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

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

Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

"Megadeath" doesn't look good. - Misfire

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

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 . 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

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was 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 more.
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!

Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

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

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

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. 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

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

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 more.

That's the German word for grain. - Martin_Canine

Sort of, but not in Sweden

Misspelling of corn or a german word? anyone?

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 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

Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal 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 metal and more.

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

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

The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. more.

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

Descendents The Descendents are a punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson.

Proper spelling - Descendants - THC13

Love this band too - LightningStrike


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

Twiztid Twiztid is an American hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1997, Twiztid is composed of Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric, who perform under the respective personas of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide. Twiztid were previously signed to Psychopathic Records and are associated with the "Juggalo" scene. more.

Misspelling of "Twisted". - Martin_Canine

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

The Byrds The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial more.
CHVRCHES CHVRCHES is a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The band consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The band, before formation, practiced playing with demo songs written mostly by Doherty.

They are known as "Churches" but replaced the 'u' with a 'v' so that they can be found easily through internet.

Kool Savas Savaş Yurderi, better known by his stage name Kool Savas, is a German rapper of Turkish descent born on February 10, 1975. 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


Correct spelling: I wrestled a bear once - Metal_Treasure

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

Lol so original

Sugababes The Sugababes are an English girl group, formed in 1998 with founding members Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan.
The Monkees The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed.
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

Salt-N-Pepa Salt-N-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens, New York. The group, consisting of Cheryl James, Sandra Denton and originally Latoya Hanson, who was replaced by Deidra Roper, was formed in 1985 and was one of the first all-female rap groups.
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The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

How was this not even on the list when I first looked? I expected this to be #1 or #2 behind LZ. what is Rammstein? Linkin Park, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Kollegah, above Led Zeppelin? Led Zeppelin, the greatest rock band of all time, #6, The Beatles, the 2nd greatest rock band ever, not even on the list? What kind of crap is this? - KingofSnails42

Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.

Huh? - Misfire

How? - Martin_Canine

2NE1 2NE1 was a South Korean girl group consisting of Bom, Dara, CL, and formerly Minzy. The group was formed by YG Entertainment in 2009.

Proper spelling - Soldier - THC13

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