Dictators NYC, the current incarnation of Dictators which includes Ross the Boss, Handsome Dick Manitoba, LP Patterson, Dean Rispler, and Daniel Rey, are changing their name to Manitoba. The band cites "legal issues regarding old bandmates" as the reason for the name change. It's worth noting that for the past few years, founding member and principal songwriter Andy Shernoff has been sparring with Manitoba over the use of the name. A few years ago, Dictators NYC were barred from performing any Shernoff penned tunes.
by John Gentile