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.


Now, Johnny-come-lately Adam Levine, lead singer for Maroon 5, wants a slice, suing Activision over his inclusion in Band Hero. He's upset that while he signed off on the use of his avatar and voice in the game, he didn't know you could take that avatar and have it sing other people's songs. In other people's voices.

Levine is also seemingly unaware that this game was released in 2009.

He's after "fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, violation of the common-law right of publicity and unfair business acts or practices", and will be seeking "unspecified damages."

'Voice' Coach Adam Levine Sues Over 'Band Hero' Videogame [Reuters]

(Top photo by Christopher Polk | Getty)

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