Jermaine Jackson Files Request to Change His Name to 'Jacksun'
The 57-year-old brother of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, who made up The Jackson Five and later The Jacksons, has filed a legal petition in L.A. County Superior Court to alter his famous surname to Jacksun.
Jermaine cites "artistic reasons" as to why he wants to have a new name. If it is approved the singer will have to publicly announce his name change several times in either a magazine or newspaper over the next few months before it becomes official.
The filing doesn't elaborate, but Jackson's friend Steve Dennis, who was speaking on the singer's behalf said it's not unheard of for artists to change their names. "Phonetically, it changes nothing. It is something he has chosen to do, and it's fair to say that you cannot blame this one on the boogie, you've got to blame it on the sunshine," Dennis said, in a play on the Jackson 5 disco hit, "Blame it on the Boogie."
Jackson has been touring with his brothers in recent months and has been promoting his book about his superstar brother titled "You Are Not Alone."
A hearing is scheduled for February 22, 2013 in Los Angeles.