Rock Band Vocabulary

These words are also the names of well-known rock bands. Can you guess the band name based on the definition of the word?
All the answers are a single word
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Last updated: April 10, 2020
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Definition
Band
Female monarch
Queen
State of enlightenment
Nirvana
Fraternity recruitment period
Rush
Island of fertility in a desert
Oasis
Voyage
Journey
Infection caused by the bacteria
Bacillus anthracis
Anthrax
Evil spirit who tries to impregnate
sleeping women
Incubus
British term for sidewalk
Pavement
Source of artistic inspiration
Muse
Fatty part of milk
Cream
Light-colored brownie
Blondie
Definition
Band
Vehicle capable of interstellar transit
Starship
Person who is not in their home country
Foreigner
Judge's authorization for a search or arrest
Warrant
Rubbish
Garbage
Book or magazine with lurid subject matter,
printed on cheap paper
Pulp
The primary organ of the circulatory system
Heart
Extinct relative of the elephant
Mastodon
To change from a solid to a gas without
passing through a liquid state
Sublime
The point of creation
Genesis
Fairies
Pixies
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Level 48
Oct 30, 2013
I'm glad pavement was an answer. Pavement was such a great band.
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Level 89
Apr 9, 2020
Did you go and cut your hair?
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2014
My favorite band is Rush and I didn't find them... I still don't understand the clue.
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Level 72
Oct 6, 2019
The week for frat recruitment is called Rush week. I didn’t get it either, as I could only think of Greek week, which is wrong, but at least is also frat-related.
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Level 79
May 19, 2020
I thought that was called Pledge week.
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Level 76
May 20, 2020
First you pledge and then once you get in, you rush. I think, could be the other way around.
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Level 64
May 21, 2020
Rush = Recruitment period. Some schools more strictly enforce when rush is sanctioned than others. Usually it's in the late summer, early fall. Some delay it until the second semester to give freshmen a chance to get their academic bearings before becoming overly involved in the social side of campus life.

Pledge = Someone has been voted into the frat, but not yet officially initiated as a member. It's when pledges are learning all of their frat's traditions, history, etc. If it happens, this is when hazing typically occurs. Pledges often have a member assigned to them to shepard them through the process.

Initiation = A fraternal rite where pledges who have satisfactorily demonstrated their desire to be a member are official initiated. Generally, each fraternity's initiation ritual is a closely guarded secret. Pledges often undergo a symbolic rite of passage based on their frat's traditions and underlines that they are now a part of something larger than themselves.

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Level 81
Apr 10, 2020
I still think it's a bad clue. Too specific (not saying too American... I didn't even know what fraternities are six years ago). In the dictionary that I use (wordreference), there is a long list of meanings of "rush" and of expressions and verbs containing it, but no sign of "rush week".
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Level 79
May 19, 2020
Rush week is the time period set aside for frat and sorority recruitment parties and other activities at American universities. It's often shortened to just "rush". Some of them now call it recruitment week. I checked several dictionaries and they all had meanings for rush similar to this one in Merriam-Webster's, "a drive by a fraternity or sorority to recruit new members".

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rush

I couldn't afford to go Greek when I was in college so I couldn't tell you anything about it personally.

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Level 75
Sep 12, 2020
Agreed, clue could use amendment -- I've never heard 'rush' used in this way either. Great band though! 'In a hurry' or 'what you do when you're running late' or some more eloquent version would be less geographically constrained :)
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Level 62
Apr 29, 2016
JOURNEY. DUH. I was like, "Vacation? Trip? Cruise?" What a dummy.
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Level 85
Apr 9, 2020
Same here. Couldn't get beyond the naval sense of voyage.
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Level 64
Apr 29, 2016
Couldn't spell Foreigner correctly (over and over again). Good quiz.
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Level 56
Apr 29, 2016
For rubbish could you also accept "Limp Bizkit" or "Creed"? Because I feel those are both acceptable answers.
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Level 49
May 2, 2016
Well played ;)
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Level 81
Jul 22, 2018
I typed Oasis and it popped up elsewhere.
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Level 80
Apr 29, 2016
Tourist? Expat? Refugee? (quiz ends) FOREIGNER! *headdesk*
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Level 46
May 10, 2016
Expatriate would be a GREAT name for a band!
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Level 76
Jul 12, 2017
Yep. Even tried immigrant, alien, visitor, diplomat.... duh.
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Level 67
May 19, 2020
Yeah, I thought The Fugees should work here.
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Level 83
Jul 12, 2017
I spent way too much time trying to figure out what female monarch was also a band name. "Elizabeth" no, "Victoria" no, "Beatrix", no "Anne" no, "Mary" no. I guess you can figure out where it's going. The greatest voice in rock in roll is mocking me from his grave.
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Level 76
Aug 3, 2017
'Exile' as a possible answer for "someone who is not in their own country" ?
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Level 81
Jul 22, 2018
Close, but no cigar. That's a specific type of foreigner.
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Level 53
Mar 8, 2019
For ‘the point of creation’ I put Offspring, would you consider this for an answer?
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
I thought of Live
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Level 79
May 19, 2020
I was typing Conception as time ran out - just guessing - but it turns out it was actually a metal band from Norway, although I doubt it would have been an acceptable answer even if I had beaten the clock.
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2020
Agreed! "Point" has many possible meanings -- perhaps "moment of creation" would be better as a clue?
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Level 78
Apr 9, 2020
Nice to see sublime on here, sound track to my completely wasted youth right there
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2020
LOL I kept typing in Sublimation... oh well only missed that one! Great Quiz!!
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Level 81
May 19, 2020
Me too, and I've never heard of the band, so I never got to Sublime.
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Level 71
May 19, 2020
You've never heard of Sublime??
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Level 74
Apr 9, 2020
Light colored brownie called a blondie...never heard of that.
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Level 79
May 19, 2020
Mmmm, blondies are good. The best are when they marble them half chocolate and half blonde. Domino's Pizza does those for a dessert.
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Level 75
Apr 10, 2020
Alien as a type in for Foreigner? Terrible band but it fits
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Level 73
Apr 14, 2020
I struggled with the creation one for a good minute or so. The best I could do was "A-ha", which I still think should be accepted :-).
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Level 83
May 19, 2020
No Poison?
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Level 72
May 19, 2020
Ligh-colored brownie should be / accept "Vanilla Fudge".
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Level 75
May 19, 2020
All the answers are a single word
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Level 59
May 19, 2020
Wow, what an eclectic list of bands! I'd love to be on a road trip with you - you'd never know what song might be next on the mp3 player!! :-)
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Level 61
May 19, 2020
Didn't get Cream which is hugely disappointing. One of the best bands ever. And I've never heard of a blondie being a light coloured brownie. I thought it was just fudge. Great to see the Pixies there too.
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Level 67
May 19, 2020
Shouldn’t UFO be allowed for vehicle capable of interstellar transit?
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Level 79
May 19, 2020
As an acronym, UFO is technically three words.
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Level 56
May 19, 2020
Duuuh, had all of them but missed 5 still, stupidly missing Starship and I knew it was Mastodon, the name just wouldn't pop up !

Great quiz anyway, thanks !

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Level 62
May 19, 2020
You had all of them but missed 5? Sorry bud but that means you didn't have all of them, you barely got 3/4 of them.
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Level 47
May 20, 2020
"State of enlightenment" should definitely accept A-ha! :-)
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Level 59
May 21, 2020
Americans use the term "pavement" as well. for pavement. because that's what it is. it applies to any paved area. are British sidewalks paved? or do they use concrete like most American sidewalks?

Also, the definition for Sublime doesn't make much sense to me, either. sure, it's technically correct, as a verb, but there's also a noun definition that is much more widely used and well known. odd that you would choose the verb definition, which i wasn't even aware of.

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Level 45
May 21, 2020
At first I tried "Sublimate" but then I got it
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Level 80
May 22, 2020
Never heard of Pavement, Muse, Pulp, or Heart before... weird names for bands... but got them all based on the fairly easy clues. Had no idea that this was another definition of sublime.
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2020
Never heard of Heart?? BARRACUDA
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Level 64
Sep 23, 2020
Pulp are great*. Muse used to be until they went a bit pop.

I'm shocked you haven't heard of Heart - Alone is a power ballad classic.

*Surely you've heard Common People?