And it continues! As you may remember, No Doubt filed suit against Band Hero creators Activision back in November 2009 for breach of contract due to the game using the band’s likeness (avatars) through out the whole game, which they were not aware of. The band was under the impression that their characters would just be used for the No Doubt game play. No Doubt (and Maroon 5’s similar suit) will go live in front of a jury in Los Angeles this June. We will keep you all updated!
Hollywood Reporter — We canâ€™t bring news about a Axl-Slash reunion, but we can exclusively report of a collaboration between Gwen Stefani and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine.
Both singers allege they granted limited use on names and likenesses for Guitar Hero spinoff video game Band Hero, but that Activision took its permission slip too far by having their avatars sing, dance and perform other songs by other artists. The lawsuits have now been consolidated with a jury trial tentatively scheduled in Los Angeles for June. Letâ€™s hear it for teamwork.