Singer/songwriter/Scientologist Beck has succeeded in getting a Texas "roots-rock" band called Beck & Cauthen to change its name. You know, so no one confuses Beck, a multiplatinum artist, with this band we're writing about, Beck & Cauthen. The band agreed without a fuss, though it means their record release date is pushed back to November. Here's how offensively-named band member David Beck explained the news to fans on Facebook:
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.
Huh. At least they're getting press out of it? Seriously though, who would've thought the day would come when Beck became The Man?