What about a band that is both fictional AND real?
Right. Once you release a real "hit", you're a real band.This is my question. The line between fictional and real is very blurry. If the origin is a TV show or movie, that means its fictional? Even if they record an album and have a hit?
Looking at Cage's list in the OP, I think the intention was acts that exist purely in fiction . . . so they can't actually put a record out or tour or have a hit. It takes a real band to do that, not a fictional one.