Christian AIDS forced to change name to Stay+

Manchester newcomers handed a trademark infringement notice by charity

Christian AIDS forced to change name to Stay+

Photo: Press

Manchester newcomers Christian AIDS have changed their name to Stay+, after the charity Christian Aid issued a "trademark infringement notice" against them.

The hotly-tipped collective, who are featured in this week's NME as the About To Break act, issued a press release about the name change, stating:

"Christian AIDS would like to announce a change. Powerful people with $$$$$$$ took us down. And all in the NAME of CHARITY."

A spokesperson for Stay+ confirmed to NME that the band had been issued a "trademark infringement notice" by the charity. The collective, who play their first gig in London on June 30 at The Victoria in Dalston, also uploaded a video to Aboutchristianaids.name to reference the namechange.

Pick up this week's issue of NME to read more on Stay+.
More News
Metallica's Lars Ulrich: 'Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20...
Idlewild set for 'special announcement' following five year break
Aretha Franklin covers Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' - listen
The Maccabees announce first headline show of 2014
Funeral For A Friend announce release of new album 'Chapter and Verse'
Lorde reveals new song 'Yellow Flicker Beat' on anniversary of 'Pure Heroine'...
Brian Wilson and Brandon Flowers cover George Harrison at tribute gig – watch
Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC and Muse tipped to headline Glastonbury ahead of tickets going on sale
Ozzy Osbourne confirms Black Sabbath will record their final album in 2015
BitTorrent sales of Thom Yorke album not chart eligible – but vinyl sales are
HMV report £17 million profit in the year after nearly going into administration
The Ting Tings and Bipolar Sunshine to launch Oxjam 2014 in London tonight
Alt-J cover 'Latch' by Disclosure; band say they're 'over the moon'...
Prince streams two new albums on Spotify – listen
The War On Drugs announce 2015 headline tour
Kid Cudi insults crowd before storming offstage during OutKast support set
Queen and Adam Lambert announce 2015 UK arena tour dates
Label to allow retroactive product placement in music videos
Peter Doherty claims The Libertines' Benicassim show 'put something back into...
FKA Twigs responds to 'unacceptable' racist tweets from Robert Pattinson fans
Noel Gallagher to hold intimate 'An Evening With…' charity Q&A evening
Today's new album releases: Jamie T, Gerard Way, Oasis, Prince and more

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today