Neoseeker : News : Band 'The Romantics' sue makers of Guitar Hero
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skythelegend Nov 22, 07
"The Romantics hope to stop the sale of Guitar Hero, in addition to receiving bag loads of money"
as well as start a career on chat shows earning* thousands of dollars per appearance
*stealing from the public
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RabidChinaGirl Nov 22, 07
That photo gives me bad chills.
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huntyr Nov 22, 07
That last sentence should be:
The Romantics hope to remind people who they are and gets lots of money doing it
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The5thAvocado Nov 22, 07
What's funny is that that song is probably the worst song in Guitar Hero Rocks the '80s.
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iamjoe56 Nov 22, 07
Litigation happy Society, that is all it is.
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Chad and Protoman Nov 22, 07
the who? i think that these guys are just like alot o bands from that time period had a couple of good songs then went down the crapper now the money's dryin up and this is the only way that they can get more money without getting a REAL JOB. i gaurntee that the band members probabely havent seen each other since the band broke up
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Hypnosis Nov 22, 07
Wow, amazing how they could possibly get some fame from this adn they sue.
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Chad and Protoman Nov 22, 07
on gamegrep i was reading the story they had turns out that the band has successfully seued companies for using it in comercials her is the quote

Gamegrep story-

Activision and Wavegroup Sound, the publisher and sound recorder for the massive hit game Guitar Hero, have been sued by The Romantics for a cover recording of the band's song.

The 1980s-era Detroit-based rock band claims the cover for "What I like About You" bears too much similarity to the original.

While the in-game usage was obtained by permission, the rock group has successfully sued over the song's use in television commercials in the past.

Band singer Wally Palmer pronounced himself "very upset" at the game's inclusion of the song. The Romantics spent years perfecting a "distinctive sound," he said.

The group's attorney, William Horton, honed in on the game's massive sales and expected revenue.

"The sales of this game are huge," he said. "We're all for good commerce. We just want to share in it."

cred to gamecrep

sounds like these guys do this for a living wonder if they would sue me if i downloaded there song off of limewire
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Guest Nov 23, 07

Dead and Rotting

The Romantics were a crummy band with two okay songs, the rest was rubbish. IMNTBHO, I thought everything they came up with was garbage. I really believed these guys were dead by now.

Romantics - Do our song on Guitar Hero!!!
Romantics - Oh no, it's too good
Romantics - We gonna sue your asses >

Dear Romantics, please return to your graves and continue rotting.
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kspiess Nov 23, 07
If the Romantics were here right now in our Neoseeker office I'd say, "Look guys, cut the hair, spend less time in court, and more time writing new songs."

But they'd probably ignore me. Oh well.
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KeatonXZX Nov 24, 07
it seems as if they would rather play Toon Town then Guitar Hero
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oni_hero Nov 25, 07
All this is is some washed up band that was horrible in the first place, trying to get money and semi-fame from a huge craze in current day.

They think, if we sue these guys then come out with a horrible comeback record, people might buy the pile of garbage!
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jonnyblack1301 Nov 25, 07
Yeah cuz it's so hard to play "What I like about you" as good if not better than these guys. And forgive my ignorance, but isn't the point to sound like the original recording artist?
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Guest Nov 25, 07
LOL - sounds too similar! That song is probably the easiest song in the world to play (talk to any guitar hack). Distinct sound my ass! You can't play it any differently! Thats why they sucked!

These guys are just wash outs looking for a quick buck.
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