Gwen Stefani's Band is Still Pissed Off About Guitar Hero, Still…

Activision may have dusted its hands of Guitar Hero, Band Hero and everything else from that played-out lead mine, but lawsuits from upset pop stars continue. No Doubt, featured in Band Hero, still plans on taking Activision to trial, saying the publisher has illegitimately delayed the lawsuit and made insulting… » 8/05/12 4:56pm 8/05/12 4:56pm

Activision Is Getting Sued over a Music Game. Again.

A few years back, it was all the rage for musicians to sue Activision over appearances in Guitar Hero. Courtney Love was doing it, The Romantics were doing it, No Doubt was doing it, even Axl Rose was in on the action. » 8/05/11 1:00am 8/05/11 1:00am

Leaked Activision Memo: There's Just No 'Appetite' For Guitar Hero Now,…

Publisher Activision put its Guitar Hero business on ice earlier this year, signaling the end of a genre that was once white hot, but quickly flamed out. Why did Activision just bail on this formerly billion dollar business instead of taking it in a radical new direction? » 4/22/11 5:40pm 4/22/11 5:40pm

Band Hero Offers New Ways To Torment Kurt Cobain

Maybe Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash's respective wills demanded that their spirits live on in the form of a digital Village People cover band, meaning the option to export Band Hero songs into Guitar Hero 5 isn't totally bad. » 11/16/09 4:40pm 11/16/09 4:40pm

No Doubt Sues Activision Over Band Hero Likeness [Update]

Activision is catching legal heat from band No Doubt over the group's appearance in the recently released Band Hero. No Doubt is suing Activision, seeking damages for turning the act into "virtual karaoke players." Sound familiar? » 11/04/09 4:40pm 11/04/09 4:40pm

Activision Puts Higher Price On DJ Hero, Band Hero

The latest rhythm game ventures from Guitar Hero publisher Activision appear to have had their prices locked down, as online retailers are listing DJ Hero for $120 and the younger-skewing Band Hero for $200, higher asking prices than their predecessors. » 6/18/09 4:40pm 6/18/09 4:40pm