Top 10 Most Misleading Band Names and Music Artist Stage Names

Misleading band names /stage names give you wrong expectations and impressions:
1) about their country of origin - a band called 'Birds of Tokyo' is not from Japan
2) about the type of music they play - a band called 'Miss May I' plays metalcore
3) about anything else - the band members of 'Barenaked Ladies' are not hot chicks, and so on.

The Top Ten

1 Birds of Tokyo (Australian rock band)
2 Lifelover (Depressive rock band) V 1 Comment
3 Barenaked Ladies (all members are males)

They are males, there's no pornography. They are an alternative rock band from Canada. - Metal_Treasure

The name perfectly embodies their music--tongue-in-cheek. - PetSounds

4 Job for a Cowboy (Death Metal Band) Job for a Cowboy (Death Metal Band) Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.

I could easily trick a Country fan to listen to these guys.

5 Eagles of Death Metal (Their music is not death metal) Eagles of Death Metal (Their music is not death metal) Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band's studio albums and at live shows.

A great stoner rock band. Their name actually came from singer Josh Home discovering the Polish death metal band Vader, and referred to them as "The Eagles of Death Metal" - ryanrimmel

Thanks for this addition and explanation, Ryan. But now I have to find the band with the female drummer that disappointed me - haha, I don't remember any word of their name... - Metal_Treasure

Ahh, wasn't it a band with a hot female drummer?
About 2 years ago I checked out a band that I expected to be death metal but it wasn't. Maybe it was this one. Thanks to whoever added it. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Marilyn Manson

I expected to see a hot woman, as beautiful as Marilyn Monroe... - Metal_Treasure

7 Tokio Hotel (German band) Tokio Hotel (German band) Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album more. V 1 Comment
8 Cross Canadian Ragweed (American rock band)
9 The Psychedelic Furs (Doesn't play psychedelic music)
10 Cacophony (they don't play noise music)

This US band plays neo-classical metal, one of the most demanding and well structured music genres. I have no idea why Marty Friedman and Jason Becker named their band Cacophony. Marty Friedman and Jason Becker are among the most talented guitarists of all time. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Smelly Pedros (metal band)

Pedro is a Spanish name and I expected a comedy flamenco band or something like that. This band name doesn't speak metal at all but they are a thrash metal/metalcore band from Canada. - Metal_Treasure

12 Miss May I (metalcore band)

Geez, those metallers are so well mannered...
They are an American melodic metalcore band. - Metal_Treasure

13 Molotov (Spanish metal band)

Molotov sounds very Russian because Molotov is Russian. But this band even sings in Spanish (song - No Manches Mi Vida) - Metal_Treasure

14 Strapping Young Lad (extreme metal band)

From this band name I expected country music. - Metal_Treasure

15 Silento (All he does is scream)
16 Disharmonic Orchestra

There's no orchestra - it's a metal band from Austria: death metal/grindcore, progressive death/avant-garde metal. - Metal_Treasure

17 Detroit Metal City (Japanese metal band) Detroit Metal City (Japanese metal band)
18 iwrestledabearonce (they don't play hunting songs)

Legible name spelling: I wrestled a bear once
From a band with this name I expected songs like Deer Season Fever by Lo-Brau, or Fred Bear by Ted Nugent.
It's actually a metalcore band from the USA. - Metal_Treasure

19 Gamma Ray (their music is not electronic) Gamma Ray (their music is not electronic) Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

Power metal and speed metal from Germany. - Metal_Treasure

20 Queen (Freddie Mercury is a guy) Queen (Freddie Mercury is a guy) Queen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.
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Top Remixes

1. Lifelover (Depressive rock band)
2. Job for a Cowboy (Death Metal Band)
3. Eagles of Death Metal (Their music is not death metal)



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