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Adam Levine Suing Activision Over Band Hero Avatar

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Dude sings like a lady and he did not sign up for that!

Adam Levine of The Voice and Maroon 5 is suing Activision over his avatar in Band Hero. In the game, a character using his likeness is used when a player reaches the band's hit She Will Be Loved in the game. That Adam agreed to.

However, he had no idea that this avatar could then be used in other elements of the game, namely during other songs. The suit claims that the other songs "would not have been chosen by him for recordings or performances," as some of those performances use other people's voices, "including female voices." Adam filed the suit in a Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday, claiming fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, violation of common-law right of publicity, and unfair business acts or practices.

Geez. Activision needs to get their act together - or else no musician will ever want their likeness in a game again!

Oh wait

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4 comments to “Adam Levine Suing Activision Over Band Hero Avatar”



  1. 1

    Yeah its kind of creepy. One of the later Guitar Heroes had Shirley Manson and most of the songs in the game were sang by male artists. So, when you chose Shirley Manson as your lead singer it would be a female singing in a man's voice. This happened also if you made a custom female character and chose her as your lead singer. Pretty bad. Really lazy programming. I don't realize how that could be a simple oversight.

    Also Activision is only the publisher of the game. Or even just the distributor. It changes game by game. The actual developers for the game are Neversoft. True, Activision is the parent company of Neversoft. Activision is also the parent company for ridiculously successful companies such as Blizzard and Infinity Ward. So they have their crazy corporate lawyers and sadly I don't think Adam Levine will get far.

    There's your geek lesson of the day Perez :)



  2. 2

    OMG he's lucky if anyone chooses to play as his charater cuz he is LAME!!! actually I get mad when I have to play as his charater when I sing "she will be loved" I wanna play as me not him. who cares if the track sings as a mans voice you can hear your voice as a girl so that's not an over sight. I think so celebrities take themselves WAAAAY too seriously. I LOVE GUITAR HERO it's way better than rock band especially in the graphics and charater department.



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    OMG he's lucky if anyone chooses to play as his charater cuz he is LAME!!! actually I get mad when I have to play as his charater when I sing "she will be loved" I wanna play as me not him. who cares if the track sings as a mans voice you can hear your voice as a girl so that's not an over sight. I think so celebrities take themselves WAAAAY too seriously. I LOVE GUITAR HERO it's way better than rock band especially in the graphics and charater department. oh yeah and Adam… get over yourself!

  4. Mtl23 says – reply to this


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    Didn't No Doubt and The remaining members of Nirvana sue Guitar Hero over thwe same thing??? Also hasn't Band Hero been out for a couple of years now???? He just found this out now???