Rock and roll will never die. Not as long as there are video games around to cash in on its memory anyways. Video game publisher Activision has announced that the dead rock legend Kurt Cobain will be appearing in the latest version of Guitar Hero.
The game will feature Nirvana songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Lithium." Also, you'll be able to select a playable version of the guitar player who tragically died at age 27 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
Now for those of you who don't know the legacy of Nirvana and the details behind Cobain's tragic death, here is a quick re-cap. Cobain's suicide note claimed he wanted to end his career before he got more famous and had to compromise his music and "sell out", or just "burn out" living the life style.
Now let's conclude our little story time with a direct quote from Activision.
Kurt Cobain is one of the most recognizable frontmen in rock 'n' roll history and it's an honor to have two of Nirvana's masterpieces included in Guitar Hero 5. This is the first time the original recording of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' has ever been licensed in an entertainment property and we're thrilled to offer Guitar Hero fans exclusive access to the unreleased live version of 'Lithium.'
I'm not even going to get into how wrong that statement makes me feel. It is one of the most disgusting and disgraceful things I've ever seen and I can't believe Activision is doing this. I'm not even a huge Nirvana fan, but show some respect.
Guitar Hero 5 is due out next month, in case you still cared.