History UnfortunateNames / Music

24th Jul '16 8:01:47 PM Ezclee4050
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* Bedřich Smetana's last name means "sour cream" in Czech.

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* Classical composer Bedřich Smetana's last name means "sour cream" in Czech.
24th Jul '16 4:37:27 PM Ezclee4050
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* Bedřich Smetana's last name means "sour cream" in Czech.
13th May '16 1:25:37 PM 3rdStringPG
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* Metal band Music/{{Anthrax}} was briefly rumored to be changing their name in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. But thanks to support from the hometown New York Police Department and Fire Department, the band dramatically declared at a 9/11 concert that [[http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/anthrax_notchangingournow.jpg they're not changing their name.]]

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* Metal band Music/{{Anthrax}} was briefly rumored to be changing their name in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. But thanks to support from the hometown New York Police Department and Fire Department, the band dramatically declared at a 9/11 benefit concert that [[http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/anthrax_notchangingournow.jpg they're not changing their name.]]
13th May '16 1:25:06 PM 3rdStringPG
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* Metal band Music/{{Anthrax}} was briefly rumored to be changing their name in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. But thanks to support from the hometown New York Police Department and Fire Department, the band dramatically declared at a 9/11 concert that [[http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/anthrax_notchangingournow.jpg they're not changing their name.]]
13th May '16 1:21:32 PM 3rdStringPG
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** The Trapt vocalist now bills himself as Chris Taylor Brown, obviously to avoid confusion with the R&B singer.


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* Also in Germany, Music/TheBeatles temporarily renamed themselves to The Beat Brothers during their days as a struggling British band in Hamburg, as their actual name sounded like "peedles," which was apparently slang for a small boy's penis.
26th Feb '16 10:47:38 AM BigBertha
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* "H" from the 1990's pop group Music/{{Steps}} was attacked on Twitter in 2013 because his real name is Ian Watkins, and people assumed that H was the lead singer of Welsh rock band Music/{{Lostprophets}}, who had just been convicted of child nolestation. To add insult to injury, Website/{{Google}} [[http://www.clickmusic.com/news/article/google-confuses-steps-singer-ian-h-watkins-for-disgraced-paedophile-again displayed the pedophile's mugshot on search results for the Steps singer]].
26th Feb '16 10:34:48 AM LaptopGuy
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* "Headstrong" rockers Trapt's lead singer is named Chris Brown... [[NamesTheSame no]], [[Music/ChrisBrown not the guy who beat up]] Music/{{Rihanna}}.

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* "Headstrong" "[[OneHitWonder Headstrong]]" rockers Trapt's lead singer is named Chris Brown... [[NamesTheSame no]], [[Music/ChrisBrown not the guy who beat up]] Music/{{Rihanna}}. Unfortunately, the connection rapidly accelerated Trapt's subsequent fall from popularity.
26th Feb '16 10:31:00 AM BigBertha
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* The band name Katrina & the Waves became one of these after a particularly infamous 2005 hurricane named Katrina.

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* The band name Katrina & the Waves Music/KatrinaAndTheWaves became one of these after a particularly infamous 2005 hurricane named Katrina.Katrina.
* "Headstrong" rockers Trapt's lead singer is named Chris Brown... [[NamesTheSame no]], [[Music/ChrisBrown not the guy who beat up]] Music/{{Rihanna}}.
26th Feb '16 10:07:00 AM LaptopGuy
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* The band name Katrina & the Waves became one of these after a particularly infamous 2005 hurricane.

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* The band name Katrina & the Waves became one of these after a particularly infamous 2005 hurricane.hurricane named Katrina.
25th Feb '15 9:31:58 AM afirmkick
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* The American funk band Black Merda chose their name as a deliberate misspelling of "Black Murder"...oblivious to the fact that romance language speakers would laugh their asses off ("merda" is the word for "shit" in Italian / Portuguese and is close to Spanish "mierda" and French "merde", with the same meaning).

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* The American funk band Black Merda chose their name as a deliberate misspelling of "Black Murder"..."black murder"...oblivious to the fact that romance language speakers would laugh their asses off ("merda" is the word for "shit" in Italian / Portuguese and is close to Spanish "mierda" and French "merde", with the same meaning).
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