Top Ten Music Artists and Bands with a Misspelling in the Name

Martin_Canine
Before someone adds it: Tokio Hotel is not a misspelling. It's just a German band name. Tokyo is spelled with an I in German, and Hotel is also Hotel.

The Top Ten

1 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.

The place the band is named after is spelled "Ramstein". Even though many believe the band name is a pun, because it translates to "Ramming Stone", the band simply unintentionally misspelled the place and since then kept the name. - Martin_Canine

2 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

Mustaine knew how to spell the word "death", of course. - Metal_Treasure

3 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
4 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Misspelling of "Lincoln Park" that was made so they could get a website address with their band name. - Martin_Canine

5 Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.

To be honest, the misspelled name sounds cooler than the ordinary spelling - TwilightKitsune

6 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Def Leppard just used Led Zeppelin idea. - Metal_Treasure

Should be #1! - EliHbk

7 Kollegah Kollegah Felix Antoine Blume, better known by his stage name Kollegah, is a German rapper of Canadian descent born on August 3rd, 1984. He is widely credited to have established multisyllabic rhyming and doubletime rapping in German hip hop. ...read more.

"Kollegah" is how some non-native speakers of German would pronounce "Kollege", which translate to "colleague" or "classmate", but is also a slang term for "friend", similar to "buddy" in English. His Algerian stepfather used to call him that in his accent. - Martin_Canine

8 Motörhead Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.

Lemmy said about the umlaut character ö in the band name: "I only put it in there to look mean". - Metal_Treasure

9 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

Misspelling of "Gorillas". - Martin_Canine

10 Fugees Fugees The Fugees were an American RnB and hip hop group consisting of Lauryn Hill, Wycelf Jean and Pras Michael, all three contributing vocals, songwriting and production, active from 1992 to 1997 . During that time they released two studio albums, “Blunted on Reality” and “The Score”, the latter ...read more.

Misspelling of "Refugees", or rather a phonetic use of a shortened slang term. - Martin_Canine

What do you expect from their photo...they aren't that smart to begin with. Ya know? - DMZABO

You know that Lauryn Hill, despite only having had a short career, was one of the most lyrical American rappers, right? - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Misspelling of "Limp Biscuit". - Martin_Canine

12 Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

What exactly is this name even supposed to mean? - Martin_Canine

Motley Crue rocks! - maarilynmaanson

13 Ch!pz Ch!pz

Misspelling of "chips". No matter of you consider the exclamation mark an "i" or not. - Martin_Canine

I know it does but if you look closely at the logo with a better resolution, you see the two lines are connected. - Martin_Canine

14 Twiztid Twiztid

Misspelling of "Twisted". - Martin_Canine

15 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Many people spelled The Weeknd (the weekend). - waraypiso

16 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

That's the German word for grain. - Martin_Canine

Sort of, but not in Sweden

Misspelling of corn or a german word? anyone? - EliHbk

17 Sugababes Sugababes The Sugababes are an English girl group, formed in 1998 with founding members Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan.
18 Kool Savas Kool Savas Savaş Yurderi, better known by his stage name Kool Savas, is a German rapper of Turkish descent born on February 10, 1975. ...read more.

Apart from the fact that the "ş" of his real name was replaced by a regular one, the "Cool" is obviously misspelled as "Kool". - Martin_Canine

19 iwrestledabearonce

Correct spelling: I wrestled a bear once - Metal_Treasure

Does this count having no spaces, that's it? - EliHbk

Lol so original

20 Böhse Onkelz Böhse Onkelz

"Böse Onkel" would be the correct spelling of what translates to "Evil Uncles".
I put them in last place because I simply don't like the band, but I know several people do, so I added them. - Martin_Canine

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