Whats up with Sony and Nirvana

#1 Posted by christopherson329 (210 posts) -

Thats 2 consecutive E3s with big titles from Sony that both have nirvana songs COINCIDENCE I THINK NOT!

#2 Posted by Miniexadoor (32 posts) -

Leading up to the reveal of SingStar: Nirvana

#3 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

Because Nirvana is pretty awesome?

#4 Posted by JasonR86 (9605 posts) -

Because they are cheap to license and then everyone keeps saying 'hey remember that Sony trailer with that Nirvana song?'

#5 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2224 posts) -

I'm waiting for someone to cover their songs from their unplugged recordings.

#6 Posted by GunstarRed (5022 posts) -

I think it's weird that they have gone with cover versions both times. The version of Heart Shaped Box that plays over the Infamous end credits is so damn similar that the only reason I can think of is that it's cheaper to not buy the originals.

#7 Posted by Jesus_Phish (609 posts) -

@gunstarred: That one really confused me. The games in Seattle. Nirvana were from Seattle. They put that entire Seattle grunge movement on the map.

So why get a cover version from a band who come from Los Angeles?

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#8 Posted by Willin (1279 posts) -

Let's just hope they don't licence 'Rape Me' for a trailer...

#9 Edited by CorruptedEvil (1707 posts) -

They probably have some kind of deal with whoever owns the rights to those songs.

Here's another Sony trailer with a cover of a Nirvana song.

#10 Edited by Jazz_Bcaz (209 posts) -

@gunstarred: Isn't Courtney Love the issue with licensing Nirvana tracks? Makes sense Sucker Punch would go for it though (Seattle and their attempted atmosphere with InFamous), even if a cover is the only option.

PS. Had to google to check that indeed Courtney Love does own (who's keeping track?) all of Kurt Cobain's songwriting copyrights and who the hell wants to deal with her?

#11 Posted by GunstarRed (5022 posts) -

@jazz_bcaz: Yeah, haha I always forget how crazy Courtney Love is. All that nonsense about Kurt Cobain singing other peoples songs in Guitar Hero. I doubt she'd want anything to do with any video game at this point... unless it was going to make her a ton of money.

#12 Edited by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1698 posts) -
#13 Edited by UlquioKani (1026 posts) -

It makes sense to use Nirvana for Infamous as it is Seattle but having a cover was weird. That Something in the Way cover is great though.

#14 Edited by Jazz_Bcaz (209 posts) -

@jazz_bcaz: Yeah, haha I always forget how crazy Courtney Love is. All that nonsense about Kurt Cobain singing other peoples songs in Guitar Hero. I doubt she'd want anything to do with any video game at this point... unless it was going to make her a ton of money.

That's an odd one too. I think she lost/sold the rights to his image so I don't understand her dispute, but it always seems to involve some sort of vitriolic outburst of rage to divert attention away from her paper thin excuse/cash grab.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11629 posts) -

Probably the same thing that was up with Sony and the Spider-Man font back when the PSP and PS3 were new.

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (14561 posts) -

I mean, can you blame them? Nirvana is awesome. I'll put on the self titled greatest hits CD that came out in like 2003 and I still am amazed at the range of vocals that Cobain had. That man was amazing and its still frustrating and sad that he took his own life.

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