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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 comes from their relation.
They named themselves after their favourite car brand name.
It was made up by Bill Gates.
It is a reference to their mutual penchant for bees.

Question 2:


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

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
Psychology
Thermodynamics
Sociology

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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 toy
A Ferris wheel
A children's song
A candy

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
Little Less Cool James
Ladies Love 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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