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Green Jelly

Green Jellÿ is an American comedy heavy metal/punk rock group. Originally named Green Jellö, the band changed its name dueto legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement on theirtrademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically.

At the height of the band's fame, Green Jellö was plagued by multiple lawsuits. In 1992, they were sued by Kraft Foods for trademark infringement. Due to the name "Jellö", and more so the band slogan "GREEN JELLÖ SUCKS!", the band were fo ...read more

Green Jellÿ is an American comedy heavy metal/punk rock group. Originally named Green Jellö, the band changed its name dueto legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement on theirtrademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically.

At the height of the band's fame, Green Jellö was plagued by multiple lawsuits. In 1992, they were sued by Kraft Foods for trademark infringement. Due to the name "Jellö", and more so the band slogan "GREEN JELLÖ SUCKS!", the band were forced to change their name to Green Jellÿ, with an umlaut over the Y. This umlaut, according to the band, "changed the 'Y' sound to an 'O' sound". The band was forced to re-release their album and long form video, as well as change all merchandise carrying the "Jellö" name. (Some fans of the band had suggested the band had just added a "W" on the end [as in Jellow] but legal ramifications might still have come from it..

The "lawsuit" version of Cereal Killer was re-released in 1993 with warning box that reads "Not affiliated with or endorsed byKraft/General Foods".Later in 1992, Green Jellÿ was sued by the Kellogg Company for trademark infringement of their ToucanSam character, as well as others. The cover of Cereal Killer (both album and video) depicted "Toucan Son of Sam" the "CerealKiller" that kills other cereal characters, such as Snap, Crackle and Pop, the Trix Rabbit, and Lucky the Leprechaun inextremely gruesome fashion. The band were forced to change the cover art (originally depicting Toucan Son of Sam), as wellas place a white box in the center of the new cover which stated "Not affiliated with or endorsed by Kraft/General Foods".Additionally, the band was forced to remove the music video for the song "Cereal Killer" from the long form home videorelease.

In 1993, Green Jellÿ was also sued by the management of Metallica for partial use of their song "Enter Sandman" in the song"Electric Harley House (Of Love)". The bass and rhythm guitars in the solo section of the song play a riff close to that of"Enter Sandman", and even though the band mentions it in lyric immediately after the riff, the band was forced to remove thepart from the later CD versions of Cereal Killer and pull the music video from MTV. « hide

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1994

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Cereal Killer Soundtrack
1993

3.6
30 Votes

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