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Some bands have strange pronunciations of their names, that aren't immediately obvious from their spelling.

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Entries Beginning with B

Backstreet Boys pronounced as BACK-street Boys
Exactly as it appears
Ashley
Basia pronounced as BAH-sha
I used to think that Basia's name pronounced "BAY-zha"; 18 years later when I watched the "Time and Tide" video on YouTube, she said "BAH-sha."
Mickey D.
Bastille pronounced as Bah-steal
Group named after the famous prison in France
GlamRockNinjaLord
Bono pronounced as BAWN-o
U2's frontman. He pronounces the first "o" with a short sound, whereas Sonny Bono said it with a long sound (BONE-o). Go figure.
Alex
The B-52's pronounced as Bee fifty-twos
Not Bee-five-twos; the number 52 is read like it normally would be.
Alexis
Beyonce (Knowles) pronounced as Bee-yahn-say (Noalz)
Her surname rhymes with "holes"
Ed
Burzum pronounced as Ber-Zuhm
weirdkid106
Biffy Clyro pronounced as Biff-e Cli-row
Easy enough, but so many people get it wrong
Tom
Black Eyed Sceva pronounced as Black eyed see-va
They were a Christian alternative rock band in the 90s. They changed their name to Model Engine in 1997 and broke up 3 years later. The title is in reference to the seven sons of Sceva mentioned in the book of Acts of the Bible.
James
Blaze Bayley pronounced as Blayz bay-lee
Ex-iron Maiden frontman.
GlamRockNinjaLord
Blink 182 pronounced as Blink One-eighty-two
Dan DeLyon
Bob Dylan pronounced as Bob DILL-un
Alexis
Bob Seger pronounced as Bob SEE-gur
The 'G' has a hard sound. (Not a soft sound, like a 'j')
Ed
Bon Iver pronounced as bone ee-vare
Personally I like bon, as in bon-bon, eye-vur. Oh well :)
Alex
Bourgeois Tagg pronounced as Boohr'zhwah Tag
The name/word "Bourgeois" is of French origin.
Mickey D.
Bauhaus pronounced as Bow-House
Bow as in taking a bow (or the front end of a ship), not the kind you wear in your hair.
Scarlet
Boyz II Men pronounced as Boys two men
They use the Roman numeral for 2.
Jeffrey
Brent Bourgeois pronounced as Brent Burr-jus
This is the pronunciation I've heard. I'm surprised it's not pronounced "Boor-ZHWAH", which is French.
MOR
Bruce Channel pronounced as broos shuh-NELL
Best known for his 1962 hit "Hey Baby."
crazydon
Bruce Cockburn pronounced as Broose COE-burn
Pronounced like Coburn, as in actor James Coburn.
Sheila Evans
Behemoth pronounced as Buh-hee-mith
Yeah. I used to pronounce it like "bay-hay-moth"
Buddy
Bulimia Banquet pronounced as Buh-leem-eea Bayn-kwit
Travis
Buckwheat Zydeco pronounced as Buk-weet Zie-da-co
Reggie Pillbox

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