Artists and Boston Music Community React to Death of J. Geils"Thinking of all the times we kicked it high and rocked down the house!," wrote J. Geils Band's lead singer Peter Wolf on Facebook. "RIP Jay Geils."
Peter Wolf On J. Geils: 'He Broke The Brotherhood'J. Geils' recent lawsuit claims he owns the rights to the name "J. Geils Band" and the band is violating his copyright by touring without him. Singer Peter Wolf says the legal issues are just one way a band like theirs faces trouble over time. It's hard to avoid when the same group of guys play together for almost five decades.
Peter Wolf Talks 'Deceptive' J. Geils vs. J. Geils Band Lawsuit"Deceptive," "disturbing" and "fraudulent" are just some of the ways Peter Wolf describes Geils' legal action against the band.
J. Geils Sues The J. Geils Band"Mr. Geils has this trademark and never transferred it to anybody," Geils' attorney Chuck Grimes told the Boston Globe. "These guys performed in Mr. Geils’s band, but that doesn’t give them the right to grab the name."
J. Geils Band To Tour Without J. GeilsSo why no Geils? Legal drama.