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Weezer Says It's NOT Miller Time!

10/2/2006 8:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a lawsuit filed by the rock group Weezer against the Miller Brewing Company. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges the beermaker used the name 'Weezer' in several ads that ran in Rolling Stone magazine in 2004. The lawsuit also names Miller's advertising agency and the production company that laid out the ads as defendants.

In the suit, the four members of the band (Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner and Patrick Wilson) claim Miller used the Weezer name in the ads without their permission. The suit also claims the ads feature endorsements by other bands and musical acts with whom Weezer "do not wish to be associated with in any advertisement." Furthermore the lawsuit says the ads were "grossly misleading and deceptive" and they have been "damaged in an amount ... believed to be in the millions of dollars."

Calls to Miller Brewing Company were not immediately returned.

13 COMMENTS

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1.

L.S    

first!!! miller sucks

2922 days ago
2.

Corey - idol reject    

ONLY AFTER ENOUGH MGD'S CAN I STAND LISTENING TO WEEZZER

2922 days ago
3.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

PARIS IS A SKANK,SHE NEEDS TO CHANGE HER STINKY PANTIES

2922 days ago
4.

JJ    

Umm, they are a little late with this. It ran in 2004 for heaven's sake-- Audioslave filed their lawsuit in mid 2005--- seems to me they just want publicity, why would they wait so long....

however Y&R should have known better....or at least Miller's legal team, who need to approve each ad.

2922 days ago
5.

Whatever    

Yes number #3 you are correct!

2922 days ago
6.

Joisy Boy    

huh? 15 minutes of fame are...50411 minutes overdue...when i first read this i thought it was about Pauly Shore...so sue me!

2922 days ago
7.

Whatever    

Weezer and Miller both suck.

2922 days ago
8.

JM    

love weezer, hate miller. good for them!

2922 days ago
9.

Cristina    

Miller- ick!

2922 days ago
10.

Matt    

Weezer sucks....they haven't made a relevant albumn since 1994.

2921 days ago
11.

Jen    

Miller sucks. They actually sponsored the illegal immigrant walk here in Chicago. Their banners were everywhere. They are based out of South Africa now, and don't care about their reputation. They just want cash. Spread the word!!

BAN MILLER PRODUCTS!!

2921 days ago
12.

Galen    

Wow, if Weezer was really interested in their cred they would stop realizing such s*** albums. Take back Make Believe.

2921 days ago
13.

wog    

okay weezer rules and miller high life rules they should get over it

2920 days ago

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