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This article will trace the origins of the original band WAR through the years that led up to a pie-throwing incident that had been brewing for over ten years. It is an unbelievable story involving greed, betrayal, legal malpractice, and, of course, rock and soul. While there are no "good guys" in this story, the real victims are the consumers and fans. The original WAR members cannot use biographical information related to WAR in advertising; while the cover band WAR is owned and operated by the original WAR's manager. Confused? So is the consumer. "Take a little trip with me" to learn how the mistakes made by the original members of a band that wrote and performed some of the most iconic music of a generation affect their fans and casual consumers.