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Maroon 5 singer sues Activision

Adam Levine unhappy with his role in Band Hero

Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine is suing Activision over his the use of his likeness in music game Band Hero.

The singer alleged that while he performed both the hit song She Will Be Loved and provided motion capture for the game, he was not aware he avatar could be used to perform other musician's tracks.

Levine also claimed that he received a lower fee than other Band Hero artists.

According to The Wrap, Levine is seeking damages for breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, violation of the common-law right of publicity, and unfair business acts or practices.

Activision has so far failed to comment on the lawsuit.

Last year No Doubt filed a similar lawsuit against Activision over Band Hero.

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