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10 bands who had to change their name after already releasing music

There's a lot of pressure that comes with choosing a band name. After all, the last thing anyone wants to do is totally rebrand...
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Anti-semitic metal band tries tricking venues with name change

Earlier in October, it was reported by Metal Sucks that a New Jersey venue, Dingbatz, faced backlash after they refused to cancel a show that featured Nyogthaeblisz, a...

18 bands that have changed their names

Sometimes, the first try really doesn’t work out when it comes to band names. Plenty of bands have changed their names for a variety...
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21 alternative albums from 1998 that are still influencing bands today

1998 really wasn’t that long ago, but after saying the number 2021 out loud, it feels like it happened during another lifetime. To put...
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10 times musicians left a band to pursue their own project

As bands morph and grow, they can become more cohesive, or they may choose to break up or replace members who need to follow...
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QUIZ: Can you match these iconic bands to their original names?

"What's in a band name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet..." Or whatever Shakespeare said. The truth is,...
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10 essential ‘70s punk bands from Los Angeles you should already know

Punk was, by design, meant to be small and regional. True, bands might break out and become national or even international. But the overarching...
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Wendy’s is celebrating National Roast Day again, and no band is safe

National Roast Day has finally arrived. So, naturally, Wendy's is hard at working tweeting some of the biggest burns and no account is safe. So...
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10 bands who actually started their career covering other artists

Picturing our favorite bands in their fledgling stages is no easy task. But imagining them devoid of any original music and instead performing cover...
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20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level

Post-hardcore is especially rich in concept albums. Perhaps that’s because the immense vocal palette—from tender crooning to raw screaming—lends itself to expressing emotions. The...