Imitation Leather: The Most Hilarious Classic Rock Tribute Band Names Ever

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They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and we really have to hand it to these folks who make a living performing the songs of their favorite artists. They’ve learned the parts, totally nailed the voice, got the gestures down, and even whipped up a cool costume. But even the best rock doppelgangers need one crucial thing: a killer name! It’s gotta be funny, punny, and a tribute to their heroes. If you’ve got that, you’ve got it made.

Tribute acts have been making their rounds on the bar/restaurant/Holiday Inn lounge circuit since the first Elvis Presley impersonators hit Vegas back in the ’70s. Now it’s evolved into a full time gig, crossing eras and genres! Of course, some of the most memorable are a variation a theme. Who could forget the country-fied version of AC/DC called Hayseed Dixie (say it out loud), not to mention the all-female AC-DShee? Or the Australian ABBA band, Abbariginal? Or punk fans from south of the border, Mex Pistols? No word on how they sound, but head up to the gallery above for tribute acts who get an A+ in the name department.

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