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Music: Nicknames and Band Names

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Odd, eccentric, funny - whatever the name of the band or performer, it always has a special meaning. Find out some interesting facts about the origin of the names of some popular musicians.

Question 1:


The name of Australian singing trio Bee Gees appeared in which of these ways?
It is a reference to their mutual penchant for bees.
They named themselves after their favourite car brand name.
It was made up by Bill Gates.
It comes from their relation.

Question 2:


Which of these is a British electronic music band named after a French fashion magazine?
Thin Lizzy
Tephra
Dewa
Depeche Mode

Question 3:


The name of hip hop band N.E.R.D is loosely based on a reference to a law in which of these scientific fields?
Mathematics
Sociology
Thermodynamics
Psychology

Question 4:


The name of post-grunge rock band Nickelback is related to which of these aspects of its bass guitarist's life?
Family
Hobby
An accident
Work

Question 5:


Australian pop duo Savage Garden owe their name to what work of art?
A movie
A song
A painting
A novel

Question 6:


American electronic musician Moby owes his name to his great-great-granduncle whose profession was what?
Scientist
Diplomat
Artist
Writer

Question 7:


The members of rock duo The White Stripes, Jack and Meg White, wanted their band name to symbolize childhood and innocence. To which of these is the band's name related?
A children's song
A Ferris wheel
A candy
A toy

Question 8:


American hip hop performer James Todd Smith III is better known by his stage name, LL Cool J, which stands for what?
Lovers Lack Cool Jobs
Ladies Love Cool James
Little Less Cool James
Lemons Lay in Cool Jars

Question 9:


Foo Fighters derived their name from a term used by pilots from the Allied forces during World War II to describe what?
Storm-clouds
The German Secret Services
Hostile aircrafts
Unidentified Flying Objects

Question 10:


English heavy metal band Iron Maiden is named after a historic female character from the medieval European witchcraft folklore.
False
True

 


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