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US ska-pop band No Doubt - best know for its 1996 hit Don't Speak - has become the latest group to throw a hissy fit over the use of its lead singer’s likeness in a videogame.

The band agreed to lead singer Gwen Stefani’s likeness being used alongside three No Doubt songs included in Activision's videogame Band Hero, but they now object to gamers being able to ‘play’ Stefani alongside songs from other bands.

No Doubt has allegedly accused Activision of a breach of contract. Activision has said it “believes it is within its legal rights with respect to the use and portrayal of the band”, according to a report by the BBC.

The case smacks of a similar argument between Activision and early 1990s grunge rockers Nirvana.

Just last month the band’s surviving members – among them Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl – protested that gamers should only be able to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness to play Nirvana songs in Guitar Hero 5.

It is believed No Doubt is seeking unspecified damages and an injunction preventing Activision from distributing the game. ®

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