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With Guitar Hero 5 less than a week away from release, Activision has announced that the era-defining frontman of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, will be a playable character in their latest installment of the successful guitar simulation franchise.

Hit the jump for some further details. “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,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Activision. He’ll be playable on two songs, the original recording of “Smells Like Team Spirit” and an unreleased live version of “Lithium,” and presumably he’ll be unlockable to play on other songs as well.

Here’s to you, Mr. Cobain. I hope you don’t get tired from all that spinning you’re doing down there.

  1. Isn’t this why he killed himself?

  2. Did he kill himself?

    I don’t know if he did but this site is a good read for any fans of conspiracy theories.

  3. All these guitar band games are getting ridiculous. It’s like America’s Best Dance Crew. It was cool the first season, but if you keep pumping it out like cookies in a baking sheet then it’s merely a copy of the original. LEARN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANTICIPATION!

  4. avatar Jickle

    I watched/reviewed a documentary recently about Kurt Cobain’s last 48 hours. I was meant to interview the director but he had a bike accident. :(

    In any case, this is exactly the kind of thing Kurt would have hated. The irony!

    • avatar LouiseMarieWarme

      U r so right! Kurt hated publicity! His least favorite track was “smells like teen spirit”. Because that is really what put him where he didn’t want 2 b , in the public eye !!! All he wanted 2 do was play his music and make enough money 2 pay his bills,buy food,rent,and buy his favorite records etc…!!!!I’m a woman from the bronx that is still mortified by his “death” LISTEN TO HIM EVERYDAY!!!!!! love ya SKYBLUEYES!!!!!!

  5. ^ That was me. Thought I was logged in. But apparently I wasn’t! Good times.

  6. avatar Justin Liow

    its stupid games like these that killed kurt cobain

  7. avatar johnny bartholemew goode

    sure he hated fame but it was about the music!!!

  8. avatar selina

    Kurt Didn’t kill himself

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