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Manager: Doc Watson dies at 89 in NC

Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a… Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician whose mountain-rooted sound was embraced by generations and whose … (more) […]

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine sues Activision

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is suing Activision over 2009 music game Band Hero. […]

No Doubt you can sue

No Doubt you can sue! Although sales of rhythm-based music games are on a steep decline and the “Guitar Hero” franchise is, as of February 2011, officially dead , that hasn’t stopped related lawsuits from proceeding. […]

No Doubt you can sue

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An Update on the No Doubt v. Activision Suit: The End of Guitar Hero?

We previously blogged about No Doubt’s lawsuit against Activision . In a nutshell, the band admits that it granted Activision a license to use the names and likenesses of its members in one of the Guitar Hero games ; however, the band claims that it never agreed that Activision could use avatars of the band members to perform songs by other artists … […]

No Doubt’s Activision lawsuit can go to the next level

The LA Times reports a panel of judges, agreeing with a lower court ruling , rejected Activision Blizzard’s appeal to throw out a suit by the band No Doubt over the use of its images in the game Band Hero . […]

No Doubt

The LA Times reports a panel of judges, agreeing with a lower court ruling , rejected Activision Blizzard’s appeal to throw out a suit by the band No Doubt over the use of its images in the game Band Hero . […]

No Doubt Lawsuit Against Activision Survives

A second ruling by a U.S. court has again denied the motion by Activision to have the case thrown out, says the LA Times . […]

Judges Refuse To Dismiss No Doubt Band Hero Lawsuit Against Activision

Activision may have lowered the curtain on its Guitar Hero brand, but it’s still got some unfinished business — namely an outstanding lawsuit by the band No Doubt, which a panel of judges is refusing to dismiss. […]

Report: Guitar Hero 6 Drops Celebs; Back to Rock and Roll

According to GoNintendo , which claims to have pulled details on Guitar Hero 6 from the latest issue of the Official Xbox Magazine , Guitar Hero 6 will drop playable celebrities and will have a “much bigger focus on rock & roll”. Band Hero’s Gwen Stefani and Guitar Hero 5’s Kurt Cobain To the first point, this is likely the case as Activision has … […]