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#1
lets say you and your bandmates have a country band going on, and youre doing ok, you know the typical not hugely famous but not totally unkown.

so you use abit of that money made plus your own money to take your same country band and make another band that play let's say, metal, or death-metal of the sort. but you take on different names, so people dont know youre the same people as the country band, you put those names on your albums. So instead of joe ringwald, steve creffer, josh heller (or idk how many people would be in it, btw im just making up names), you would put on you metal album, lets say: skullcruncher joe, lord brainbasher and count christraper.

so no one know youre the same guys, you change your names on the albums to fictitious stage names, you wear corpsepaint and whatnot to conceal your faces abit and no one knows who you are, except for maybe the record companies or some managers who write the checks that go to you, and they dont say anything, because you they make enough money and there are various ways to make sure they dont spill the beans.

so lets say you follow the same principle but you have like 6 different bands, and youve made sure to cover all your cracks and sealed your flaws.

would that work? also, legally would that be allowed, that wouldnt be somekind of fraud would it? i mean its all the same guys, but they all play together in different bands, but no one knows it except for them, right?


...oh yeah, and you'd make sure that your tour dates wouldnt coincide....
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#3
because using your real names doesn't work?
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#6
I guess, although you'd be monumentally lucky to have 6 seperate successful bands.

EDIT: And people knowing your real names and other bands would draw attention to you and possibly get you a few fans. I mean the country fans would probably not want to listen to death metal, but having the same mambers as a country band is sort of a novelty that would make people more interested to hear you.
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#7
6 different bands would need a lot of work, but it's possible.

Green Day did it. They made records under the names "Foxboro Hot Tubs" and I think also "The Network", and sounded quite different to Green Day.
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I would think that would be legal. It would be hard not to let 6 different bands tour dates coincide but ya.
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because using your real names doesn't work?


ya but then everyone hates you because they're all fans and prly wont accept the fact that your band likes to play other music.
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ya but then everyone hates you because they're all fans and prly wont accept the fact that your band likes to play other music.

are you like 12 or or something?
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#15
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6 different bands would need a lot of work, but it's possible.

Green Day did it. They made records under the names "Foxboro Hot Tubs" and I think also "The Network", and sounded quite different to Green Day.


but people knew they were doing it right? so im sure they didnt get as much of a fan base for the 2 same but different bands they made, and im sure they lost some green day fans.
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The Network too.

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but people knew they were doing it right? so im sure they didnt get as much of a fan base for the 2 same but different bands they made, and im sure they lost some green day fans.


Not at first, people didn't now. I really liked Foxboro Hot Tubs, not so much The Network.

I know people who went off them completely because of the FBHT thing they did.
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ya but then everyone hates you because they're all fans and prly wont accept the fact that your band likes to play other music.


is it really that hard to type out "probably"?

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#18
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are you like 12 or or something?


you know what i mean, you wouldnt get as much fans because they would be aware that your band is also a bunch of other bands that play other totally different music and i mean, you look at metal there are alot of close-minded fans in that genre, they hear that your band is also a country band, they say **** them theyre ******s, i aint buying thei **** anymore i hate them.
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So instead of joe ringwald, steve creffer, josh heller (or idk how many people would be in it, btw im just making up names), you would put on you metal album, lets say: skullcruncher joe, lord brainbasher and count christraper.


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Plus, country to death metal? Eclectic tastes much?
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is it really that hard to type out "probably"?


im just really impatient at typing because i dont type as fast as a secretary lol
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#22
I think being a bucnh of other bands would just draw attention and publicity towards them. The people who wouldn't have bothered checking the death metal band out had they not known they were also some country band would vastly outnumber the people too immature to deal with their favourite band liking another genre.

And it's easy to say that metal fans are closed minded and couldn't accept it, but I really doubt there's many people who would actually think that way, and think it's reasonable.
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I think being a bucnh of other bands would just draw attention and publicity towards them. The people who wouldn't have bothered checking the death metal band out had they not known they were also some country band would vastly outnumber the people too immature to deal with their favourite band liking another genre.


EXACTLY
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ya but then everyone hates you because they're all fans and prly wont accept the fact that your band likes to play other music.

Yeah. Most people are (unfortunately) musically close minded.
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lol idk, im saying that what you said is to be predicted. so what you said makes sense.

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lol idk, im saying that what you said is to be predicted. so what you said makes sense.

idk...... i am confuse!! lol

I'm saying there might be a few people thinking "aah they're that country band, I can't like them", but there would be more people who wouldn't normally have bothered checking them out if they hadn't thought "hey, they're the same guys as that country band, it should be interesting to see what their take on death metal is".
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I'm saying there might be a few people thinking "aah they're that country band, I can't like them", but there would be more people who wouldn't normally have bothered checking them out if they hadn't thought "hey, they're the same guys as that country band, it should be interesting to see what their take on death metal is".

good point indeed.
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I'm saying there might be a few people thinking "aah they're that country band, I can't like them", but there would be more people who wouldn't normally have bothered checking them out if they hadn't thought "hey, they're the same guys as that country band, it should be interesting to see what their take on death metal is".


i think there would be more people who wouldnt like the idea of a band taking on different musical identities, maybe im just thinking of it as a worst-case scenario thing. idk, from what i hear and see, people these days can be pretty close-minded.

but then again, thats why you CYA and make sure no one knows the fact that you are the same group of people playing as different bands who play different music.
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dont have 6 bands, problem solved.
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#37
abetter question is; if somebody, doesn't like you because your in another band, which you probably wont relate to your other one, do you really want them to be your fans?
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Garth Brooks did it and everyone thought he lost his mind.

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abetter question is; if somebody, doesn't like you because your in another band, which you probably wont relate to your other one, do you really want them to be your fans?


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