Former THROWING MUSES star KRISTIN HERSH is cursing her luck after calling her new band 50 FOOT WAVE and releasing a debut album to press just days before the south east Asian tsunami struck.

The singer/songwriter named the group after the lowest sound audible to the human ear and had no idea the moniker would become controversial.

Despite suggestions she change the band's name before releasing the debut, GOLDEN OCEAN, to stores in March (05), Hersh is determined to keep it.

She says, "I've been thinking about all of those people (who perished in the tsunami), but it was such a good name a month ago."

17/01/2005 21:34