If you're looking to include "Beck" in the name of your new band, you better think twice. Otherwise, Beck will send his attorneys after you to request that you change your band's name. At least, that's become apparent after Hypebot learned that Texas duo Beck & Cauthen were asked to change their name after Beck's representatives came knocking. The Texans happily complied and will henceforth be known as Sons of Fathers, even though it means their new album will be delayed until November.
You can read a letter from the band to their fans regarding the name change below. It's pretty funny.
Hello Beck & Cauthen fans -
We are changing our name from Beck & Cauthen to Sons of Fathers.
To our surprise, we got a letter last week from representatives of Beck, who asked us to change it. We don't want to create confusion with Beck, or for that matter Jeff Beck, Glenn Beck, Beck's beer, or any other Beck. We hope he listened to some tunes from the new album, also called 'Sons of Fathers!'
It was a sign for us to change the name to something that included the whole band, not just a duo. We are all in this together and we all play a role. We used the phrase "Sons of Fathers" long before we wrote the song and changed the band name. It is our expression about the past, our families, our roots and who we are, good or bad, right or wrong.
Please follow us as we move over our to the new name:
Right now, we're focused on getting ready to play our second and third New York shows in October along with a few on the way up and on the way back. We hope to see you out there!
Sons of Fathers, it's who we are and we all stand for it.
David Beck, Paul Cauthen & co.