Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it. We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene. Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s post-hardcore act Alexisonfire.
After countless hours scouring the archives of band name history (read: 2 minutes on wikipedia) our crack team of punk rock super sleuths have discovered the inspiration behind Alixisonfire’s band name. As it turns out the group is named after the worlds only (maybe) lactating contortionist stripper turned porn star whose name was Alexis Fire and whose website was originally alexisonfire.com (don’t bother, we looked and it no longer exists). The girl obviously has a long list of admirable qualities but a sense of humor apparently doesn’t number among them and she tried to sue the band for copyright infringement. Fortunately for the band, legal aptitude is also lacking in the girls talents and she never actually registered the name so the matter was ultimately dropped. Band: 1, Lactating Contortionist Porn Star: 0.
Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: Bigwig