An awesome 80's hair/heavy metal band from L.A., influenced
and musically similar to hard rock/heavy metal band KISS, due to the similar influences of W.A.S.P.'s frontman and later guitarist Blackie Lawless and KISS's lead guitarist and backup vocalist Paul 'Ace' Frehley. Some of the best known songs by W.A.S.P. : I wanna be somebody, my wicked heart, wild child, L.O.V.E. Machine.
W.A.S.P. was speculated to stand for "We Are Satan's People", but was denied by the band.
Band itself stated that it's just W.A.S.P. and it doesn't mean anything.
Some stupid priest who had nothing better to than shit-talk about yet another metal band and accuse them for satanism, put W.A.S.P. under a spotlight because of their unusual stage performance and makeup.
Church always accuses metal bands (WASP, KISS) who are named in an acronym, or have songs whose titles consit either of: heaven, hell, devil, bible, etc, but avoid to notice what the illiterate hip-hop bastards ("artists")produce and what kind of message do they send to people with their "music".