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Maroon 5's Adam Levine sues Activision over 'Band Hero'

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs live with the band in Amsterdam, Holland

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Adam Levine has filed a lawsuit against Activision over his appearance in Band Hero.

The Maroon 5 singer and The Voice coach has claimed that his image was misrepresented in the Guitar Hero spinoff, according to Reuters.

Levine allowed the track 'She Will Be Loved' to be used in Band Hero, and recorded a motion capture session so his appearance could appear in-game.

However, in the final product, Levine's in-game avatar could sing over 60 other songs, including those with female voices.

It was added that Activision had informed other artists about the use of their avatars in other songs, and that they were paid higher fees for appearing in the game.

Levine has filed a lawsuit for fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, unfair business acts or practices and violation of the common-law right of publicity.

No Doubt, Courtney Love and Axl Rose have been involved in similar lawsuits with Activision in the past.

Band Hero was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PlayStation 2 in 2009.

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