You May Be Saying Your Favorite Band’s Name Incorrectly

INGLEWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) Musicians Vince Gill, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Deacon Frey and Joe Walsh of The Eagles perform onstage during ‘An Evening with The Eagles’ at The Forum on September 14, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images).

If you’re a music fan, you may have noticed over the years that some band names have the word “the” in them. Some don’t. You may have found yourself confused from time to time, wondering if the “the” is actually supposed to be in the band name or not? Or maybe, you’ve been saying the “the” all along, and you don’t even realize you’ve been saying the band name incorrectly. Yup, it’s a thing. Below are a few of our favorite Bone bands that you may or may not have been saying wrong over the years.

Wrong name: The Eagles
Correct name: Eagles

Wrong name: The Red Hot Chili Peppers* (at one time they DID use the “the” but not anymore)
Correct name: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Wrong name: The Scorpions
Correct name: Scorpions

Wrong name: The Foo Fighters
Correct name: Foo Fighters

Wrong name: The Ramones
Correct name: Ramones

Wrong name: Smashing Pumpkins
Correct name: The Smashing Pumpkins

Wrong name: The Steve Miller Band
Correct: Steve Miller Band

Read the full article here from, and find out what other bands fall on the list.




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