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 Lifelover (depressive rock band)

Haha, this is really funny!

2 Birds of Tokyo (Australian rock band)
3 Trans-Siberian Orchestra (American rock/metal band) Trans-Siberian Orchestra is an American progressive rock band founded in 1996 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team.

Siberia is a cold region in Russia!
But the band is great.

4 Barenaked Ladies (all members are males)

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

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

5 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.

Especially if they cover Pantera's Cowboys from Hell.

6 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) that formed in 2001. ...read more.

I thought they were japanese

7 The Animals (are all human)

This item cracks me up every time I read it

8 Eagles of Death Metal (not a death metal band) 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.

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.

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"

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...

Yes, this is the band I was talking about - I Googled female drummers and Samantha Maloney appeared as a drummer for Eagles of Death Metal, Motley Crue, etc.

9 The Choir (not a choir)
10 Cross Canadian Ragweed (American rock band)

The Contenders

11 Cacophony (not a noise music band)

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.

12 The Psychedelic Furs (doesn't play psychedelic music)

Also, they are not furries.

They play post punk and shoegazer.

13 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.

14 Miss May I (metalcore band) Miss May I is an American metalcore band from Troy, Ohio. Formed in 2007, they signed to Rise Records in 2008 and released their debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak through the label while the members were still attending high school.

Geez, they are so well mannered...
They are an American melodic metalcore band.

15 Strapping Young Lad (extreme metal band) Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; ...read more.

From this band name I expected country music.

16 Silento (constantly screams)

Tell me about it I wish he would be silent because Watch Me was just annoying and awful

17 Detroit Metal City (Japanese metal band)
18 Death Metal Pope (plays doom metal)

A band from the United States.

19 Tokyo Blade (UK metal band)
20 Asia (British rock band) Asia is an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1981. The most commercially successful line-up was its original, which was a supergroup of four members of different progressive rock bands of the 1970s, including lead vocalist and bassist John Wetton of King Crimson, guitarist Steve Howe ...read more.
21 Grand Funk Railroad (not a funk band) Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band popular during the 1970s, when they toured extensively and played to packed arenas worldwide.

They play Hard/Blues Rock

22 Queen (all male band) Queen are an English rock band 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 ...read more.

So are Brian, Roger, and John for that matter. Unless you are watching the "I Want to Break Free" music video.

23 My Bloody Valentine (death metal band)

I love this band but I hate their name.

24 Portugal. The Man (American rock band)
25 Berlin (American band)
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