Date: 5th October 2005

Harry Potter band in legal battle

Harry Potter film bosses are facing a legal battle - over the name of a one-off band featuring members of Pulp and Radiohead.

A rock band called the Wyrd Sisters perform at Hogwarts' Yule Ball in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, due out next month.

But the name is also used by an all-girl Canadian folk group - who are now considering legal action, reports the Sun.

The Wyrd Sisters in the film will be played by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and Radiohead's Phil Selway and Jonny Greenwood.

But the real Wyrd Sisters are threatening to sue Warner Brothers as they've been performing under the name for 15 years.

Singer Kym Baryluk said: "It's a little late to be changing our name, not to mention very costly. We're quite sad about this. It has been messing us up for quite some time.

We've had to cancel tours abd delay the release of our new album. All of this is because we're not sure if we can continue under our name any more."

Source: Press Release



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