No Doubt Breaks Up Because of ‘Guitar Hero’
No Doubt did the same stupid thing Nirvana’s people did when they signed up their songs and likeness to be in the latest installment of Guitar Hero (Band Hero). Naturally, players are allowed to take the avatars of Gwen Stefani and Co. and make them sing songs they probably never want to sing, ever. Like “Everything Zen.” Naturally, the band or the band’s people were too stupid to realize this, and now, they’re suing the stupid people behind Band Hero. How pissed are they? Pissed! After all, the makers of Band Hero are now responsible for breaking No Doubt up.
Via USA Today:
“They agreed to play three No Doubt songs as a band,” Jim Guerinot, the group’s manager, tells the L.A. Times. “Activision then went and put them in 62 other songs and broke the band up (and) never even asked.”
In response to the suit, Activision released a statement to the Times and other outlets saying the publisher “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.”
OMG YOU GUYZZZZZ GUITAR HERO SLASH BAND HERO BROKE UP NO DOUBT!!!11!!!!
Again: a likely story. This is an example of a band or a band’s management causing a fuss over something entirely preventable and ridiculous and what essentially amounts to (a) a foreseeable problem and (b) a made-up problem. Sorry, No Doubt, if you’re entangled in some legal Spiderwebs, but leave a message, and maybe someone will call you back and feel bad for you. In the mean time, we’re replacing Slash with Gwen and we’re swapping out a guy with a giant eyeball for a head for your drummer.