors Ball Festival

Chris McKay, Getty Images New York’s annual Governors Ball festival recently revealed its lineup for the 2013 event, and it’s an eclectic mix of primarily indie rock bands and hip-hop acts. But there was one headliner not announced that remained a mystery. Organizers have now filled in that rather conspicuous blank with legendary rockers Guns N’ Roses . The veteran outfit will take their stage show to Randall’s Island park in New York, where they’ll share the spotlight over the June 7-9 three-day weekend with fellow headliners Kings of Leon and Kanye West . The festival will be the band’s first major North American show since their Las Vegas residency and the Neil Young Bridge School benefit last fall. The Governors Ball festival is primarily indie-rock leaning, with GN’R serving as the primary hard rock option for festival-goers. Along with the headliners, fans can also catch the Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, Feist, The xx, Best Coast, Animal Collective, Gary Clark Jr., Kendrick Lamar, Nas and more. For ticketing and full lineup details on the Governors Ball festival, check here . Guns N’ Roses have used some of their recent downtime to continue work on a 3D concert film that’s expected later this year. The band is also heading to Australia for a handful of March performances . [button href=”” title=”Next: Catch a Look at Guns N’ Roses’ 3D Concert Film” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Soundgarden, Anthrax + More

Jim Dyson, Getty Images – Soundgarden ‘s Chris Cornell discusses the likelihood of more music and touring from the band. [ Loudwire ] – Anthrax ‘s Scott Ian offers a few more details about the exit of the band’s guitarist Rob Caggiano . [ Loudwire ] – Ozzy Osbourne ‘s recent house fire may put a damper on the potential sale of the estate to Jessica Simpson . [ Loudwire ] – There are now dates for the fifth annual ‘HardDrive Live’ tour, featuring Bullet for My Valentine and Halestorm . [ Loudwire ] – Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death head up to the 2013 Decibel Magazine tour. [ Loudwire ] – Rush will continue support of their ‘Clockwork Angels’ album with a 2013 trek. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Happy 64th birthday to former Journey singer Steve Perry . Ultimate Classic Rock looks back at his finest work with the 10 Best Journey Songs. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will follow their upcoming ‘Sound City’ performance with a string of spring 2013 tour dates. [ ] – Kings of Leon will headline the 2013 Governors Ball. [ ]