News.com.au reports New Zealand rock band Shihad have changed their name to Pacifier to keep their career on track in America. The group had played under the former name until the events of September 11 and their similarity to the word ‘jihad’ (holy war) would have hurt chances for success in the U.S. The group played their first gig as Pacifier at Los Angeles club, the Viper Room, on Wednesday. news.com.au has since removed the article.
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