Bands With Different Names In The US
Music maybe the universal language, but sometimes a band's name changes from country to country. Inspired by an aside in a list by @Diplomatic_diva
- •A3Alabama 3, best known for "The Sopranos" theme "Woke Up This Morning," changed their name in the US to A3 after legal action from Alabama. I remember their album being recalled so it must have been a late breaking change.
- •Air (French Band)Changed to avoid a conflict wth a free jazz trio. I recall quite a number of people talking about that French band, Air back when they started. Current releases seem to just refer to them as Air.
- •The Charlatans UKAdded the UK to their name after being challenged by a 1960s-era band with the same name. Newer releases often drop the UK.
- •The English BeatThe Beat became the English Beat in the States to avoid a conflict with an American band.
- •The London SuedeSuede had a name change after a lawsuit from a lounge singer. This might have been after their first US tour.
- •The Mission UKThe Mission added UK to their name after trouble with a Philadelphia R&B band of the same name. Spotify currently lists their releases as just as The Mission.
- •YazYazoo ran in to trouble with a small North American band or a jazz label depending on your source. Despite the occasional track that is available digitally, the band kept its two different names during their 2011 reunion tour.