Fuse #8

Friday, July 14, 2006

Wyrd Wacky Stuff

With last week's discussion of Harry and the Potters, I was somehow kept completely unaware of the bizarre suit against Harry Potter by a band named The Wyrd Sisters. When the film of The Goblet of Fire came out, there was a sequence which (in the book) consists of a band called the Weird Sisters playing at the Yule Ball. For the film, the band was played by Selway, Greenwood, and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. The name of the band is never mentioned in the movie, let alone the spelling, but try telling that to the Wyrd Sisters. They sued, which is never a good idea, with the justification of, "If we went somewhere new to play, after this movie is released, how many people would show up expecting the fellows from Radiohead?". I'm not even gonna touch that one.

Anywho, no big surprise when you learn that they lost. It's an interesting tale all the same.


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