Current Article Count
As of today, May 28, 2023, the Rocklopedia Fakebandica has: 6,418 entries!
The Rocklopedia Fakebandica celebrates the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 with its SIX THOUSANDTH entry! The Greek and Roman god of music, Apollo, was entry #6000, added December 31, 2020. A much overlooked entry in the pantheon (pun intended) of fake bands and etc.
Hey I Did A Podcast
Hey, I was on a podcast for the Not in Hall of Fame website, which has added a fictional Rock and Roll hall of fame, making us the equivalent of two guys who show up at a party wearing the same shirt. It was fun talking with them: CLICK HERE for podcast.
Thanks to everyone who ever contributed, because as of February 28, 2019, we have officially hit FIVE THOUSAND articles!
Read more in our press release here: File:2019 Rocklopedia Fakebandica 5K Press Release.pdf
The Wikipedia Fakebandica; or Rocklopedia Fakebandica 2: Electronic Bookaloo
Hello and welcome to The Rocklopedia Fakebandica! It's a wiki, because there's just too dang many fictional bands out there for one person to keep up with!
Click here to find out HOW DO I ADD A BAND?
Use the search box on the left there, or Browse by YEAR | Browse by MEDIUM (TV, film, etc.) | Browse by CATEGORY
This site is under a Creative Commons license.
Want to add some bands? Email for a login. Post spam or made up stuff and you'll be banned.
Rules? Sure, a few:
- Keep it real. - Please only bands/musicians from published sources. There's plenty out there; you don't need to make up any on your own. Cite as much source information as possible.
- Keep it honest. - Please don't cut and paste other people's work. Quoting a modest chunk of source material for context is fine, just credit it.
- Keep it clean. - Please only use four letter words when they are direct quotes, or part of a band's name, lyrics, album title, etc.
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- Consult the User's Guide for detailed information on using the wiki software.
- Rock Fiction pathfinder
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- Ross, Alex. "Imaginary Concerts: The music of fictional composers." The New Yorker. August 24, 2009.
- Brown, K. D. (Ed.), An Annotated Bibliography and Reference List of Musical Fiction Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
- Gibbs, John R. "A Bibliography of Musical Fiction." University of Washington, Seattle.
- Whitman, Brian. "Ten Thousand Statistically Grammar-Average Fake Band Names." from: Ellis, Daniel, Brian Whitman, Adam Berenzweig and Steve Lawrence. "The Quest For Ground Truth in Musical Artist Similarity." In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. 13-17 October 2002, Paris, France.
- The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film, Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca; Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
- Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University
- The Museum of Imaginary Instruments