Actor stops Cassettes Won't Listen from using his name
Kevin Spacey has issued a cease and desist order to California musician Jason Drake, who records under the name Cassettes Won’t Listen.
Drake had titled his new album ‘Kevinspacey’ and had already pressed several thousand copies, but was forced to change the title after Spacey‘s lawyers informed him that the actor’s name is trademarked for use in both music and film.
According to music website Thewrap.com, Drake has now retitled the album ‘Evinspacey’.
Spacey does have a history of recording music to justify the trademarking. He contributed a song to the soundtrack of his 1997 film Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil and also sang during his portrayal of Bobby Darin in his 2004 film Beyond The Sea.
He has also begun booking bands to play at the Old Vic Tunnels through his role as artistic director of London‘s Old Vic theatre, with Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros playing five nights at the venue in March.