Unwritten Law have gotten themselves a lot of attention on MTV’s TRL, and that has translated into a decent amount of internet search interest, though not much for individual band members. For the month of March on pay-per search engine Overture.com, the group received 43,896 searches. The group’s most searched for song was ‘Seein’ Red’, while the most popular misspelling was ‘Unwriten Law’. The group’s most searched for member was frontman Scott Russo.
No doubt searches for Alice In Chains will be way up from these figures from March, but the band still had quite a bit of interest, getting 21,306 searches on pay-per search engine Overture.com during the month. The band’s most searched for member was Jerry Cantrell, though his work as a solo artist benefited in search interest. Layne Staley got 2,457 searches while 41 even searched for ‘Layne Staley dead’ last month… as rumors and curiosity as to what had happened to him wore on. Individual songs and albums reinforced the fact that the group never really had the ‘one big hit’, though ‘Rooster’, ‘Nutshell’, and ‘Brother’ are some that were higher in search interest.
Lycos 50 today profiled Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, who they report is the Lycos search engine’s most popular rock band lead singer, getting four times more searches than Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and six times more searches than Creed frontman Scott Stapp.
The complete story at 50.lycos.com has since been removed.
Despite not having a new album out since 1999, the Red Hot Chili Peppers continue to get a fairly large amount of search interest on pay-per search engine Overture.com during the month of February. The group had nearly 40,000 searches for ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’, while the group’s most searched for song was ‘Californication’.
Does anyone even care that Tommy Lee is a musician? It doesn’t appear so in looking at February’s most searched for ‘Tommy Lee’ related terms on pay-per search engine Overture.com. The ex Motley Crue drummer who’s renamed his Method’s of Mayhem project to his own name had 14,046 searches for his name, but virtually all related searches were about his stolen porno tape with ex-wife Pamela Anderson.
Searches for Fenix TX were fairly light in the month of February on pay-per search engine Overture.com. The group who formed in Houston, Texas in 1995 originally named themselves Riverfenix before threatened legal action from the estate of the late actor River Phoenix forced them to use Fenix TX. The group nabbed 9,538 searches for the month, and the band’s most popular member in searches was drummer James Love.
Rock band Lit has fallen off the radar a bit from their ‘Miserable’ video days, having only gotten 13,511 searches during the month of February on pay per search engine Overture.com. An upcoming tour with Kid Rock may help things out. The band’s most popular tune was ‘Miserable’ with a video that featured a giant Pamela Anderson and the most popular member was frontman A Jay Popoff, followed by bother Jeremy.
Oasis had quite a few searches during the month of February on pay-per search engine Overture.com, though the band’s generic name no doubt inflated the numbers. The term ‘Oasis’ was searched for nearly 60,000 times during the month, while the most popular brother was Liam, getting about twice the searches of his brother. The band’s most popular tune to no surprise was ‘Wonderwall’. Hopefully their new disc, ‘Hindu Times’ can recapture the sound off the ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory’ classic.
Searches for the Deftones were relatively quiet considering the band’s number 1 album last time out. The group had 36,460 searches for their band name on pay per search engine Overture.com during the month of February, while ‘White Pony’ was their most searched for album. As is usually the case, frontman Chino Moreno led the group in searches with 1,032, with Stephen Carpenter the second most popular getting only 144 searches.
Search queries for Van Halen were pretty active considering the band hasn’t recorded anything lately, and most would consider hasn’t been relevant since the David Lee Roth days. The group got 43,123 searches on pay-per search engine Overture.com during the month of February. The most popular member is Dave, followed by Sammy Hagar, and an actual current member and namesake, Eddie Van Halen. The group’s most popular song was ‘Jump’ while the most popular misspelling was Van Hallen.