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Rock Band Violates WWE Copyright, Steamboat Welcomes Baby Boy, More

– WWE has applied for a new trademark for Sin Cara in Mexico.

– The WWE Supershow on October 1st in Mobile, Alabama drew 3,200 fans for $92,000.

– WWE developmental wrestler Richie Steamboat and his girlfriend welcomed a 7 pound, 3 ounce baby boy this past week, making Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat a grandfather. The child was named Richard Blood IV.

– Rock band Nada Surf violated WWE copyright on their new album with a song called “Somebody Take the Damn Money.” The song was based on the 1983 feud in the Carolinas where Harley Race put up a $25,000 bounty for anyone who could take out Ric Flair. The song included clips from Race’s famous promo. They’re currently re-working the song to get through copyright issues.

Because of the violation, WWE took legal action and Nada Surf’s new album has been delayed.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Daniel Stockwell

    They could release the album online for free and sample it for free.

    I remember the Rhianna thing – I don’t think it was released. Still, that’s good publicity for WWE – filing a suit against the biggest star in music today.

  • Ironcross

    i’m sure if they went to the wwe first and asked to “promote” something that belonged to the wwe and gave wwe a cut they would have been fine

  • voice of reason

    wasnbt there a problem years ago with a rihanna album cover & an image of sandman

  • RoxanneConner

    They should have gotten permission, but this is such a trivial thing that it’s awfully petty on WWE’s part. It doesn’t hurt their product at all and just seems more like an exercise of their power than anything else.

  • scooter

    Richard Blood IV sounds like the title to a bad vampire movie

  • Dave L

    why not just pay WWE the .05 it would cost to sample that and move on.. seriously Only marks would no where it came from. Nada surf should have said F it and put it out anyway just for the super press it would have received big ole WWE suing a band for a couple seconds from 1983 :LOL:

  • CC

    Why do these bands think they can get away with sampling tv shows and films etc, and wont get found out?
    Granted, they probably dont have the biggest fan base in the world, so probably thought it would go unnoticed, but nobody in the entertainment industry will allow people to sample their product without getting permission or paying for the right to do so.
    Bands have sued other bands before because they sampled their song, so its not like its a secret that copyrighted material needs permission before its used.