Despite Courtney Love's protestations via Twitter that she had no idea that Kurt Cobain's likeness would be used in the latest edition of Guitar Hero, much less playing other people's songs, Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig revealed to NME.com that Kurt Cobain's estate has "cashed the check" after signing a contract that allowed for a Cobain avatar in the game. He went on to suggest that Love was fully aware of the contract that she agreed to and had accepted the money offered: "I do know that there's absolutely a contract and we know that the cheque has been cashed," he told NME.COM. "I can only deal with the facts. It's very clear what the terms are."
Love took to Twitter to respond to Rosensweig's comments, stating: "Call me and tell me what cheque and for how much. You liquidate Kurt and you tell me I've cashed a cheque? We didn't get a cent," she wrote. "Now Mr Activision if you want to fix that I'd very much appreciate it. You've humiliated me and my daughter. People think we did 'Guitar Hero 5' for money when in fact we got not one cent. My understanding was you would pay me personally as I stated."
Rosensweig was apologetic when it came to Cobain's former bandmates Dave Grohl and Kris Novoselic's objections to Cobain's avatar and its ability to play songs other than those of Nirvana, but claimed that the real dispute should be between Love and the former Nirvana members. "We care about the artists more than anyone else and we would like to make artists happy in every circumstance," he said. "I'm disappointed in this case that there seems to be confusion between the band and the estate."