Nirvana album for Rock Band game
Launch Radio Networks reports: NIRVANA’s landmark 1991 album “Nevermind” has been licensed in its entirety for use in the upcoming Electronic Arts video game Rock Band, according to Tech Digest. Gamers will be able to download the complete album and play along to it as they’re playing the game. Rock Band will be available on November 20 for the Xbox platform. In addition, the song “Heart Shaped Box”, from NIRVANA’s 1993 record “In Utero”, will appear in Guitar Legend, a game in the mode of the popular Guitar Hero that’s being designed for mobile phones.
The licensing of NIRVANA’s music has accelerated in the past year since Courtney Love, the widow of late frontman Kurt Cobain, sold a 25% stake in her husband’s song catalog for $50 million.
Cobain’s image has also begun showing up on lunchboxes, an action figure and even a key chain that doubles as a small liquor flask.
Love’s manager, Peter Asher, told Variety that none of NIRVANA’s songs would be used for anything that Cobain would have opposed. It is not known whether Cobain played or liked video games.
A documentary about the singer-songwriter, called “Kurt Cobain: About A Son”, opens in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle in early October.