The band No Doubt—basically, Gwen Stefani—put an end to its lawsuit against Activision for the means by which it was portrayed in 2009's Band Hero, a spinoff of the Guitar Hero franchise.
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…
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?
No Doubt suing Activision was one of the feel-good stories of 2009. Mostly because it involved somebody suing Activision. Activision, however, are now counter-suing No Doubt. And things are probably going to get messy.
On the other hand, seeing Cobain, Cash and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy performing "YMCA" or, say, The Spice Girls' "Wannabe" is the kind of thing that some people may find objectionable. Who knows?!
If you are planning on picking up Band Hero because it contains some of your favorite songs, be warned that some of the tunes have been
butchered edited beyond enjoyment.
As seen by reader Jon at a Christian goods store.
No, you haven't stumbled onto Gawker.com. Fall Out Boy emo rocker Pete Wentz described the Risky Business-esque floor sliding for Band Hero as "not easy".
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?
Band Hero's track list continues to confuse the hell out of me, as newly revealed songs from Hilary Duff and Jesse McCartney mingle with newly revealed songs from David Bowie and Counting Crows.
With Guitar Hero 5 coming out this September, it might be hard to imagine why someone would want to pick up a copy of family-friendly Band Hero in November.
There aren't quite enough DSi owners around yet to justify Vicarious Visions adapting their portable version of Guitar Hero to work with Nintendo's latest portable, the developers told Kotaku this week.
Activision's pop-ridden Guitar Hero spin-off Band Hero scores Taylor Swift as a playable character, and while I might not know who she is, she sure looks fine in polygons.
Sure we we're pretty much positive that DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero were coming, but now Activision has made it official, official, and they're coming this fall.