Pearl Jam Shuts Down Tribute Band


Apparently, the members of Pearl Jam aren’t feeling very honored by the tribute act Pearl Jamm. The grunge rockers have reportedly fired off a cease and desist letter to the cover band, demanding they stop selling branded merchandise and give up their email addresses and web domains, the BBC reports. Apparently, the members of the real McCoy think the fake band’s name is too close to their own. In an online response addressed to Pearl Jam’s members, the copycat act writes, “You have broken our hearts. You have known of our tribute band for years yet have waited until a global pandemic to have threatening legal letters sent. This isn’t the Pearl Jam we know and love, the Pearl Jam that stands up for social issues and against corporate giants."

Is it fair for Pearl Jam to ask the band to stop using its name? Or do you agree with Pearl Jamm?