ISIS The Band Isn't Happy People Keep Confusing Them For, Well, You Know
If you're in a band, careful what name you pick — it could come back to haunt you. Just ask the metal rock band formerly known as "ISIS," whose five musicians are receiving a ton of (misdirected) criticism on the group's Facebook page. Apparently, it's been tricky to tell between ISIS the band and ISIS the militant group.
The group has been around since 1997, and have changed their official band name on Facebook to "Isis the band." Former band drummer Aaron Harris told ABC:
The five members of Isis the band came together in Boston, and recorded nine albums together between 1997 and 2010. The band relocated to California before breaking up, but still have more than 170,000 fans on Facebook.
Believe it or not, the Isis-the-band members aren't the only people suffering from mistaken identity. A technology company called "ISIS" decided to re-brand this summer, thanks to the unfortunate name connection.
More recently, British lingerie designer Ann Summers released an underwear line called "ISIS." Though Ann Summers has apologized, the designer doesn't plan on pulling the line, and says the name was picked months before the lingerie line was officially launched. (Does this make it better?!) An Ann Summers spokesperson told Yahoo News:
Image: Isis the band/Facebook