#1
Ok so I've been wondering this for awhile. when talking about bands (lets use Nirvana as an example) would you say:
A) Nirvana is working on a new album.
B) Nirvana are working on a new album.

similarly using Metallica:
A) Metallica was changing its sound
B) Metallica were changing their sound


this goes for all bands similar to the above. Which one is gramatically correct?
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The Rolling Stones are.
Black Sabbath is.

Depends if the band name is plural or not.
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#7
I think B is the correct way to use it but i'm not positive.
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#9
most people follow the normal plural or non plural rule regardless of the band being counted as one object

"velvet revolver is coming out with a new album."

"the killers are coming out with a new album."
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Nirvana is working on a new album.

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#12
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It depends on pluralization.

The Ramones are working..
Black Flag is working...



But both could work with Black Flag.

Black Flag is working on new material.

Black Flag are working on new material.

It depends if you are speaking about the band as an organisation (Black Flag is working), or as a group of individuals (Black Flag are working).

Or not.
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Most people dont use no good english, so it all works.
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It depends on pluralization.

The Ramones are working..
Black Flag is working...

This.

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#16
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The Rolling Stones are.
Black Sabbath is.

Depends if the band name is plural or not.

This.

Well, maybe not. Because what about the band Pixies?

Pixies are a band.
Pixies is a band.
Pixies were playing yesterday.
Pixies was playing yesterday.

A plural band name without a 'The' in front of it can be both ways.
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^Pixies "was" playing is bad English.
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#21
Either is correct.

Yes, the band itself is a single entity, thus "is", but a band is a collective of people, thus "are". To me, "are" sounds better, but neither is more correct than the other.
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#22
Collective nouns like band names use the plurality of the name.
i.e. LEd Zeppelin is...
The Pixies are...
#23
Meh, I think both are acceptable, but I use "is". Its one collective band you're talking about, not multiple bands. Even "plural" names like The Rolling Stones, you're refering to a singular, not a plural.
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Meh, I think both are acceptable, but I use "is". Its one collective band you're talking about, not multiple bands. Even "plural" names like The Rolling Stones, you're refering to a singular, not a plural.


yea thats what i was trying to get out. that it doesnt matter if the name is plural, its one band so what would it be?


*sigh* bands are so confusing....
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#26
Grammatically it should be "is", because no matter if the band's name is singular or plural, it is referring to a single entity.

However, sometimes you refer to its band members, in which case you can use "are".

But saying "____are a great band" is wrong.

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yea thats what i was trying to get out. that it doesnt matter if the name is plural, its one band so what would it be?


*sigh* bands are so confusing....

Like I said, I go with "is".

Example:

"Radiohead is touring."

"The members of Radiohead are touring."

Radiohead is one band, yes, made up of individuals, individuals who come together as one. "Are" sounds very wrong to me. "Radiohead are touring." What? What happened to the pluralization of "Radiohead"? Where's the "s"?
#28
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I'll go with "is"

Band is a collective noun like a group.

This.

Unless you're referring to the members of the group

Por ejemplo:

Red Hot Chili Peppers is a good band.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are nice guys.

Remember kids: English doesn't make sense. Just because it sounds right doesn't mean it is.


Edit: The two posts above me also have good examples.
#29
Quote by Johansensan
Ok so I've been wondering this for awhile. when talking about bands (lets use Nirvana as an example) would you say:
A) Nirvana is working on a new album.
B) Nirvana are working on a new album.

similarly using Metallica:
A) Metallica was changing its sound
B) Metallica were changing their sound


this goes for all bands similar to the above. Which one is gramatically correct?



everyone is saying depends on the spelling of the band name, wether it is plural or not.... i am pretty sure it would be b even if the band name is singular because there are several members in the band, however if there is just one member then its singular....

i dont know for sure
its just something i MAY have read one day or maybe just makin up who knows but hey
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