Rock band The Romantics have filed suit against Harmonix, RedOctane and Wavegroup Sound for the cover version of "What I Like About You", included in Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, reports Billboard.
Mankind ill needs these gay things like Rockband and Guitar hero.
quit using "gay" as a derogatory word.
Definitely an "LOL moment" right here folks.
" you've just played guitar hero long enough to score 1,000,000 pts."
" you two are...... [email protected]
Can't people just get along? What if people said "that's so negro" or something? How would that go over? Stop the hate.
oh man element.. that was frickin hilarious, but i understand ya, its just that... no one really cares.. hehe
I mean, it's not like i'm pissed off or anything, but it does get annoying when people say "that's gay" or something.
That pic of The Romantics looks so GAY..jeez..
No one was using the word gay or [email protected]
Face it, the term gay has become common slang and most of the time it is used in a way that has nothing to do with homosexuals, so calm the hell down.
@1.1 - There is nothing wrong with using 'gay' in that way. Don't be so politically correct. If you, yourself are gay, he has in no way insulted you. He didn't say 'Gay people should die' or anything, he simply used the term 'gay'.
Anyway. Thanks band. Hopefully in the next installments we wont have to put up with these stupid versions that sound familiar to the original. Bring back the really bad covers!!
Its wrong that this band shouldn't be able to live off their song for 20 years!
Edit: @ 1.4. "Thats so negro" wth? Even if thats said, why would that be offensive? Do Negros offend you? Its safe to say that a huge majority of the music at the MOBOs are very 'Negro'. Please grow up.
I'm not insulted, just annoyed. Look at my post 1.6
The only people who need to "grow up" are people like you chief.
man is getting popular everybody sue everybody these days...
look at em they need all the help they can get.
The Romantics need money much?
WOW the 80's as beens...are suing becuase someone actually choose to acknowledge they use to make music..and now they're suing instead of jumping on the band wagon and offerig more songs for DLC content..!!
uhh what's that..no one likes the Romantics there just looking for a quick 15 minute of fame...ohh okay..
aaaww how romantic...
They are obviously like every other mainstream piece of sh|t band. Just in it for the fame and fortune. Makes me sick.
If it weren't for indie rock I would've lost my mind with the garbage, full of themselves bands found out their today. You speak the truth.
had it been you're intellectual property
i know i wouldn't be a douche about it if i was in their situation. if i made music it would be for everyone else to enjoy, not for MYSELF. way to get rid of potential fans romantics, ya has beens
uh, that should probably be, "never was-es"
Copyright law allows for fair use of artistic works. Even though they feel like it sounds too much like the real thing it isn't the real thing. I don't see how they're going to win.
Doesn't the band have to sign a contract or something to allow covers? Who cares if they're just as good?
It's called fair use. I don't think that the band has a leg to stand on.
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