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Olivia Neutron-John changing name after cease & desist from Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Neutron-John at Saint Vitus Bar
Olivia Neutron-John at Saint Vitus in 2017 (more by Greg Cristman)

Olivia Neutron-John, the project of Philadelphia-based musician Anna Nasty, released their debut self-titled full length earlier this year via Sister Polygon, and you may have caught them opening night two of Stereolab at Brooklyn Steel. That’s the last show they played, and it’ll be their last one ever using the name ONJ. According to A. Nasty on Instagram, they received a cease and desist from singer and actress Olivia Newton-John’s legal team. “Because I have very limited resources, I was unable to fight it,” A. Nasty writes. “I am going to take this as an opportunity to step back and reinvent.” Read their message in full, and stream Olivia Neutron-John, below.

The show with Stereolab at Brooklyn Steel was my last show as Olivia Neutron-John. I thought about booking a goodbye show, but I couldn’t have planned a better way to go out.
In July, before the record had even been out for two months, I received a cease & desist from Olivia Newton-John’s legal team. Because I have very limited resources, I was unable to fight it.
I am going to take this as an opportunity to step back and reinvent. Although it has been very difficult and emotional closing this chapter of my life, I’m excited for a new beginning. I’ll be back again, under another name. Thank you again for everything. It’s been such an incredible year.

If you’re looking for ways to support, you can buy the 12” from https://sisterpolygonrecords.bigcartel.com while it’s still around.

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The show with Stereolab at Brooklyn Steel was my last show as Olivia Neutron-John. I thought about booking a goodbye show, but I couldn’t have planned a better way to go out. In July, before the record had even been out for two months, I received a cease & desist from Olivia Newton-John’s legal team. Because I have very limited resources, I was unable to fight it. I am going to take this as an opportunity to step back and reinvent. Although it has been very difficult and emotional closing this chapter of my life, I’m excited for a new beginning. I’ll be back again, under another name. Thank you again for everything. It’s been such an incredible year. If you’re looking for ways to support, you can buy the 12” from https://sisterpolygonrecords.bigcartel.com while it’s still around. photo by @lazyastronomer

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