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Adam Levine sues over Band Hero game
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is suing the
makers of Band Hero over allegations his likeness was
misrepresented in the popular video game.
The singer agreed for the Maroon 5 hit She
Will Be Loved to be used in the Guitar Hero spin-off and performed
the song so an avatar could be modelled on him with motion-capture
But Levine claims Activision bosses breached
their contract by adding a feature which allows users to make his
avatar sing more than 60 songs by other acts.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior
Court on Thursday (04Aug11), The Voice coach insists a number of
the tracks "would not have been chosen by him for recordings or
According to TheWrap.com, Levine is suing for
fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, violation of the
common-law right of publicity and unfair business acts or
practices. He's seeking unspecified damages.
Artists including No Doubt and Axl Rose have
also launched legal battles over their inclusion in the interactive