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Maroon 5′s Levine suing Activision over Band Hero inclusion

Friday, 5th August 2011 08:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine is suing Activision over his inclusion in Band Hero, according to Reuters.

The singer had fully agreed to appear in the game in 2009 for Maroon 5′s She Will Be Loved, as well as be mocapped for the game.

However, the game allows his avatar in the game to sing other songs than just his own, and in a multiple array of various voices as well. Oops.

Levine is suing for fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, violation of the common-law right of publicity and unfair business acts or practices, and is seeking unspecified damages

More details here.

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  1. funkstar

    so this is the same as the no doubt case (related posts) and the courtney love/kurt cobain one beforehand.
    does anyone know the outcome of those cases? were they settled? did they go to court? was someone left horribly embarrassed with wee on their face??

    #1 3 years ago
  2. frostquake

    Even though I understand Musicians wanting to “own” their properties as in songs, but since your a “Public” figure, your fair game for everything else. People are really tired of “Rock Stars” suing over EVERYTHING…Like they don’t have enough money! Do you really think because Levine can sing other songs it is “costing” him money and revenue…I sincerely doubt it. All People See is another Greedy F’ing Rock Star!!! So tired of this type of news…Bleh!!!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. JimFear-666

    i like when activision are sued :)

    #3 3 years ago