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  • Eagles Of Death Metal - Rock on!
    on Dec 12, 2015 in 1990s E Rock USA
    On Friday, November 13th, 2015 they were on the stage of the Paris Bataclan theater when terrorists raged there in a hideous fashion.At that moment the band was not quite prepared to consider this route to world fame.But so be it: now we all know tha...
  • Pulp
    on Nov 29, 2015 in 1970s Alternative GBR P Pop Rock
    Indie rock band from Sheffield, built up around frontman Jarvis Cocker, who never very clearly contradicted rumors that he is a brother or a cousin of Joe Cocker – even though the only thing that relates Jarvis to Joe is that they are both from She...
  • Crystal Method - Choice stress
    on Nov 28, 2015 in 1990s C Electronic USA
    In a scene where sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll reign supreme it is only natural to suspect an association of band names with recreational drugs. That also goes for Crystal Method, an electronic music production duo from Los Angeles that provided compo...
  • Cro-Mags - Reminder
    on Nov 27, 2015 in 1980s Alternative C Rock USA
    Hardcore punks and trashers from New York City.The band name is a contraction of the term Cro-Magnon.Cro-Magnon man is one of our prehistoric ancestors from the late Paleolithic (by the Homo sapiens in the street it is known as the Stone Age).The cre...
  • Insane Clown Posse
    on Nov 26, 2015 in 1980s Hip hop & Rap I USA
    Hip hop duo originating from Delray and Detroit, Michigan that produces horrorcore.The duo consists of Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, who rather go through life as wicked clowns with the alibis Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.There are not many musical...
  • Sum 41
    on Nov 25, 2015 in 1990s CAN Rock S
    If you like melodic hardcore you should be comfortable with Sum 41.The kabalistic-style band name can be explained in two ways, both of which have to do with money.One theory is that if you look at which special characters there are on a keyboard abo...
  • Wiseblood - Not for Christ's sake
    on Nov 24, 2015 in 1980s AUS Electronic Rock W
    Electronic noise rock band from Melbourne, circulating around the talents of singer, composer and producer James George Thirlwell (born 1960), also known as Clint Ruin, Frank Want of Foetus.James' band produced - as he himself put it - 'violent macho...
  • Sunn O)))
    on Nov 23, 2015 in 1990s Alternative Rock S USA
    Pronounced simply as Sun, the name of this band from Seattle, Washington specializing in drone metal, experimental music and noise.Sunn O))) is a kind of graphical representation of the logo of the famous Sunn amplifiers: that logo consists of the na...
  • Wet Dreams
    on Nov 22, 2015 in 2000s Alternative Rock USA W
    Punk and psychedelia band from Atlanta, Georgia.For an explanation of the band name: see Nocturnal Emissions.Active: 2005-present, USASite: http://www.myspace.com/thewetdreams...
  • Styx - The long way home
    on Nov 21, 2015 in 1970s Rock S USA
    Masters in mixing rock genres (prog, power, hard) with elements originating from the American theatre world.The band from Chicago, Illinois accepted its name with some reluctance after a list of alternatives had been presented to the members.Accordin...
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