Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Biffy Clyro's stupid name

Biffy Clyro claim they are driven to do better because their ''stupid'' name means they have to work harder to make people like them.
Great deals on musical instruments

Biffy Clyro were urged to change their name by their record label.

The Scottish band, who are named after a Welsh astronaut who attempted to become one of the first men on the moon, believe their "stupid" moniker has made them try harder to do well.

Singer Simon Neil, said: "We were 15 when we picked that name. The first record company said, 'You have to change it'.

"We stood firm. In retrospect we probably should have, but it's given us a drive - we know our name's stupid, but wait till you come and see us."

The 'Mountain' hitmakers have toured extensively, around the UK but found their experiences performing on the remote Shetland Islands the most bizarre.

Drummer Ben Johnston explained: "The taxi driver's also the nurse who's also the postman."

Simon added: "It was like 'Wicker Man', they're all absolutely nuts."

The group believe their latest album, 'Only Revolutions', offers a better showcase of their personalities than any of their other records.

Simon told Esquire magazine: "It's almost happy sounding. But we're always smiling anyway, even when we're miserable."

Posted on 9 Jan 2010 07:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News


Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

In aid of The Children Hospital Charity, Arctic Monkeys have signed a statue of an elephant to be auctioned off for charity

28 Sep 2016 17:21

Following a tweet on Wednesday, the band revealed a typo error in their previous announcement and have revealed that they will be returning in 2017

28 Sep 2016 11:15

A plaque marking where David Bowie resided whilst he created his revered Berlin album trilogy has been destroyed

21 Sep 2016 16:06

Recent Music News


Ranging from the AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument to the Boutique VP-03 Vocoder, Roland remain on the cutting edge of musical innovation.

28 Oct 2016 11:08

Introducing the AD-2 Acoustic Amp, CP-1X Compressor and JC-22 Jazz Chorus Guitar Amplifier

27 Oct 2016 16:36

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08

With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.

25 Oct 2016 15:09

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11