I’m on the plaintiff’s side on this one — The Romantics are suing Activision, publishers of the Guitar Hero series. Apparently, Activision paid the fee for recording a cover, but was perhaps a tad too faithful in executing. The resulting “What I Like About You” is apparently indistinguishable from the band’s original! That’s cheesy, and the band is not pleased. As The Romantics’ Wally Palmer said in an affidavit, “I was very upset because the band had worked very hard over many years to develop and use its distinctive sound.” Spit take!
Not even Hell would take these cases.
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