Lead singer of the multi-platinum selling pop rock act Maroon 5 has filed a lawsuit against mega-publisher Activision. The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, concerns the use of Adam’s likeliness in 2009’s Band Hero. Adam agreed to have his performance of ‘She Will Be Loved‘ motion captured, allowing his avatar to be created for in-game use. Unbeknownst to Adam, his avatar would wind up performing many more songs than just his, including those with female lead vocalists.
Furthermore, other artists who contributed their likeliness were paid more money than Adam, specifically so that their avatars could perform any song in the game – effectively robbing Adam. I’d say he was owed some extra dough, wouldn’t you? Adam is suing for fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, violation of the common-law right of publicity, and unfair business acts or practices for a yet unspecified amount.