When Artists Fight Over a Group Name

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  • The Commodores
  • The Pharcyde
  • Blackstreet
  • En Vogue
  • The Temptations
  • Klymaxx
  • Tina Turner
  • L.T.D.
  • The Platters
  • Chic
  • The Delphonics
  • Brass Construction

The Commodores

What's in a name? The Commodores are suing former group member Thomas McClary, who left the funk/soul band more than 30 years ago to go solo. Recently, McClary's been performing their old hits like "Brick House" and "Easy" with his new band as "The Commodores and Thomas McClary," and the originals want the money he's earned using their name.

This certainly isn't the first time group members have fought over ownership of a name, however. Read on for more battles.

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