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“Band names are just made up!”

Really?

Then I’m not surprised that Panic! At The Disco came from the lyrics of “Panic” by Name Taken (Panic at the disco/Sat back and took it slow).

Mikey Way used to work at a Barnes & Noble. While stacking books during his shift, he saw a book by Irvine Welsh called Five Tales Of Chemical Romance. He wrote the title down and showed it to his brother Gerard after he came home. Gerard agreed with the name for the band - he just added “My” to make it personal.

While performing for the first time, Fall Out Boy was nameless at that time. The band asked the audience to give them name suggestions. One of the audience yelled out “Fallout Boy”, who is the sidekick of Radioactive Man in The Simpsons. The name stuck.

Green Day is actually a slang for someone who does nothing but smoke marijuana all day. 

AC/DC was an acronym for “Alternating Current/Direct Current” on a electric sewing machine. Kinda fits the rhythm of the band if you think about it.

Black Veil Brides is a Roman Catholic term used to describe a woman who gives up her pleasures after getting married in a church so she could devote her life to God. Since marriage is the happiest moment of one’s life, the opposite of it is be having to attending a beloved’s funeral. 

Imagine Dragons is an anagram of letters from different words. The band kept a secret of revealing the words.

Joy Division is the name of a prostitution wing of a Nazi concentration camp from the novel The House of Dolls.

Avenged Sevenfold was mentioned in Genesis 4:24; “If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.”

Coldplay was originally called “Starfish”. They renamed themselves after another friend’s band, who had named themselves after a book of collected poems, Child’s Reflections: Cold Play.

The Beatles misspelled their name to describe their music “beat”.

Nirvana is a term of Buddhism for a person who succeeds into transcending the human suffering and rebirth through many spiritual practices and meditation.

Linkin Park is the change of name of Lincoln Park, the same park where Chester used to drive past every day for band practice.

Pierce The Veil was a social term that Vic learned in his Sociology class. According to his professor, “piercing the veil” is a fancy term for cutting the root of a problem before it influences you.

Twenty One Pilots got its name when Tyler was in theatre class. The play he was studying was All My Sons which involved the main character allowing the flight of various planes after finding faulty parts. Due to his actions, the protagonist becomes responsible for the deaths of 21 pilots.

There are a couple reasons how The Who got its name. The most popular was that Pete Townshead’s grandmother often called popular bands “The Who?” due to her impaired hearing.

Of Mice & Men named themselves after the novel by John Steinback.

Paramore is a respelling of paramour which means “secret lover”.

Iron Maiden is the name of a torture device.

Foo Fighters were used by the Allies during the WWII to describe UFOs.

Evanescence means a disappearance/dissipation like vapor. The band chose this as they find it as the description of the temporal nature of life. 

Asking Alexandria was named after Alexander the Great.

All Time Low was mentioned in the song “Head On Collision” by New Found Glory.

Led Zeppelin refers to the Hindenburg disaster. Before the band was formed, Keith Moon and John Entwistle made a joke of how a supergroup containing themselves, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck would be a “lead balloon”, a British idiom for disastrous results.

Muse originates from the fact that the bandmates heard someone from their hometown suggested that a muse is hovering Teignmouth, England to explain why many of the town’s populace are becoming members of band.

The Misfits is the name of the 1961 film.

Yes, there are some bands whose names are inventive and original but seriously. There are many musical groups that I can count whose names come from something.

a few things about twenty one pilots winning tonight:

- josh accepted the award by himself 

- he gave a whole speech by himself 

- he played the “yo i’m the cool and collected drummer in a popular band” facade pretty well by himself 

- he was being adorable little josh by himself but still very confident

- i am very proud of my alien drummer boy

(here’s the whole acceptance speech)

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  • Green Day
  • State Champs
  • Blink 182
  • Radiohead
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Paramore
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • All American Rejects
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer
  • Halsey
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Nirvanna
  • The 1975
  • Marianas Trench
  • All Time Low
  • The Wonder Years
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Boys Like Girls
  • 30 Seconds To Mars
  • New Found Glory
  • You Me At Six
  • Man Overboard
  • Yellowcard
  • Tonight Alive
  • The Story So Far
  • Mayday Parade
  • Real Friends
  • Counterparts
  • The Ammity Affliction
  • The Killers
  • Brand New
  • Sum 41
  • Neck Deep
  • Pierce The Veil
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Muse
  • The Maine
  • Lorde
  • Linkin Park
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • A Day To Remember
  • Basement
  • La Dispute
  • Of Mice And Men
  • Citizen
  • Youth
  • Good Charlotte
  • Moose Blood
  • Knuckle Puck
  • Walking On Cars
  • As It Is
  • We Are The In Crowd
  • Go Radio
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • Issues
  • The Used
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Bry
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The Swingin’ Harlem Hellfighters Band,

The Harlem Hellfighters have taken to the spotlight in modern times thanks to the popularity of the video game “Battlefield 1″, where the African American soldiers are featured in the very opening of the game. The US 369th Infantry Regiment was a unit of African American soldiers who served with incredible distinction during World War I. During the war many white American soldiers refused to serve with blacks, and as a result the 369th was assigned to the French Army, the French having little qualms with serving with African Americans, nor did they have a policy of segregation such as the US Army. They were even issued French weapons and wore French helmets while in combat. During their service in World War I the 369th was nicknamed by the French “The Harlem Hellfighters” because of their tenacious fighting spirit.  They never gave ground in combat, not one soldier was ever captured, and they served the longest continuous deployment of any other Allied unit during the war (191 days of continuous combat). Due to their bravery, they were also among the most decorated Allied units, with two Medals of Honor, 171 French Croix de Guerre’s, and numerous Distinguished Service Crosses.

One of the most unique features of the Harlem Hellfighter’s was their band, perhaps the only unit in the entire war to have a ragtime band.  Unlike pretty much all other military bands which played traditional marches and martial music, the Harlem Hellfighter Band played the music they loved and could perform best, mostly American ragtime music and early forms of Jazz.  The Harlem Hellfighter Band was directed by Lt. James Reese Europe, a man who was certainly fit for the job as he was the band leader of the Clef Club Orchestra, a band popular in New York for their ragtime and proto-jazz music.

On April 8th, 1918 French soldiers turned their heads in wonder as The Harlem Hellfighters marched toward the front to the tunes of hot ragtime and Jazz beats. 

No one in Europe had ever heard such music, in fact Jazz was barely even heard in the United States outside of a few communities in New Orleans, Chicago, and New York.  The new music became an instant hit among both French and British soldiers, and before long the Harlem Hellfighters Band was being called to perform for French and British units all along the line, as well as villages they passed through. Soon, the Harlem Hellfighters swinging sound took Western Europe by storm, and the band was even invited to perform in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Among the Hellfighters biggest hits was a ragtime tune called “Memphis Blues”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJPztEjzf6s

Another popular hit was “On Patrol in No Man’s Land”, written by Lt. James Europe himself while recuperating after being wounded in a poison gas attack while on patrol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpFCuZ-B4j0

And then of course the biggest crowd pleaser given the location and audience was a jazzed up version of “Le Marseillaise”  

After the war the band would make a grand tour of Europe, then return home and make a grand tour of the United States. Stories of the Harlem Hellfighters unique sound had spread across American and people were demanding more.  During their American tour, the band cut 24 records. Everywhere they went, whether in Europe or the United States, they drew huge cheering crowds, they had become the superstars of their day. 

Unfortunately the story of the Harlem Hellfighters Band did not end well for James Europe. On the night of May 9th, 1919 Europe confronted one of his drummers over poor and unprofessional behavior.  The drummer, known as a hothead among the band members, attacked Europe and stabbed him in the throat with a penknife. Europe bled out and died while in the hospital later that night.

The legacy of the Harlem Hellfighters Band is as grand and all encompassing for music as the Great War itself.  Essentially, the band is credited with spreading the popularity of Jazz throughout Europe and America. Before World War I, Jazz was a niche genre of music, common only among African Americans living in certain areas of New York, New Orleans, and Chicago.  After the exploits of the Harlem Hellfighters Band Jazz would spread across the world, becoming the dominant form of popular music up to the 1950′s and serving as the predecessor to popular music styles today such as rock, hip hop, pop, and soul.

I saw on twitter that Rian told someone that he’s the least liked member of All Time Low. I’m shocked that he feels because I feel like nowadays he’s become one of the most popular members of the band. He’s so talented and funny and gorgeous and dammit RIAN DAWSON NEEDS MORE APPRECIATION DAMMIT.

✖️Some Popular Artists-Bands And Indie /Alternative Music Too ✖️:

•The Rolling Stones .👄
•The XX .✖️✖️
•Bastille.🎹🎤
•The Doors.⛩💿
•The Beatles .💿🇬🇧

• Arctic Monkeys .💽🐒❄️
•Ed Sheeran .💚❎❎

•Imagine Dragons.🌀🐲🐉
•Nirvana.😋✖️🎤🎧
•The Script.🎧🎤🎼
•Bring Me The Horizonte .🎬🌌

•One Direction.🆔🔌💿
•Shawn Mendes.🕹🖲🖱
•Pink Floyd.📡📼🌈
•Coldplay.🌠🌌🎇
•The Neighbourhood.🏙🏡
•The 1975.▶️1️⃣9️⃣7️⃣5️⃣🆓
•Ac⚡️Dc.
•Oasis.🏝

  • SM: This new concept is going to be everything the fans want!
  • EXO: So we're really doing a royalty concept?!
  • SM: Not quite. Someone will need to have a mullet.
  • EXO: What's a mullet?
  • SM: Think "business in the front, party in the back". And your hair will be dyed something that was popular with nu metal bands in the early 2000s, a red/black combo, so it's modern with a retro vibe.
  • Baekhyun: Wow, that sounds great! I'll do it!
  • Baekhyun: [Later that Day] I was lied to.

niall is so so so kind for letting different unknown or not as popular artists open up his shows like he knows how difficult it can be for people to recognise your talent so he wants to give them all the opportunity instead of one popular band/person and if that isn’t the most niall thing you’ve ever heard i don’t know what is

I’M FUCKING SHAKING RIGHT NOW

Joel Pimentel is a member of Latin-America’s most popular boy band rn, CNCO, and just for a visual, their MV “Reggaetón Lento” which was released last October is at 283.5 MILLION VIEWS, but anyways,

Joel Posted on Snapchat, as of 2/6/17, him singing to EXO’s Monster, and obviously liked it enough to learn to mouth Chen’s part so passionately. HE LIKES KPOP OKAY, FUUUUCKK

OKAY, BACK TO MY ACTUAL REASON FOR MAKING THIS POST. Ricky Martin is CNCO’s manager! Ricky Martin has already worked with SM Entertainment with his english version of “Vente Pa’Ca” featuring Wendy of Red Velvet. If Joel so mentions his interest in EXO, or KPOP, WE COULD GET A COLLAB, RICKY WOULDN’T BE APPOSED TO IT, AND SM HAS THE SM STATION PROJECT SOOOO, IT’S NOT TOO CRAZY TO THINK ABOUT THIS, SO GO TWEET JOEL @itsjoelpimentel on twitter and recommend him so SM KPOP! IMAGINE NCT AND CNCO, I’M DONE… I’M DEADDD ALREADY

I think people should learn more about what they are listening to. They need/should actually HEAR what they are listening to every day. People generally listen to music because it “sounds” good. Not many people listen to songs for the lyrics. I think that people should, the band took the time to write the song, not just the instrumental part, but the lyric part to. I hear people say things like “Yeah that band rules” or “I love that band their music is so cool!” and they can’t even understand what the group is actually talking about. Songs from bands like RAMMSTEIN, KMFDM, NIN, M.M., and more popular ones like the bands played a lot on the radio. People could at least hop on the web and look at the song lyrics or find an English translation so they know what the band is saying, or maybe ask someone who is a big fan and who knows what the band is saying. It’s not that hard, and I think it will cut down on a lot of the people in this society that are shallow and naïve who just look at the front cover of a book, and not the pages… to twist around that quote a little.
—  Eric Harris

I’m just struck by the emerging clarity of the contrast between Melissa Chase, World’s Coolest Nerd and Zack Underwood, World’s Nerdiest Cool Kid–

Melissa: can’t throw a ball, spent first day of summer vacation building a model solar system, can just order people to give her money and they will obey

Zack: football star, one-time lead singer of popular boy band, but they all dressed like lumberjacks and he’s scared of fish