The Tea Party - A Million Dollar Band Name?
No politics... Just Rock and Roll - oh wait, this is political!
The Tea Party, the Canadian rock band who's lead singer could be mistaken for a reincarnated Jim Morrison, may be on the verge of a $1 Million deal to sell their domain name teaparty.com.
When the band formed back in 1990 they chose their name based upon the name for the parties Beat poets of the 50's and 60's would have when they got together to get high and write poetry.
But now "The Tea Party" has become better known as a conservative political movement in the USA.
This represents a problem both for the band who reunited to go on tour this year, and the politicians - the latter would much rather it was them people found when typing "Tea Party" into a search engine.
“So much damage has been done to our name by the political movement that we’re considering selling,” said Stuart Chatwood, The Tea Party’s bass player, according to a report by Joshua Green at Bloomberg Businessweek.
At this point the price tag of $1,000,000 is just speculation, but given the amount of money that could be raised online for the upcoming presidential election, an amount like this is not out of the question.
That's all the politics for now - let's listen to some music instead...
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