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Following hot on the heals of Courtney Love's anger over the inclusion of the late Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5, the band No Doubt is suing Activision over its inclusion in pop music video game Band Hero.

According to a statement issued by the band, it "agreed to place avatars containing their name and likeness performing three No Doubt songs," but Band Hero allows their use in more than 60 other songs without the group's knowledge or approval.

Additionally, the band stated that individual band members can be "isolated into solo performances of these cover songs and placed randomly in countless variations".

No Doubt is seeking an injunction and damages in the suit.

Activision has responded to the claims, labelling the lawsuit as "without merit".

"Some of the world's most popular and iconic artists have been featured in Guitar Hero as playable characters, and we are proud to count No Doubt among them," read an Activision statement. "Activision has a written agreement to use No Doubt in Band Hero - an agreement signed by No Doubt after extensive negotiations with its representatives, who collectively have decades of experience in the entertainment industry. Pursuant to that agreement, Activision worked with No Doubt and the band's management in developing Band Hero. As a result, 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. Activision is exploring its own legal options with respect to No Doubt's obligations under the agreement."

Band Hero will be available in the UK from Friday, November 6.

Via Kotaku

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Game Stats

Release Date: 06/11/2009
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Rhythm Action
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 9,039 89
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