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A Pearl Jam tribute band, who recently received a cease-and-desist from the actual Pearl Jam regarding their name, have announced their funny new name.

The U.K.-based tribute band formally known as Pearl Jamm will henceforth be called Legal Jam after making headlines for sharing they received “threatening legal letters” regarding their original name.

In a statement from the band, they said, “We appear to have set the internet on fire this week and it’s time to extinguish the flames. A name doesn’t define us. We do what we do out of love and respect for Pearl Jam. 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. We are proud to announce our new name: ‘LEGAL JAM’ which we thought would be fitting and under which we will continue to perform the music of Pearl Jam in the most heartfelt and authentic way.”

The band’s statement concluded, “We look forward to reconnecting with our own fans (and other tributes) who have been so supportive through this as well welcoming the new fans who have joined us over the last week, as soon as we are back on the road.”

 

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.