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LMU Bars the Band 'Starfucker' From Playing On Campus

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The name of the group "Starfucker" turned out to be too hot for Loyola Marymount University.

The Catholic university canceled the electronic pop group's planned appearance at the annual campus event "Derby Dance" on March 23, according to the campus paper The Loyolan. A student life coordinator said that even though the band's music itself was fine, its name was way too "vulgar" to have on fliers all over campus.

“It’s a judgment call. I’m responsible for approving major campus events, and in my judgment, having a band that has vulgarity as part of its title isn’t fitting for our campus,” Associate Vice President for Student Life Richard Rocheleau told The Loyolan.

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The group posted this message on its Facebook page:

Hey LA- we're sorry to say, but our show at Loyola Marymount University on 3/23 has been CANCELLED. Turns out the administration at LMU won't let us play because our name has the word FUCK in it... Super lame.

It sounds like this has thrown a wrench in the planning that went into the Greek-sponsored campus event that raises money for the Santa Monica Rape Victims Treatment Center. Campus station KXLU pulled its sponsorship of the event, and some of the other bands backed out, too, since KXLU had trouble finding a replacement band.Why the band didn't opt to advertise under one of the other names it has gone by—STRFKR, PYRAMID or Pyramiddd—isn't obvious. But the band apparently played to a packed crowd over at USC last month.

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