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Los Angeles (AP) — No Doubt is suing video game maker Activision for putting words in band members' mouths. The band brought suit Wednesday against Activision Publishing Inc. over a feature in the new "Band Hero" game that allows players to control virtual band members and have them sing other artists' songs. The lawsuit claims a feature allows players to have lead singer Gwen Stefani perform suggestive lyrics from the Rolling Stones' hit "Honky Tonk Women." The suit also notes a virtual version of bassist Tony Kanal can be made to sing his band's hit "Just a Girl," but with »
Listen, if Gwen Stefani wanted to croon like a dude about doing it with hookers, don't you think she would have done it by now? Unfortunately, the makers of the newly released Band Hero didn't take the hint and allowed for the avatar of No Doubt's frontwoman to be manipulated into doing just that. Which means only one thing: lawsuit time! The rock band has filed suit against the video game purveyor Activision, alleging fraudulent inducement and breach of contract, claiming that while Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young all signed off on allowing their likenesses to be used, it came with the stipulation that the company could only employ the use of three of their songs, "Don't »
No Doubt has filed a lawsuit against Activision, the makers of the music video game Band Hero, over the way the group are portrayed in it.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, their manager, Jim Guerinot, said they were "mortified" to discover their likenesses in the game can be used to sing other artists' songs. Each member of the band can also be isolated from the rest of the group to sing songs inappropriate for their gender.
When they brought their concerns to Activision, they claim the company refused to correct its actions because it would be too expensive and would jeopardize their revenue.
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With half of its members having started a family since their last tour, the dynamics of No Doubt have, indeed, changed since 2004 — and lead singer Gwen Stefani, guitarist Tom Dumont, drummer Adrian Young, and bassist Tony Kanal couldn’t be more thrilled.
“During that time off I did my own records and toured a little bit, but we got No Doubt back together as fast as we could,” Gwen — mother to Kingston James McGregor, 3, and Zuma Nesta Rock, 13 months — says of the group’s hiatus.
“I had two babies. There’s nothing you can do to rush that. »
Lindsay Lohan played host at the F1 Rocks music festival in Singapore over the weekend. After spending some time exploring the area with Samantha Ronson, LL installed herself in the front row and Twittered up a storm as Beyonce Knowles and the Black Eyed Peas took the stage Friday and No Doubt did their thing on Saturday. Lindsay also complained about being videotaped when she tried to let loose after the shows, decked out in quite the skin-tight outfit. Lindsay will be off to Paris next for the Ungaro show during the city's Fashion Week, but trouble is apparently brewing back home now that she's facing a possible lawsuit over an unpaid car rental bill. View 25 Photos › To see more from the event, just read more. View 25 Photos › Images include: Lindsay Lohan, Beyonce Knowles, Fergie, Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Adrian Young »
No Doubt have reportedly hired personal trainers to keep them fit while they tour the Us. The group admitted that they are unable to maintain the same levels of energy that they enjoyed during their heyday. "We travel with two personal trainers. We're getting older and we can't party like we used to," Contactmusic quotes bassist Tony Kanal as saying. Singer (more) »
- By David Balls
No Doubt take their personal trainers on tour. The 'Don't Speak' rockers - who have recently reunited following a four-year hiatus - admit they are no longer able to cope with the rigours of being on the road unless they are fully fit. Bassist Tony Kanal said: "We travel with two personal trainers. We're getting older and we can't party like we used to." The group have to rely on professional fitness experts because they attract too much attention if they go to a gym. Singer Gwen Stefani said: "I have to wear make-up to the gym because I get some dude doing sit-ups next to me and surreptitiously taking pictures." Gwen - who has two sons Kingston, »
No Doubt take their personal trainers on tour. The "Don't Speak" rockers - who have recently reunited following a four-year hiatus - admit they are no longer able to cope with the rigors of being on the road unless they are fully fit.
Bassist Tony Kanal said: "We travel with two personal trainers. We're getting older and we can't party like we used to."
The group have to rely on professional fitness experts because they attract too much attention if they go to a gym.
Singer Gwen Stefani said: "I have to wear make-up to the gym because I get some dude doing sit-ups next to me and surreptitiously taking pictures."
No Doubt have given their first live performance in five years. The reunited group played 'Spiderwebs', 'Don't Speak' and 'It's My Life' on Friday's episode of the Today show. Singer Gwen Stefani told host Matt Lauer that it took so long to get the band back together because she "was in postbaby" mode. Bassist Tony Kanal also confessed that No Doubt had faced difficulties trying to record new songs. (more) »
- By Chris Homer
Gwen Stefani is worried about taking her two sons on tour with No Doubt. The singer - who raises nine-month-old Zuma and Kingston, three, with her husband Gavin Rossdale - is concerned about how her bandmates will cope with her growing entourage. She said: "Before, when I was with the guys, I didn't have any kids. That's like, whoa, a huge deal. They dynamic of the band is different. It has to be. "I've got two babies and their nanny, and an assistant, and my security, and a hairdresser. It's not as much of a party, but that's what I need in order to perform every night." The 'Don't Speak' hitmakers - also comprised of Tony Kanal, Adrian »
Gwen Stefani is worried about taking her two sons on tour with No Doubt. The singer - who raises nine-month-old Zuma and Kingston, three, with her husband Gavin Rossdale - is concerned about how her bandmates will cope with her growing entourage.
She said: "Before, when I was with the guys, I didn't have any kids. That's like, whoa, a huge deal. They dynamic of the band is different. It has to be."
"I've got two babies and their nanny, and an assistant, and my security, and a hairdresser. It's not as much of a party, but that's what I need in order to perform every night."
No Doubt are preparing to hit the road on Sunday for a major Us tour. The band, who have reunited for the first time in nearly five years, will use the time spent on tour to jump start their creative process for a new 2010 album, MTV News reports. Gwen Stefani said that their studio sessions prior to the decision to hit the road were more about reconnecting than music being made. "We got a lot of hang-out time and we talked and had so much fun together, but we didn't actually make too much music," she said. However, bassist Tony Kanal revealed that once the dates for the tour began to emerge, the quartet found their creative stride. "We were in the studio, trying to write [songs for the new No Doubt record]. Things (more) »
- By Tim Parks
No Doubt are going to shake up the Upper East Side. The Gwen Stefani-led band have shot their cameo for the upcoming May 11th episode of "Gossip Girl" and some early shots reveal the lead singer clad in a loose white tank, reminiscent of the band in their ska-inspired early days.
The look is even more appropriate as Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young, and Tom Dumont play a fictional 80's band named Snowed Out. The flashback heavy episode, titled "Valley Girls," features a young Lily checking out her first rock show with sister Carol.
The episode will set up a potential new "Gossip Girl" spin-off which will star Brittany Snow and Krysten Ritter. No Doubt will perform "Stand & Deliver," a cover of 80's band Adam and the Ants and their first recording in over 5 years.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's packed weekend schedule didn't seem to faze the always-smiling duo. She brought Kingston and Zuma to say hi to her parents on Friday after joining her No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal the night before to watch Gavin take the stage. Music was still on Gavin's mind on Saturday as he took Kingston to see the tour bus that will carry the father-son duo around the country on tour. Yesterday, the happy family made a quick stop at a Whole Foods before commencing their Easter festivities with a bag full of eggs. Gwen was rocking her group's t-shirt for their holiday outings which along with their new song helps fans get excited for their reunion tour. View 30 Photos › To see more photos of Gwen, Gavin and their boys just read more. View 30 Photos › Flynet, Film Magic, INFDaily.com and Splash News Online »
No Doubt will premier their reunion on CW hit show "Gossip Girl." Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont will be performing Adam and the Ants' "Stand and Deliver," the band announced on its Web site.
This will be the band's first performance in five years. The show airs at 8 p.m. Et/7 p.m. Ct on The CW on May 11. Earlier this week, No Doubt announced plans for its first tour in more than five years.
The group is currently working on a follow-up to 2001's "Rock Steady." No name or release date has been announced. All members of No Doubt except for Stefani are appearing as Scott Weiland's backing band on the upcoming album "Happy In Galoshes."
The band's 45-city summer tour is scheduled to begin May 3 at the Bamboozle Music Festival in East Rutherford, N.J. The tour includes stops at the White River »
15 items from 2009
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