I came across this site in the Boston Globe Sidekick section for Oct 9 and had to share. It catalogues fake bands from TV and Movies. This just seemed like something that you all would find informative. Where else can you find out that Billy Barf and the Vomitones was from the book Vineland (1990) by Thomas Pynchon; or, Vanilla Lice was from the Tiny Toon's cartoon.
I even found an old fake band named Billy and the Boingers from comic strip Bloom County - my friends and I actually submitted a horrible heavy metal guitar-driven song to the contest they were running that was supposedly penned by the band. I remember bringing a microphone to the Opera Company of Boston (at the Opera House), where we all were stagehands, and having the bass trombone player do Wagner's Ride of the Valkryies so we could overdub it on as the tuba solo (Opus played tuba). Well, we didn't win, nor did we even receive and acknowledgement! humph!