TIL that when Iron Maiden requested permission to name a song “Dune”, the author’s agents wrote to them that: “Frank Herbert doesn’t like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially bands like Iron Maiden” by whatilearned July 20, 2021, 9:04 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piece_of_Mind#Composition What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote Agentsauthorsbandsdoesn'tDunefrankheavyHerbertironmaidenpermissionrequestedrocksongTILToday I learnedwrote See more Previous article If you own an Xbox go and read the reviews for the space jam game, they’re very interesting. Next article The future is now 10 Comments Leave a Reply Ouch. Okay, Dune it is then. Log in to Reply They should have wrote back and said “Well I don’t like books like Dune.” Log in to Reply That book would likely be more popular than it already is had he not been an ass about it. Log in to Reply Cross Dune off the list then. Log in to Reply Pretty sure he doesn’t own the word “dune”, though the song was inspired by the book, so… Log in to Reply The author should have stuck with that same stubborn mindset instead of agreeing to let them adapt his book into that abortion of a movie Log in to Reply I wonder how he felt about Sting being in the film Log in to Reply They didn’t need to ask. It would have been perfectly legal to use the title without permission. There are many examples of multiple songs, multiple novels, and multiple movies being made with the same title. Titles are not covered by copyright law. Log in to Reply Yeah, back in the day Bruce would do a little bit about this right before they played ‘To Tame a Land’, and how Herbert wasn’t a fan of them, or rock and roll in general, and that “he’s not the most popular guy in the eyes of Iron Maiden”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9fGUxY0S04 Log in to Reply Well that’s disappointingly douchey of him. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.