Jimmy Kimmel recently decided to send a reporter to SXSW and ask people what they thought of bands that would be there. Seemingly harmless, right? Unfortunately, the reporter only asked people what they thought about fake bands, using the most ridiculous names possible, and people still had a lot to say about the bands they'd never heard of.
To be fair, that probably has more to do with the fear of being invited for an interview only to admit, "I have no idea what you're talking about" and less to do with the strange band names — because as it is, a lot of the bands we listen to have ridiculous names. Consider: Death Cab for Cutie; Arctic Monkeys; Limp Bizkit; Flaming Lips; Neutral Milk Hotel... the list could go on.
I'm a weird-band-name fan myself — which is why Andy Dwyer's band list (from "Parks and Recreation") is one of my favorite things. So here are 26 very real and very weird band names, from A to Z.
A video has been circling the internet of two parents who lip-sync to a song from the film "Frozen" called "Love Is An Open Door." Even though the parents really wanted a little attention (they uploaded the video and called themselves "good looking" in the title), it's their daughter in the back of the car who's a total scene stealer (even yawning at one point).
If there was a lip-sync version of "Frozen" — which is heading to Broadway, by the way — these parents could make a great Anna and Hans. Check it out!
You know how people say you should never get your significant other's name tattooed on you? Maybe that advice should also extend to making a music video together... because with the internet, music videos kind of are forever. So here's a list of 5 celebrity couples who have made a music video together — and then subsequently broke up.
John Mayer and Katy Perry
John Mayer and Katy Perry's recent breakup was actually the catalyst for this list, given that they only just released their collaboration last year. John and Katy recorded the song "Who You Love" for John Mayer's most recent album, "Paradise." But shortly after their video was released, racking up 15 million views on VEVO, they broke up. Oops.
Musical artist Lana Del Rey will launch a North American tour just after her highly-anticipated festival performance in April. A show in Grand Prairie, TX will kick off the stint of U.S. performances, starting April 23; from there, Del Rey will then perform in various cities, including San Francisco, CA; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; and Chicago, IL.
Prior to this tour, Del Rey will also perform a handful of shows in cities such as Las Vegas, NV; Indio, CA; and Phoenix, AZ. Del Rey is slated to release a new album (and likely more tour dates to go along with it) later this year.
See below for the U.S. dates and visit the Lana Del Rey page for more information on tickets.