Seriously guys, don’t you have enough cash and fame already without trying to bum more from game studios over pedantic and ridiculous issues. I’m referring to you Adam Levine of Maroon 5, who in an out of character move has filed a law suit against Activision for potential exploitation of his likeness. Levine, who is currently working as a voice coach on NBC’s hit “The Voice”, has been angered by Activisions use of his character within their spin off music title, Band Hero. Despite allowing his bands song “She will be loved” to be used and providing motion capture, Levine still has issues. These arise from his avatar within the game being used to sing over 60 unauthorised songs “which would not have been chosen by him for recordings or performances”.
Honestly, I like Adam Levine despite not being a Maroon 5 fan, but maybe he needs to go back to his magic joint and relax. I’d be honoured if I was even asked to have my likeness portrayed in a game, regardless of song choice. Greed, greed, greed, there’s no other words for it, with Levine even stating he received a lower fee than many of the other artists. Um….maybe it’s because they are better known and more of a draw card. Imagine some lowly extra demanding the same fee George Clooney receives for his films and walking off set when he is laughed at and dismissed. Levine has a multitude of charges filed against Activision for an undisclosed sum of money. I’m not saying Activision didn’t hold any information back, imp not sure, just get over it and move on.