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Quiz Updated May 21, 2016

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Origin Band % Correct
Named after the first book of the BibleGenesis
93.7%
Named after the state of perfect inner stillness and peaceNirvana
71%
Fusion between the bands Hollywood Rose and L.A. GunsGuns n' Roses
64.9%
Named after two popular brands of rolling paper, Zig-Zag and TopZZ Top
64.5%
The river that parts the world from the underworld in Greek mythologyStyx
58.7%
Named after the Austrian Archduke whose assassination was a factor in the outbreak of First World WarFranz Ferdinand
55.8%
A play on Santa Monica's 'Lincoln Park'Linkin Park
55.1%
Named after the town this Massachusetts' band is basedBoston
52.9%
Named after the last name of the lead singer, whose first name is JonBon Jovi
52.7%
Inspired by the manager's kinky London boutique called SEXSex Pistols
51%
Named after a man-sized medieval torture deviceIron Maiden
50.4%
The first name of a famous 50's actress and the last name of an infamous convicted criminal and cultleaderMarilyn Manson
47.9%
A play on Buddy Holly's 'Crickets'The Beatles
38.8%
Named after an American spy plane like the one flown by Gary PowersU2
37.3%
Named after the band members' gym coach, Mr. Skinner, who punished the boys because of their long hairLynyrd Skynyrd
35.2%
A combination of the last names of the drummer Mick and the bassist JohnFleetwood Mac
33.3%
According to his schoolteacher, William was very idleBilly Idol
31.7%
The first names of two blues musicians, P. Anderson and F. CouncilPink Floyd
30.5%
An acronym for the first names of each of the band membersABBA
29.5%
Named after a lethal, acute disease and biological weapon, gained fame after the deadly leak in SverdlovskAnthrax
29.4%
Origin Band % Correct
The last name of the Dutch-born drummer and guitarist of this American bandVan Halen
25.5%
Ed, the guitarist's younger brother made a picture of his other brother Jim shoving the Earth up his mouthJimmy Eat World
24.1%
The guitarist liked the description ''mischievous little elves' in a dictionaryPixies
21.3%
A female housemate of the singer was addicted to drugsJane's Addiction
19.3%
The British guitarist of this American band felt like oneForeigner
15.3%
The band was founded on the 41st day of the summerSum 41
14.7%
The term used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe UFOsFoo Fighters
14.3%
Named after a French fashion magazine, translated 'fashion news dispatch'Depeche Mode
12.4%
Taken from a 1950 Muddy Waters blues songThe Rolling Stones
12%
Named after a sex toy in the Willian Burroughs novel 'The Naked Lunch'Steely Dan
11.9%
The financial situation of this British band when it was foundedDire Straits
11.2%
A band member saw this standing on a sewing machineAC/DC
10.8%
Surname pseudonym of Paul McCartneyRamones
8.9%
Named after the German town where in 1988 a deadly airshow disaster took placeRammstein
7.7%
Named after Bob Dylan's 'The Ballad of Frankie Lee and *band name*'Judas Priest
5.8%
Taken from a 1963 Italian horror movie starring Boris KarloffBlack Sabbath
4.2%
Named after a Grammy-winning jazz song by Nino & April which was the guitarist's grandmother's favourite songDeep Purple
3.5%
A synonym for Satan, 'The Red Lord'King Crimson
3.4%
Named after a 1963 paperback that reported on sexual paraphilia in the USAThe Velvet Underground
2.7%

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