Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) is set to appear posthumously in Guitar Hero 5, as has been confirmed by the game's creators Activision. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Activision's vice president Tim Riley discussed how Courtney Love, Dave Grohl and Universal publishing had together signed a deal securing Cobain's appearance in the popular game, with the tracks "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Lithium" to be included.

Riley remarked that Love had herself been involved in the creation of the virtual Cobain, commenting that: "she picked the wardrobe and hairstyle, which turned out to be the 'Teen Spirit' look," and using the term "Adonis", she went as far as to specify that Cobain should have a "sort of athletic definition but not overly so".

Guitar Hero 5 is set to be released during September of this year.