An american Rock band formed in California.
Current line up:
Andy Biersack (lead vocals)
Jake Pitts (lead guitar)
Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson (rythm guitar)
Ashley Purdy (bass guitar)
Christian "CC" Coma (drums)
Black Veil Brides is not "emo" or "goth" or ANYTHING, unless they say they are. The most that any member said, is that they are generally described as "rock music". Which- if you look at past musicians- they are. They are not posers or fakes or just out there for the attention. Yes they say that's a benefit, but they are just five guys doing what they love best. All of them have been playing music since they were young, and all of them have true talent in their own ways.
Don't hate them because they're popular, or you don't particularly like their style. If you genuinely do not like their music, fine, that is your choice, and mature fans respect that. But do not go bashing them excessively for no reason.
And about Andy's name changes:
When he was a teenager and just started the band, he did copy Nikki Sixx. He later changed to "Six" because that is the number on his hockey jersey, and his dad's nickname for him. That was his own thing. His own persona. Recently, he just uses his actual name, "Biersack" because he has grown out of that persona he once needed. He can face the world without that costume.
He never intentionally stole anyone's name.
Plus, Nikki doesn't seem to care, because the band just did a photoshoot with him.
Person 1: Black Veil Brides? Who are they?
Mature fan: Oh they're a rock band. I love them, lemme show you...
Person 1: Oh I dont really like them, but whatever. I guess they'd be ok for other people.
Mature fan: Ok, at least you're polite.