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Samoroth
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:28 pm 
 

I really don't know in what subforum to open this thread, but I was wondering...does I need to ask a band permission to use a song title by them as the name for my band? I am mainly asking this because I don't want to change the name of my band along the way when/if the band founds out.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:31 pm 
 

you can do it without asking them, just make sure it's not daft...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:12 pm 
 

The trick is to simply name your band "Legion", because there's no way 200 bands will sue you at once.
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JohnTheDrummer
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:22 pm 
 

Just go for it and name your band "Jawbreaker (2009 Live Version)" and be done with it :)
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KosherCosby
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:24 am 
 

Don't like it. Reading the thrash recommendation thread...Bonded by Blood, Merciless Death...they all sound like tribute bands doing this.

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overtenmy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:07 pm 
 

KosherCosby wrote:
Don't like it. Reading the thrash recommendation thread...Bonded by Blood, Merciless Death...they all sound like tribute bands doing this.

It doesn't really matter too much what the name of the band is, so long as they are able to create good music. I don't look at Hate Eternal and think of it being a Ripping Corpse tribute band. But obviously choosing popular songs as a band name might not be the best choice. Choose "Ride the Lightning." No one would ever guess what band wrote that :lol:

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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:11 pm 
 

Judas Priest sued Exciter for stealing their name for $20million.
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aloof
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:46 am 
 

I don't think all past and present members of Exciter have seen 2 million between them, so that's *a little* far fetched :D
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Captain_Rom
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:42 am 
 

I think you don't need permission for this. You can do it without any problems.

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chaossphere
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:18 pm 
 

overtenmy wrote:
It doesn't really matter too much what the name of the band is, so long as they are able to create good music. I don't look at Hate Eternal and think of it being a Ripping Corpse tribute band. But obviously choosing popular songs as a band name might not be the best choice. Choose "Ride the Lightning." No one would ever guess what band wrote that :lol:


Ripping Corpse got their name from Kreator anyway.
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overtenmy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:28 pm 
 

chaossphere wrote:
overtenmy wrote:
It doesn't really matter too much what the name of the band is, so long as they are able to create good music. I don't look at Hate Eternal and think of it being a Ripping Corpse tribute band. But obviously choosing popular songs as a band name might not be the best choice. Choose "Ride the Lightning." No one would ever guess what band wrote that :lol:


Ripping Corpse got their name from Kreator anyway.

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elf48687789
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:02 pm 
 

You might want to check that the band name hasn't been used already, there's 5 Overkills, for example, and I think I've run into other song title names used by several bands.

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