An enterprising female rock band has taken on a new name, and some controversy. Calling themselves Britney Spears Naked, the group hopes to capitalize on the huge internet search volume for that phrase to give them exposure to potential fans. Despite threats of litigation from the rather more famous pop star whose name they've co-opted, they continue to use it for now at least.
Britney Spears Naked features an eclectic mix of pop, reggae, and country. The group came together as teens, and have been playing together for some twenty years. They met in high school in Houston, Texas. Originally they called their group Hot Crossed Buns, but the act never took off under that name.
Six months ago they hit on the idea of a new name that might help in the internet age. Consultants suggested something to do with Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, iPod, or Lindsay Lohan. Other terms to accompany the name were also discussed, including nude, naked, new, free, and so on. After many hours of discussion, along with copious quantities of alcohol and possibly other substances, they settled on Britney Spears Naked.
To go along with the new band name, each band member has taken on a related stage name. For example, the group's lead singer, formerly known as Wett Slutt, is now Naked Britney. Spears Naked is the new name for the drummer (formerly Bitch Itch), while lead guitarist Sloppy Holle is now Britney Britney. The biggest naming issue for the bandmates was the bassist, who was previously called Wotta Vagina. While she wanted to call herself Britney Spears Vagina, that did not go down well with the consultants who insisted on Naked Spears.
The new name appears to be working as the group's first video under the Britney Spears Naked name is getting a tremendous number of views on YouTube.
Lawyers for the real Britney Spears have sent threatening letters to the group and their management, but have not commenced litigation yet. Gossip columnists are raging over this, with some suggesting that the pop star is a fan of the music, and others suggesting the lawyers can't find the real Britney because she's always off somewhere getting naked for photographers.