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  • How bands got their name: Depeche Mode

    How bands got their name: Depeche Mode

    The English electronic band Depeche Mode has long been the source of an intriguing question for music fans. It is one of those fun, little cocktail-party conversation starters to ask just what in the world the group's name actually means. Literally, it translates as "fashion news" or "fashion...
  • How bands got their names: Arcade Fire

    How bands got their names: Arcade Fire

    If you've ever listened to Arcade Fire, you probably wondered just where they got the idea from for such a cool name. As it turns out, Win Butler's childhood bully was actually the supplier. In a 2004 interview with Gothamist, Butler revealed that "the first kid who beat me up when I was 12, was a...
  • How The Smiths got their name

    How The Smiths got their name

    You may not know this, but The Smiths frontman, Morrissey, has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Even before the world's most maudlin popstar made us all cry, regret eating meat and truly fear for this alleged girlfriend, he was making a name for himself, and his Manchester-born band, for being deep...
  • How bands got their name: Interpol

    How bands got their name: Interpol

    With one quick Google search, you will realize that a band choosing the name Interpol could only happen in the pre-social media days. In the late 2010s, band names are frequently selected based on how well they will trend on social media, often including abnormal characters or spellings in order to...
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