Questions tagged [names]

For questions related to the name of a band and or the nickname of an artist. Do not use this tag identifying a song. Do not use this tag for the title of a song or an album.

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Who are the female dancers in Eiffel 65's “Dj With The Fire” music video?

Eiffel 65's music video for "Dj With The Fire," which is on YouTube, is a pretty cool one in my opinion. But something I have started to wonder is who the female dancers from the video are, who ...
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Why is the band Persian Risk named as such?

I accidentally stumbled upon these guys on Spotify and couldn't help but ask why they chose to go with this name. The Wikipedia entry doesn't say much and a Google search brought nothing so I'll have ...
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Why are some musician names a letter followed by numbers?

Why do some musicians choose a name that is a letter followed by a dash and some numbers (usually a 3 digit number)? I have seen this before a few times, but never found out how or why this tradition ...
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What is the origin of Biz Markie's stage name?

Did the rapper Biz Markie get his name from the Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck? According to the German Wikipedia, it is either this, or the baseballer Biz Mackey, but it gives no source. Does ...
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How do you pronounce “Ocoeur”, “Saycet” & “El Huervo”?

These are three musicians I like. Ocoeur & Saycet are french, El Huervo is swedish (though the name is more spanish-like), so I guess it influences the pronunciation. I don't know a particular ...
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How are band names protected?

I am sure that all well known bands have copyrighted their names, but how does this work with the millions of small unknown local bands? I guess there are a lot of bands with the same name, what ...
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Why 3000 in artist's name?

A lot of artists well known or not, have the prefix 3000 in their name. For example Andre 3000, Mr Oizo who's also known as oizo3000 and many others, especially in electronic music. I've read an ...
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What's the meaning of “Reel” in the name of the band Reel Big Fish?

According to the dictionary "Reel" means: a cylinder, frame, or other device that turns on an axis and is used to wind up or pay out something. a rotatory device attached to a fishing rod at ...
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Earth Wind and Fire - why isn't water included?

The traditional list of the primary elements is earth, wind, fire, and water. The funk-soul band Earth, Wind, and Fire neglects the element of water. Has the band ever explained why they left water ...
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Was there a hype during the 60s, 70s and 80s to name bands according to insects?

Well, has anyone noticed that the bands that made it to top of the music charts during 60s to 80s seem to be insect-named? (Do I need to explain this?) Examples: The Beatles Bee Gees Queen (...
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Is it a coincidence that the acronym SNSD is the same in Korean and Chinese?

SNSD is a Korean pop group otherwise known as Girls' Generation outside of Asian. In Korean, it is "So Nyeo Shi Dae", to be honest I can almost pronounce it the same in Chinese. In Chinese it is 少女時代 ...
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Bands that have split up, then using same band name? [closed]

are there any bands that has been split (because of artistic differences or whatever reason) and then after continued playing/releasing albums using the same/similar band name?
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How did Led Zeppelin get their name?

How did Led Zeppelin get their name? Was it something they just came up with together, or was it based off of something else?
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Why do so many musicians use stage names instead of their real names?

It's pretty common for musicians to use nicknames or stage names instead of their real names; for example, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bono from U2. Is there a reason why so many musicians do ...