No Doubt Files Suit Against Activision Over 'Band Hero'

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Courtney Love isn't the only musician publicly feuding with Activision now, as No Doubt filed a lawsuit yesterday in Los Angeles regarding their appearance in "Band Hero." In a complaint very similar to Love's regarding Kurt Cobain's use in "Guitar Hero 5," No Doubt believes that their likenesses were re-purposed in ways they didn't approve.

"The band [members] are bitterly disappointed that their name and likeness was taken and used without their permission," manager Jim Guerinot said today, according to the Los Angeles Times. "They agreed to play three No Doubt songs as a band.... Activision then went and put them in 62 other songs and broke the band up [and] never even asked."

Activision begs to disagree, though, and responded accordingly.

"Activision believes it is within its legal rights with respect to the use and portrayal of the band members in the game and that this lawsuit is without merit," the company said in an official statement yesterday.

Music games have come a long way, becoming a new venue that everyone from U2 and The Who to Beyoncé want to get into. With that attention and all those dollars blowing around, a couple of lawsuits were bound to show up eventually.

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