Jon Bon Jovi Turned Down Guitar Hero, Supports Courtney Love

Courtney Love may be mad as a hatter, but she's found an unusual ally in her fight against Activision's use of a Kurt Cobain avatar in Guitar Hero 5: Jon Bon Jovi.

The Bon Jovi frontman has told the BBC "I don't know that I would have wanted it either. To hear someone else's voice coming out of a cartoon version of me? I don't know. It sounds a little forced".

Does it ever. He then reveals that he was approached by Activision to appear in Guitar hero 5 himself, but said nothankyou.

"I had the paperwork, they wanted me to be on that game and I just passed," the long-haired heartthrob said. "But no-one even broached the subject with me that I would be singing other people's stuff. I don't know how I would have reacted to that. I don't know that I would have wanted it either."

True story: I won a karaoke competition at a pub in Barcelona in 1998 singing "Blaze of Glory".

Bon Jovi supports Cobain protest [BBC]