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The Cool Kids ‘Hate the Idea’ of Name Change

Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish are commonly known as The Cool Kids, but that might be changing in the near future due to some vague ongoing legal issues. The rumored change, to Chuck & Mike, has been swirling around among industry insiders and across the Internet since early April, but fans were left in the dark as to the specific reasoning. At one point, a video hit the Web that referenced the new moniker, but the group’s recent mixtape entitled ‘Tacklebox’ used the usual Cool Kids name.

Now, in an interview with Time Out Chicago, both Rocks and Inglish shed some light on what’s going down.

“We’re in some legal bull,” said Rocks. “We’ve got somebody trying to sabotage us. The legal system takes time. But it’s 2010, man. We don’t have time to sit around waiting for paperwork. Hopefully people that listen to us, listen to us, not our name.”

“Names don’t matter,” Inglish added. “If that’s the thing we have to cut, we’ll just go by Chuck & Mike. But we put a lot of s— into that name. Honestly, I probably hate the idea.”

Perhaps due to this ongoing legal wrangling, the group is reluctant to get into the specifics. There has been a lot of speculation that the change might have something to due with the act’s much-delayed debut, ‘When Fish Ride Bicycles.’ The new moniker could potentially allow the group to record and release music outside of their existing record deal.

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