Shihad (NZ rock group, named Pacifier between 2002 and 2004-09-17)
NZ rock group Shihad renamed themselves into Pacifier for the US market (fearing post September-11 issues with the name being a play-on-words of "Jihad"). On 2004-09-17 they officially announced they were returning to their original name, Shihad.
Shihad is a New Zealand alternative rock band, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. During Shihad's recording career, they have produced four number-one studio albums and three top-ten singles in their home country of New Zealand. Following the September 11 tragedy, the band was known as Pacifier for a brief period of time before reverting to Shihad.
At the release time of their seventh studio album Beautiful Machine, Shihad are ranked as first equal for most Top 40 charting singles for a New Zealand artist in the New Zealand charts with 19 (although Dave Dobbyn has 22 with Th'Dudes, DD Smash and as a solo artist). Of these singles, "Home Again", "Pacifier" and "Bitter" are listed at numbers 30, 60 and 83 respectively in the Nature's Best compilation, an official collection of New Zealand's top 100 songs.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license