Yes they were.
The Monkees songs were written for and first sung by the Monkees.
No it is not. Maybe the guys are a band in real life, but may have a different band name. there not real, but a few of the band members are in a band called no country.
Yes Drive Shaft is a real band.
The Monkees were a pop rock quartet assembled by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider in Los Angeles in 1966 for the Americantelevision series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The members were Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones, who were supervised and popularized by Don Kirshner.At the time of the band's formation, its producers saw The Monkees as a Beatles-like band. At the start, the band members provided vocals, and were given some performing and production opportunities, but they eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name. The group undertook several concert tours, allowing an opportunity to perform as a live band as well as on the TV series. Although the show was canceled in 1968, the band continued releasing records until 1970. In the 1980s, the television show and music experienced a revival, which led to a series of reunion tours, and new records featuring various incarnations of the band's lineup.
The Monkees were a tv show, and also a band like the Beatles, including Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones. A REAL SPOOF!!
Bette Nesmith invented White-Out and her son Michael was a Monkees member.
People will hate me for saying this, but ... the Monkees.
No, Gorillaz is not a Christian band. They are simply a trip-hop band.
The network and the producers held open auditions
The Monkees was one of a very few civilian ( which excludes service comedies) sitcoms that was not, in any sense about a family, and also one of less than a handful that oculd be called Musical Comedies- the others being Partridge Family and in a sense, Sha-Na-Na. The Monkees television show was about a fake rock band, but the Monkees themselves were far from being fake. They were a real rock band in real life. Agreed. If by fake you mean manufactured, the same charge could be made against many other groups. The Grass Roots and the Village People were manufactured, and the Oak Ridge Boys are nothing more than a corporation.
Some of the bands Zayn likes are: NSYNC, Beatles, and the Monkees.