No Doubt counter-sued by Activision over 'Band Hero'

Company file lawsuit for 'failing in their due diligence'

No Doubt drummer Adrian Young has said the band are unlikely to release any new material in 2009. The ska-influenced outfit announced they were reforming in November, with frontwoman Gwen Stefani also hinting that they would release an album. However, speaking to MTV News, Young said the band would continue working on fresh material while they tour, but a new release will still some way from completion. Pic: PA Photos
No Doubt have been counter-sued by Activision over their video game Band Hero, with the company claiming the band are in breach of contract.

Gwen Stefani and co had sued Activision over the issue of their game characters being able to perform songs by artists other than themselves. They claimed that by allowing this to happen Activision had failed to stick to the agreement about the band's inclusion between the two parties.

Now Activision has sued the band, claiming it is they who are in breach of contract. The company clamis No Doubt had failed in their due diligence by not promoting the release despite supposedly benefiting from appearing in it, reports the The Guardian.

They claim the band should have been well aware their characters may be used in such a way and are seeking costs and damages.

Earlier this year Courtney Love complained about her late husband, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain's character being able to sing other artists' songs in the Guitar Hero game. She has not filed a lawsuit against Activision, who make that game as well as Band Hero, to date.

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