No matter how slight a band name's connotation to slavery in America may be, now is the time to change it.
There must be more to this than chance. I spoke to band Ratboys and a music anthropology professor to find out.
A British researcher has written a whole book about a band with the same name who formed before the famous New Romantic hitmakers.
"We apologize to those who were adversely affected by our former band name. This was never anticipated nor our intent."
From American Nightmare (er, "Give Up The Ghost") to Blink (er, Blink-182), here are the bands who faced legal disputes over their names.