Pearl Jam Creates Legal Jam for Pearl Jamm

Lawrence Kim
January 24, 2021

"The three-paragraph-long message doesn't mention any sort of legal dispute with Pearl Jam proper and features hashtags including "#PearlJamTribute" and "#PearlJamm" at its close.

A Pearl Jam tribute band will be changing their name following a legal notice from the original grunge rockers. It's unclear what exactly prompted the legal crackdown, but it bears mentioning here that Pearl Jam is scheduled to kick off the European leg of its Gigaton tour, encompassing 15 stops, in mid-June. Pearl Jamm was understandably pissed off, saying they "have not caused you or your brand any damage whatsoever" and hoped the band would overturn their decision.

A Pearl Jam tribute band, who recently received a cease-and-desist from the actual Pearl Jam regarding their name, have announced their amusing new name. "Yet your lawyers tell us it is indeed you, the band, that are behind this".

Apparently, the tribute band have been playing with the real Pearl Jam's knowledge since 2016. "We do what we do out of love and respect for Pearl Jam", LEGAL JAM wrote. "We have always been clear that we will "Yield" to Pearl Jam's demands and equally clear that our disappointment was only ever of the timing and manner in which those demands were made".

The tribute band issued their own statement after receiving the letter, calling the move "out of character" for Pearl Jam and "unreasonable", but stating that their love for Pearl Jam's music still endured. They had also asked the tribute band to privide email addresses and web domains that are connected with the band.

The tribute band posted a new statement under their new name.

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