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    Default I wonder if Ed's Lawyers have seen this...

    Ok, so I was online looking at something when I noticed this little gem...

    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000MWTAAC

    "Von Hellion"? Methinks they did not get EVH's permission to use the pattern. Then again, maybe they licensed it. If they didn't, their minor alterations and the silly name probably wouldn't save them from a dilution claim. Besides, my homemade paintjob looks 10 times better and it didn't
    cost me anymore than about $5.

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    Damn what a rip off!!!
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    the way it should have been link below:
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    I sense a "cease and desist" letter in their future....
    Psalms 75:10: "All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; BUT THE HORNS OF THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE EXALTED."

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    That looks so bad that I don't think anyone would even care.

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    There are Van Halen songs on the game so...
    now more than ever, the world needs Eddie Van Halen
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    The song is clearly licensed; this is an accessory as an aftermarket product marketed to those who bought said game. The licensing of the music does not carry over to said products. As for caring, a bad knockoff dilutes the trademark even more than a good one by potentially tarnishing the mark holder's reputation (insert RRHOF/Lead Singer/20 Albums worth of music in my studio Joke here).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie's Little Monster View Post
    There are Van Halen songs on the game so...
    only "you really got me" is on there, which is a kinks song, but still referred to in the game with the line "as made famous by van halen"

    toys r us had this "von helion" graffix sticker available for free if you bought the game with the guitar when it came out the first week... i still see plenty of this vinyl sticker set marked down to about $5 (started at $15)...

    if you go to the company's website, it does not display this particular sku...

    http://www.gamergraffix.com/

    there are other sites if you do a search that sell similar customized stickers (say you want the zakk wylde ripped off from eddie ojeda target logo)...
    Runaround... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around... around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegallyInsane View Post
    The song is clearly licensed; this is an accessory as an aftermarket product marketed to those who bought said game. The licensing of the music does not carry over to said products. As for caring, a bad knockoff dilutes the trademark even more than a good one by potentially tarnishing the mark holder's reputation (insert RRHOF/Lead Singer/20 Albums worth of music in my studio Joke here).
    well, eddie does have some extra time on his hands right now (no pun intended)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    That looks so bad that I don't think anyone would even care.
    Agreed. They have succeeded in making a cool design look completely hideous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthadv View Post
    only "you really got me" is on there, which is a kinks song, but still referred to in the game with the line "as made famous by van halen"

    toys r us had this "von helion" graffix sticker available for free if you bought the game with the guitar when it came out the first week... i still see plenty of this vinyl sticker set marked down to about $5 (started at $15)...

    if you go to the company's website, it does not display this particular sku...

    http://www.gamergraffix.com/

    there are other sites if you do a search that sell similar customized stickers (say you want the zakk wylde ripped off from eddie ojeda target logo)...

    because it is the van halen version on the game, it has ed's solo and everything
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    It will be off the shelves soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonG5150 View Post
    because it is the van halen version on the game, it has ed's solo and everything
    from what I understand, it is NOT Van Halen playing the version on the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    from what I understand, it is NOT Van Halen playing the version on the game.

    Correct. It is not Ed. Per the game credits, the guitars in the game are played by Nick GFllant, Marcus Henderson, Lance Taber, and Lyle Workman. I have no idea which guy is playing "You Really Got Me" although he does a pretty good job sounding like Ed.
    Psalms 75:10: "All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; BUT THE HORNS OF THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE EXALTED."

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    except for a few select songs, all of the songs in I & II are people covering the original... most of the time, the songs sound pretty damn close to the original...
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    I saw one of these "Von Helion" GH skins at TRU today. The price sticker said they were originally $14.99, now they're 50˘. For that price I bought one. No idea why as I don't have anything related to GH. Just a chump, I guess. They had maybe a half dozen more.

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