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Welcome to the Courtroom: GN'R Lawsuit Moves Forward

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What would Guns N' Roses have been without Slash? No windy "November Rain" solo, no classic guitar lament at the beginning of "Sweet Child O' Mine"...And yet, in a lawsuit, former GN'R frontman Axl Rose claims that he was wronged by Activision Blizzard Inc., the makers of Guitar Hero III, when they reneged on a promise to leave out the legendary guitar player in images of the band used during the video game's depiction of the song "Welcome to the Jungle."

According to the Daily Breeze:

"Simply put, the association between Slash and Guns N' Roses ended almost 15 years ago. Rose resists any attempts to revive or strengthen this past association," the complaint says.

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A trial date has been set for January 23, 2012.