The appearance of Belly the rapper in @Paul-Wad’s best list, and talk elsewhere of the Smells Like Teen Spirit hitmakers, has reminded me of a thread I’ve been meaning to post for ages: acts who ‘borrow’ their name from another.
Are we really that short of bandnames? Especially when a quick Google can tell you if it has already been taken.
Belly (the Canadian rapper). Belly (90s Throwing Muses spin-off band).
Belly (the band) had a new album out and toured this year. I imagine there were some disappointed rap fans at their gigs.
Placebo (90s Nancy Boy hitmakers) Placedo (1974 jazz band)
Nirvana (90s SLTS hitmakers) Nirvana (60s psych band)
Morphine (newish alt-country band) Morphine (90s jazz-rock trio)
I’m sure the hive mind can think of other examples.