Prince fights to protect symbol copyright
Punk band Fenix TX has got in to hot water with their latest album, entitled “Purple Reign In Blood – LIVE” (a recording taken from their reunion tour), it features cover art depicting Prince’s all too famous glyph Prince love symbol. The album is due for release on 8 November. Prince’s lawyers filed a cease-and-desist letter to the Texas-based band over their use of the symbol that Prince used as a name from 1993 to 2000. This is not the first time Fenix TX has used someone’s name. In 1995 the band originally intended to call themselves Riverfenix, however this was stopped at the request of River Phoenix’s estate. Fenix TX said they were upset with Prince’s objection to the cover art as he was “a musician we grew up with.” However, the limited run of 30,000 copies of the album that have already been pressed will surely become a collectors item as the legal action was too late to stop the initial batch being shipped to stores before the album features its new cover art.
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