Kurt Cobain to appear in Guitar Hero 5

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) is set to appear posthumously in Guitar Hero 5, as has been confirmed by the game’s creators Activision. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Activision’s vice president Tim Riley discussed how Courtney Love, Dave Grohl and Universal publishing had together signed a deal securing Cobain’s appearance in the popular game, with the tracks “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Lithium” to be included.

Riley remarked that Love had herself been involved in the creation of the virtual Cobain, commenting that: “she picked the wardrobe and hairstyle, which turned out to be the ‘Teen Spirit’ look,” and using the term “Adonis”, she went as far as to specify that Cobain should have a “sort of athletic definition but not overly so”.

Guitar Hero 5 is set to be released during September of this year.

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AFI, Paramore to co-headline Ulalume Festival

AFI and Paramore have been announced as co-headliners for the forthcoming Ulalume Festival . The event takes place Friday, October 23rd at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Other bands set to appear include Kid Cudi and Chester Benninton’s side band, Death By Sunrise.

Performances straight from “Ulalume” will air during a Halloween-themed week on MTV, MTV.com, mtvU, and mtvU.com, with more details to be announced.
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