#1
hey i was just wondering, is it legal to name a band after a song or album of another band?

i want to name my band killed by death, as sort of an ode to motorhead. is that legal? or if we get big (which we wont) will we have to change our name out of copyright infringement?.

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#2
nope
Green Day ring a bell?
along with a lot of other bands
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#3
green day is the name of a song? thats awesome..

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#4
No, it's perfectly legal. A band could sue you if they felt you were only getting famous off of their name/song title, and that's it really. Plus, if you did manage to get famous, they'd only sue in those circumstances if you were stupidly famous. Besides, Motorhead don't strike me as the kind to get bitchy over something like that.
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green day is the name of a song? thats awesome..

That's their own song, unless I'm mistaken.




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#12
yeah, but its kinda coverbandish... its not really a thing alot of bands stick with, for example, before the band the living end had that name, they were the runaway boys, named after a stray cats song.

but some bands have made it big with a name taken from a song, but they usually write the song, like AFI with A Fire Inside, or Green day with the song Green day.
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#15
i have just always liked that name, and i kinda got the idea from the band overkill, witch is named after the motorhead song of the same name. plus killed by death would be an awesome band name anyway.

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#16
You can, Superjoint Ritual is named after a lyric in a Dark Throne song.
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#17
You might get away with it. Nirvana was already a band in the UK before the Kurt Cobain one
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