A new MTftSB quiz type of thing


#1

The idea is that what you’ll do is rename a band with the naming convention of “The Dave Matthews Band” but for a person who is actually in that band so for example Snow Patrol would be “The Gary Lightbody Band” and then you do a poll where you say “I know this band even though they have been renamed” or “I don’t know this band because they have been renamed”

You can all try at least one of these I’d have thought.


#2

Hi Ant, MTV on the phone. Yeah, for you.


#3

Lovely idea.

The Dave Grohl Band

  • I know this band even though they have been renamed
  • I don’t know this band because they have been renamed

0 voters


#4

IGNORE


#5

lol realised just in time lol


#6

I went to TRL once because there were rumours Kanye would be the guest but it ended up being whoever had been booted out of Pop Idol that week.


#7

The Dave Matthews Band

  • I know this band even though they have been renamed
  • I don’t know this band because they have been renamed
  • What?
  • Maybe he means a different Dave Matthews

0 voters


#8

how’d you come to settle on snow patrol for your example, out of interest?


#9

The Cerys Matthews Band

  • I know this band even though they’ve been renamed
  • I don’t know this band because they’ve been renamed

0 voters


#10

The reasons are threefold:

1 - It is an example of a band where I would be confident that most people would know who the person is and what he was called but who is by no means a household name which is the level of person I am looking for really.

2 - He was on my Twitter feed this week as he attended a Man United training session in the States so he was probably sub-consciously in my mind as a result

3 - When I was a younger man working in a bookshop, newsagents and stationers, I had to photocopy and fax his passport somewhere ahead of him playing Live 8 so I can be 100% certain that this is actually his name which may not be the case for other musicians.

Thanks for your question, I hope this was helpful.


#11

The squidpan band

  • squidpan!
  • squidpan?

0 voters


#12

The James Iha Band

  • Better than the Ed O’Brien Band, who largely stole their limelight unfairly.
  • I prefer to listen to Gove and the Moggettes

0 voters


#13

thank you for your thorough response. I now completely understand your reasoning and fully support the decision you made


#14

The Paul McCartney Band

  • I know this band even though they have been renamed
  • I don’t know this band because they have been renamed
  • I didn’t mean them, I meant the other band who have also been renamed

0 voters


#15

They’re only the band who have been renamed who the other band who have been renamed could have been


#16

Wait, I know this one - is it Vanessa & The O’s?


#17

The Rick Danko Band

  • The Band
  • Renamed

0 voters


#18

If you’d gone with the Phil Selway bad you could have added that layer of irony that Phil Selway looks like a Billy Corgan look-a-like.


#19

The Paul Hewson Band

  • I know this band even though they have been renamed
  • I don’t know this band because they have been renamed

0 voters