Behind the Band Name by Gypsy

Champion(s):

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Runner(s)-Up:

HomerS


Quiz Description

Know the stories behind band names? Even if you don't, you might be able to figure out some of these.

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