The Pearl Jam tribute band formerly known as Pearl Jamm — spelled with two m's — has changed their named to Legal Jam after the Seattle-based band issued a cease and desist. The real Pearl Jam accused the U.K.-based tribute band of "damaging the Pearl Jam brand and causing confusion."
The tribute band issued a statement yesterday (Wednesday, Jan. 20th) which reads, "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.
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."