20 Band + Artist Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong
Everyone makes mistakes, so you'd be lying to yourself if you said you've never pronounced a band name incorrectly. Whether it had a unique spelling or was a different language, we've all been there. However, it's important to correct these mistakes. How are you supposed to continue being a metal expert if you mispronounce the artists' names?
The idea for this all started when Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez interviewed Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger a few weeks ago. He confirmed that his name is not, in fact, pronounced "Crow-ger," but is actually "Kroo-ger," like the fictional horror villain Freddy Krueger.
From there, we thought about some of the other artist and band names that are commonly mispronounced, and decided to make a list of them with the correction pronunciations spelled out (as best as we could) underneath. We know a bunch of you will likely roll your eyes and think to yourself, "I've always said it that way" — and good for you! For those who didn't, you're welcome.