GWEN STEFANI NO GUITAR HERO

Published on: November 6, 2009
GWEN STEFANI NO GUITAR HERO

Gwen Stefani and her No Doubt band mates are in a battle with best-selling video game Guitar Hero.

They don't like the fact that their avatars in the game can sing other people's songs as well as their own.

According to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the band alleges it gave Activision, the makers of Guitar Hero, permission for the game's avatars to sing three No Doubt songs, but the final product allows players to perform over 60 songs, turning band members "into a virtual karaoke circus act."

 No Doubt members Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont also charge the game allows avatars of them to perform vocally as soloists, "including having male members sing with female voices."

They're also incensed the  sim-game allows players to manipulate their likenesses "to engage in unapproved acts with other characters included in the game," the lawsuit papers say.

No Doubt wants to axe the contract, stopping the alleged unauthorized use of their name and likenesses and are also seeking an unspecified amount in damages.