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Kraftwerk "Kraftwerk" is German for "power plant", and they wanted an electrical name to go along with their electronic music. Dylan Baranski
Kraftwerk German - Power Plant Bobo
Kraftwerk Literally, it means "Factory" and is reminiscent of the band's industrial nature. Spieler
Kraftwerk A childish spelling of "Craftwork". Some Guy
Kris Kross Both their names are Chris. leon
KRS-One While Lawrence Parker was homeless, he would occasionally join up with some Hare Krishnas, so much that people in the shelters started calling him Krishna. Then, during the very early days of Graffiti Art, he started spraypainting KRSNA, which was later shortened to KRS. His style, and the initials, were soon copied, so he started adding the One. Till McGill
KRS-ONE A couple stories: acronym for"Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone", or his old graffiti tag KRS, which is short for his name Chris.  Bobo
Kula Shaker wow i can't believe i'm the first to post this!! the band were working under the name 'the Kays', when Crispian met a guru called Kula Sekhara, named after a 9th century indian mystic. the guru told him that if he renamed his band after the mystic then they would be guided to success. they changed their name to Kula Shaker, and a month or so later they had a record deal! spooky. dawn
Kurtain Killers Bass player, Jonty and drummer Will were messing about at Jontys' house when Will fell over and trying to right himself grabbed onto Jontys' bright "kat" orange curtains, ripping them off the wall. Curtain Killer then became Wills nickname and they thought that it looked cooler with two "k"s Fuffer
Kutless From the band's website: "We wanted our name to represent the impact of what Christ did for us on the cross. Christ took our beating and paid the wages of our sin. He took our cuts for us, leaving us 'Kutless.'" the speter
Kutlul Kutlul is a Dutch swear word which every little kid uses or has used. The band members like the name, especially when they're drunk. Kutlul can also be changed to other similar looking words like Kultul, Klutlu and Luktul. MoToR
KYUSS The band hates frat boys and called the band KYUSS to get over on fart-boys, Knowing Your Under Satan's Scrotum.  Bob Smoot
Kyuss the band was actually called sons of kyuss at first, and on their 1000-pressed first lp. the name change came when thier first bass player left and they recruited nick oliveri, aka rex everything, and cut the rest of the 'wretch' lp(which used two cuts from the debut & some re-recorded tracks as well as newer material). some folks have wondered when the monster first appeared in d&d, and it was 1981(greg is correct that it was in the fiend folio). elroy
Kyuss There are monsters in a really old Dungeons & Dragons book called Deities and Demigods called the Sons of Kyuss. The band decided to use Kyuss as their band name because they thought it sounded cool. Ben
Kyuss Nice Page, but the Sons of Kyuss is from the FIEND FOLIO not Deities. Keep up the good work Greg Kessler

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