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Madonna Changes Name of New Song Due to Joe Francis Lawsuit

Joe Francis preached about his “Girls Gone Wild” trademark, and apparently Madonna listened.

The Material Girl released her thumping new dance track “Girl Gone Wild” Monday, and Francis is taking credit for its slightly modified name after sending a sharply-worded cease and desist letter before the iconic singer’s Super Bowl performance.

The song was listed as “Girls Gone Wild” – plural form – when iTunes started taking pre-orders for the superstar’s upcoming MDNA album several weeks ago.

“We won a battle but we didn’t win the war,” Joe Francis told the Daily News on Monday, adding that he also owns the “Girl Gone Wild” trademark. “I actually really like the song, which doesn’t mean anything. It’s business. We’ve been very fair with licenses. And we’ve been talking (with Madonna’s people), and I think we’re going to get somewhere that will be mutually satisfactory.”

David R. Houston, the lawyer for Francis, said negotiations between the two parties have been ongoing.

Madonna’s spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment.

“This is not personal at all,” Francis said. “I’m flattered, quite frankly, that a brand I’ve developed and created has achieved this level of notoriety.”

NYDailyNews

  • PH

    TIS MAN IS A ASS WHOL IVE BEEN HEARING PEOPLE USE THIS NAME GIRLS GONE WILD FOR YEARS THERE ARE ABOUT 5 ARIST WHO HAS ALREADY SIND SONGS AND USE IT ON THERE ABLUM ITS NOT A TRADMARK NAME BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE USE THAT NAME ON SHOWS ABULM AND BILLBOARD WHY DIDN HE GO AFTER THEM WHY MADONNA YOU JOE IS A LOSER AND YOU ARE BROKE AND A JAILBIRD MADONNA IS NOT YOUR MEAL TACKET GO FIND SOMEBODY ELSE TO MAKE MONEY OFF

  • Sacha

    dont’ public bullshits please!! check billboard: 50 songs named like that and he only cares of Madonna?
    ahahahahahahahah

    • blondeLlisa

      Oh how many times have I said this? So 50 different people used the the words Girls Gone Wild for their songs and not a peep from this jerk off. I doubt he cared about them because they couldn’t line his pocket the way moneybags Madonna could. So much for his ” art” if you want to call it that. Madonna said she didn’t change the name anyway because of him. She has changed quite a few things on her album along the way.
      Anyway, there are so many snakes out there right now who hide under rocks or behind computer screens for the sole purpose of saying negative things about Madonna. You know who you are. A lot of Madonna fans have been enabling you to do what you do, but I’m not one of them and I ain’t never gonna be. I see you for what you are.

      • Sacha

        Well said!!

  • shle896

    Good for Madonna. Joe Francis only wanted money and now he won’t get a dime. What a dumb-ass.

  • MadonnaQueen

    Money seeking whores being desperate to threaten the Queen and snatching her fortune!!!

    What a desperate move, joe!!

  • alchemist

    another moron trying to pry money out of Madonna’s work. ugh.

  • L.U.V

    Is he fucking kidding, the song wasn’t named girls gone wild in the first pleace, if he actually listened to the song he would know that

  • BoyToy

    Joe needs to get a life his just trying to make easy money.

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