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==Current Article Count==
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== '''6,000 Articles!''' ==
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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.
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==Hey I Did A Podcast==
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Hey, I was on a podcast for the [http://www.notinhalloffame.com 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:
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[http://www.notinhalloffame.com/podcasts/the-buck-stops-here/9598-the-buck-stops-here-interview-with-t-mike-childs CLICK HERE for podcast].
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== '''5,000 Articles!''' ==
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Thanks to everyone who ever contributed, because as of February 28, 2019, we have officially hit FIVE THOUSAND articles!
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Read more in our press release here: [[Image:2019_Rocklopedia_Fakebandica_5K_Press_Release.pdf]]
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=='''The Wikipedia Fakebandica'''; or '''Rocklopedia Fakebandica 2: Electronic Bookaloo'''==
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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!
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Click here to find out [[Help:Starting a new page|HOW DO I ADD A BAND?]]
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Use the search box on the left there, or [[:Category:Years|Browse by YEAR]] | [[:Category:Media Type|Browse by MEDIUM (TV, film, etc.)]] | [[:Category:Contents|Browse by CATEGORY]]
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Want to add some bands? [mailto:&#114;&#111;&#99;&#107;&#108;&#111;&#112;&#101;&#100;&#105;&#97;&#64;&#118;&#103;&#103;&#46;&#99;&#111;&#109; Email] for a login. Post spam or made up stuff and you'll be banned.
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Rules? Sure, a few:
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*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.
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*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.
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*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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The old, old site is [http://www.fakebands.com/original-index.html right here], but is no longer updated.
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== Social stuff ==
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Want to chat about fake bands and generate content for Mark Zuckerberg to sell to advertisers? [https://www.facebook.com/fakebands/ Like us on Facebook!]
  
 
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* [http://www.vgg.com/fakebands/pathfinder/index.html Rock Fiction pathfinder]
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==External Links==
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*Order the [https://www.amazon.com/Rocklopedia-Fakebandica-T-Mike-Childs/dp/031232944X/ print version from Amazon]
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*Ross, Alex. "[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/08/24/imaginary-concerts Imaginary Concerts: The music of fictional composers.]" ''The New Yorker''. August 24, 2009.
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*Brown, K. D. (Ed.), ''[http://mellenpress.com/book/An-Annotated-Bibliography-and-Reference-List-of-Musical-Fiction/6302/ An Annotated Bibliography and Reference List of Musical Fiction]'' Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
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*Gibbs, John R. "[http://staff.washington.edu/gibbs/musicfiction.html A Bibliography of Musical Fiction]." University of Washington, Seattle.
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*Whitman, Brian. "[http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~bwhitman/10000.html Ten Thousand Statistically Grammar-Average Fake Band Names]." from: Ellis, Daniel, Brian Whitman, Adam Berenzweig and Steve Lawrence. "[http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~bwhitman/ellis02quest.pdf The Quest For Ground Truth in Musical Artist Similarity]." In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. [http://www.ee.columbia.edu/~dpwe/talks/ismir-2002-10.pdf 13-17 October 2002], Paris, France.
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*[https://books.google.com/books?id=_TP3DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false ''The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film'', Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca; Rowman & Littlefield, 2016]
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*[https://www.mtsu.edu/popmusic/about.php Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University]
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*[http://imaginaryinstruments.org/ The Museum of Imaginary Instruments]
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Rabinowitz, Peter. "Fictional Music: Toward a Theory of Listening." Theories of Reading, Looking, and Listening. Bucknell University Press. 1981.
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*1876, ''A Trip to Music-land : a fairy tale forming an allegorical and pictorial exposition of the elements of music''. by Shedlock, Emma L. https://archive.org/details/cu31924022378164
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*1893, ''The Musical Journey of Dorothy and Delia'' by Bradley Gilman, illustrated by F. G. Attwood https://books.google.com/books?id=zhwtAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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*1910, ''The Glass Mender and Other Stories''. By Maurice Baring
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*1917, ''Prince Melody in Music Land'', by Elizabeth Simpson
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*1921, ''In Music land. Play for children'' by Brockett, Alice Whitney. Foreword acknowledges ''Musical Journey of Dorothy and Delia''. https://archive.org/details/inmusicland00broc
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*1925, ''Alice in Orchestralia'' (AKA ''Alice in Orchestra Land''). By Ernest La Prade.
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*1927, ''La-La Man In Music Land'', Piano Notes by Colleen Brown Kilner
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*1929, ''Marching Notes'' (AKA ''Alice in Music Land''). By Ernest La Prade. Sequel to Alice in Orchestralia. https://archive.org/details/aliceinorchestra00lapr
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*1929, ''The Little Princes of Music Land'', by Elizabeth Simpson
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*1935, ''Music Land'', Director  Wilfred Jackson, Film series  Silly Symphony. Producer Walt Disney
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*1972, ''Why not? A journey through music land!'', Dorothy L Mavrich,
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Latest revision as of 10:47, 24 August 2021

RF logo2011blueblack.png

Current Article Count

As of today, May 21, 2022, the Rocklopedia Fakebandica has: 6,305 entries!

6,000 Articles!

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.

5,000 Articles!

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.

The old, old site is right here, but is no longer updated.

Social stuff

Want to chat about fake bands and generate content for Mark Zuckerberg to sell to advertisers? Like us on Facebook!

Getting started

External Links