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Hey guys at homestar I am in a christian heavy metal band and am trying to find a different name for my band. The current name Sinful Regret just dosen't feel very metal. Ya know so please help me find a new name

Signed Lost and confussed

I can sympathize, but this doesn't belong on the Wiki. Feel free to create a user account and talk about your band on your user page, or make a post in the Off-Subject Discussion area of our forum, but Wiki discussion pages should only contain discussion about the Wiki. — InterruptorJones[[]] 11:15, 23 Nov 2004 (MST)

Richie Kotzen

Whoever found the Richie Kotzen thing deserves a trophy, for serious. I always wondered if I'd misheard his name, and I guess that explains it. Thanks a ton! --TheNintenGenius 01:14, 16 Jan 2005 (MST)

"Misspelling method" examples

In the section explaining about bands having names which are intentional misspellings of words and phrases, the example of The Beatles was deleted, the rationale being "The Beatles" took their name as a play on the word "beat", not as a reference to the insect. While it's true the word "beat" is the center of the pun, the pun is still there. It's not a "reference to" the insect specifically, but it's very obviously supposed to sound like the word "beetles", which makes it the most famous example of the type of band name being discussed. In fact, most of the band names offered as valid examples aren't specifically references to the thing being spelled incorrectly, it's the misspelling that's half the point. Def Leppard isn't a band devoted to songs about large cats, Aerosmith don't intend to teach people about the art of arrow making, and the remaining members of Led Zepplin don't likely care if their name brings to mind images of vintage blimps. If you insist on removing it again, the only rationale should be that the other examples given are of bands that are, or were considered at one time to be, metal, and it's obvious that the subject at hand is metal bands, but as a band name, The Beatles are a perfect example. - Ugliness Man 18:25, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure at least one of the Beatles is on record as saying the name was a reference to Buddy Holly's Crickets, which makes you double-right.
Let's see, from The History of Rock and Roll (real class I actually took four semesters ago) I remember that between "The Quarrymen" and "The Beatles" the band's name was "Silver Beetles". — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 04:53, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


The little acoustic guitar tuneup thing on the Limozeen one sounds a lot like the beginning of "And You And I" by Yes, on Close to the edge. It starts out with a few notes then a little "plunk" A lot like that. 23:23, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

The band names

It has been pointed out that Lazor and Bigg Nife both have pages on the wiki. I don't really think they should have their own pages. They basically say "The band's name was first mentioned in band names, it was confirmed to be an actual band in a later mention, and we know the name of one band member but not any others. We don't know the style of music." That's not enough to go on for a whole page. There should be a page called something along the lines of Bands introduced in band names where the information on those pages would fit. That page should, of course, also mention and link to the more extensive Limozeen and Taranchula since their names were also introduced here. The Knights Who Say Ni 06:11, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

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