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When is a tribute not a tribute? When it's a 'parasite'


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"ABBA have settled their lawsuit against the UK tribute act ABBA MANIA, who they’d initially targeted last month for trademark infringement. In a suit filed on December 3, the Swedish icons described the cover band’s behaviour as “parasitic and bad-faith”, claiming that ABBA MANIA were intentionally misleading fans into believing they’re endorsed by the real group. It was said in the lawsuit that ABBA gave ABBA MANIA an opportunity to change their name, but ABBA MANIA refused."

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

"ABBA have settled their lawsuit against the UK tribute act ABBA MANIA, who they’d initially targeted last month for trademark infringement. In a suit filed on December 3, the Swedish icons described the cover band’s behaviour as “parasitic and bad-faith”, claiming that ABBA MANIA were intentionally misleading fans into believing they’re endorsed by the real group. It was said in the lawsuit that ABBA gave ABBA MANIA an opportunity to change their name, but ABBA MANIA refused."

 

 

I suspect this is because Mamma Mia the West End show was part written by Benny and Bjorn, and ABBA Mania seem to be promoting themselves as the original and premier West End ABBA production. 

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On 24/01/2022 at 14:59, Grimalkin said:

Sabbath.

 

A Black Sabbath/Abba crossover. Versatility, that's the name of the game.

A bit like Elvana, a Nirvana tribute act fronted by an Elvis impersonator.  They're actually quite good.

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On 24/01/2022 at 14:59, Grimalkin said:

Sabbath.

 

A Black Sabbath/Abba crossover. Versatility, that's the name of the game.

A friend of mine is the main songwriter/vocalist/lead guitarist in a band that use the phrase " Putting ABBA back into Sabbath" in their marketing for gigs.

 

They do indeed have heavy riffs and harmony vocals in their repertoire...

 

 

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Have you heard Black Shabbath? They're a cross between Sabbath and Mr. Loverman himself, Shabba Ranks. It really doesn't work. I'll see if I can find a link.

 

Shabba!

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