The founder and namesake of the J. Geils Band has filed a lawsuit against his former band mates over the use of the band name in an upcoming tour that J. Geils is NOT apart of.
According to rollingstone.com, John Geils filed the lawsuit in Boston Superior Court against band members Peter Wolf, Richard Salwitz, Danny Klein, and Seth Justman claiming they “planned and conspired” to exclude Geils from the tour and unlawfully using the group’s trademark name.
Geils is seeking full rights to the trademarked name and prohibition of the defendants’ use of the band name, plus damages.
Geils’ lawyer Charles Grimes said, “Together they’re the J. Geils Band, but separately they’re Mr. Wolf, Mr. Salwitz , Mr. Klein and Mr. Justman.”
Grimes added, “They do not have the right to take his name and use it, and try to deny him the right to use his own name.”
The J. Geils Band is scheduled to kick off an 11-show tour on August 25th in Syracuse, New York.
Hope we don’t get sued for sharing with you all our favorite J. Geils Band tunes. Or, whatever they plan on being called.
– Nate Winslow//jackslittlehelper