It’s housed the likes of The Runaways, Blondie, Sting, The Ramones and Patti Smith, but according to the Wall Street Journal, the company has sought permission to house many more acts in the virtual world.
The company, which needs permission from it’s debtors to promote the venue in any way, shape, or form, after the venue filed for bankruptcy and closed in 2006, has apparently sought permission to appear as a playable venue in the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
“We are an integral part of the game and Activision wants to prominently include CBGB in their worldwide launch plans, as well as in subsequent product extensions which can generate royalties for the debtor; however, without court approval of the agreement due to the pending motions to dismiss and to vacate the stay, Activision will downplay the role of the club in the game and eliminate the debtor’s trademark from their marketing plans,” said a CBGB representative on Wednesday.
The deal that will allow CBGB to appear in Warriors of Rock is scheduled to be heard by the Manhattan bankruptcy court on September 23rd. Seems like a little late for the debtors to reject the deal, seeing as how the game will probably have already shipped worldwide, but hey, who’s cares about realism in the video game world?