No Doubt Suing Makers Of Band Hero

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Isn’t this exactly what happened with Kurt Cobain?!

No Doubt is suing the makers of Band Hero for fraudulent inducement and breach of contract in order for them to remove their likeness from the new videogame!

According to the lawsuit filed in El Lay Superior Court, the band signed a deal to appear as an avatar in the Activision game, but only to sing three No Doubt tracks. The company went back on the agreement by allowing the stars to “sing, dance and perform over sixty songs” from a variety of artists, “transforming No Doubt band members into a virtual karaoke circus act”.

You can even make Gwen Stefani sing in a male voice! We’re sure she’s thrilled!!

“While No Doubt are avid fans of the Rolling Stones and even have performed in concerts with the Rolling Stones, the Character Manipulation Feature results in an unauthorised performance by the Gwen Stefani avatar in a male voice choir boasting about having sex with prostitutes,” states the lawsuit. “Activision has deceived and confused the public into believing that No Doubt authorised the use of its name and likeness for the Character Manipulation Feature of Band Hero and that No Doubt approves and endorses the appearance of its members individually performing songs that are wholly inappropriate and out of character for No Doubt.”

The band is looking to withdraw their involvement in the Guitar Hero spin-off because Activision bosses refused to correct the game.

Real clASSy!

[Image via WENN.]

Nov 4, 2009 7:52pm PDT

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