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No Doubt is upset with the Band Hero maker, Activision and have filed a lawsuit. They claim that Activision used their likeness more than they were supposed to and they also disappove of some unauthorized performances. It seems a little complicated!
According to Â MTV,
In the suit, the band alleges that Activision exceeded the contractually approved use of the group’s avatars. No Doubt contend that their contract with the video game publisher allowed for the use of their music and likenesses in “no more than three” of their own songs, but that, in the final version of “Band Hero,” those likenesses are used in more than 60 songs, “Many of which include lyrics … which are not appropriate for No Doubt and would not have been chosen by No Doubt for recordings or public performances.”
In particular, the suit notes that through the use of the “Band Hero” Character Manipulation feature, No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani can be made to sing the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman” â€” which they contend is “an unauthorized performance by the Stefani avatar in a male voice boasting about having sex with prostitutes” â€” and bassist Tony Kanal’s avatar can be made to sing ND’s “Just a Girl” in a female voice.
Read the Entire Article here…MTV!!!