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"proper music" hahahahaha

Oct. 30, 2012

Really buddy? REALLY? You thnk Nathen Maxwell needs to ride on YOUR coattails? Are you insane? Have you heard his music and yours? I have. If the man did anything to try to associate himself with your band, I'd have to suggest he get his head checked. It could not be clearer how in the wrong you are. You think he owes you money because YOU stole his name??? Good luck in court, "Boy King" (I can't even type that without laughing....)You're gonna need it.

Oct. 30, 2012

Just for some background...... The Bunny Gang or The Original Bunny Gang, has been a roots movement, amongst a core group of people since the early 90's maybe even the late 80's. Nathen Maxwell was deemed The White Rabbit long before Flogging Molly. All though Nathen has contributed to the Flogging Molly legacy full heartedly, he has also been working on and collecting the material for this project for years, prior to it's official release. It is arguable, that conceptually this has existed long long before some of you guys even picked up an instrument. It's a shame, we had to resort to name calling and your fans have to threaten his family. Nathen is a warm hearted guy and a man of reason. You may understand later, as you adventure on in your career. When you are constantly touring from one timezone to the next, that you may not always be able to handle you affairs personally. I guess it works out for you too, though. I see you have gotten a good amount of publicity over this. I wouldn't have even known you existed otherwise. Cheers to taking advantage I guess.

Oct. 30, 2012

Ignorance is bliss? Please research a band name before deciding on it people! Nathen has been OBG or BG for MANY years prior to finally releasing a record under the name. If there was any one that was there, using the name "from day one" it was Nathen. To resort to name calling and threatening his family really shows the immaturity and unintelligence of Dustin and band mates. No one is riding on your coattails, Dustin. You are riding on Nathen's. If you had a chance to meet Nathen, you would know that he is not an "ahole". He is kind, friendly, and a loving family man. You my friend, Dustin, have proven yourself to be the "ahole" in this situation.

Oct. 30, 2012

It's very obvious that this Dustin character is trying to gain publicity off of this. Nathen Maxwell's and his group of friends growing up were called "The Original Bunny Gang" or "OBG", if you need proof of this you can just check his tattoos on his body. Maybe that's why he feels "entitled" to it. He is a professional touring musician and Lothspeich thinks he has time to call him to speak with him about this? Obviously he has no clue what it takes to be a professional. Lothspeich's Bunny Gang is causing a lot of confusion and that's probably what he wants. That way he can get a little press himself. As far as legal standing, it's probably all gone out the window with the threats to Nathen and his family.

Oct. 30, 2012

It feels like this new band simply was looking for a quick way to make money or get some publicity. It's a shame that people are this sneaky and can't just do what's honest. Well, it'll be left up to the courts. Hopefully, they get taught a lesson by the court system about scamming for money.

Oct. 30, 2012

Do you guys know what a bunny gang really is? Have you ever used batteries in your Walkmen?

Oct. 30, 2012

Are you kidding me. so They have had the name way longer than you have existed and you chose to use a name by either stealing it or for lack of research on your end to see it was already taken but they are assh*les? And on top of that you want them to have to pay for a mistake you could have avoided had you used a brain before picking a band name? i hope you end up having to pay them just for annoying them.

Oct. 30, 2012

My favorite part is how Dustin is quoted as saying "Sorry, bud, we’ve been Bunny Gang since day one..." That would be day one May 2012. Not Day one 2009. It's on the band to do due diligence to make sure the name they want is available. In this case Dustin could have looked at iTunes. A-hole musicians don't make it very far. Especially when they act like a-holes to established and well known musicians/bands. It sounds like Dustin has a favorable relationship with Sand Diego Reader which is why this article and the band page are written with a favorable bias towards Dustin and Boy King. Doesn't matter. Dustin's band changed their name. In the public eye, it's obvious who won. Also, don't threaten people's families. That never ends well.

Oct. 30, 2012

So they accidentally stole a second band's name? Nevermind that Nathen's band is both in the right and far more well known. This article reeks of yellow journalism and favoritism.

Oct. 30, 2012

Yeah I love they way he said that they've been 'Bunny Gang' since the beginning, i.e. 3 years after the actual 'Bunny Gang' set up.

And the way the article states that they "did not file his application for the trademark and service mark for “Bunny Gang” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office until August 28, 2012". You know, because every British band should register themselves in the U.S. just in case they get famous!

This band did not have a leg to stand on legally - that is why they changed their name. What a shower of jokers!!!

Oct. 30, 2012

Its amazing how ignorant some people can be, dustin lothpuuuke has no merit in his cry over the bunny gang name, did he not do any research on intellectual property or is he living in a conceited bubble, get off Nathens back little boy king, you have nothing to offer fans of the bunny gang and riding on their respectful platform will do you no good.

Oct. 30, 2012

Couldn't agree more...great point. I'm glad someone brought this young pretender to order. Just because he hasn't heard of something, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

If I claim I never heard of the "Arctic Monkeys", could I call my band that??

NO!

Oct. 30, 2012

Alright. All finger pointing and childish name calling aside, Mr. Lothspeich is in for a very rude awakening if he chooses to go to court. Speaking from personal experience, Mr. Lothspeich and bandmates had better have some very deep pockets. Advice for this SD bunch? Choose another name and get on with your careers. Your lawyer is either a hack or a crook. You will lose, and you will pay more than you can imagine. Ask around. You're not the first bunch of snotty little bastards to pull this shit. I have no connection, in any way, with either band. I'd just like to see Mr. Lothspeich and friends benefit from the difficult lessons learned by a long line of mistaken and misled upstarts before them. This is a slam-dunk for Mr. Maxwell's legal team. A smart bunch of musicians, Mr. Lothspeich, would let this thing go. (snotty little bastards was used as a term of endearment, and as a suggestion for a new name)

Oct. 30, 2012

I genuinely hope the San Diego Reader acknowledges their error in being favorable towards this band, who acted inappropriately towards a respectable and established band.

The fact that the boy king claimed "we quickly realized that we actually have the upper hand and a very solid course of action against him if it comes to a court case" should be taken as being disingenuous and just wrong.

You appear to have been lazy in choosing a band name and it appears that you are trying to get free publicity from gullible newspaper reporters.

Get your act together San Diego Reader...

Oct. 30, 2012

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