How did the band august burns red get its name

How the band August Burns Red got their name is really a very sad story. A friend of the band, named Jon Hershey, had just broken up with his girlfriend, August. Instead of being sad, she became enraged, and quite literally insane about it, but instead of yelling at Jon, she killed his dog "Redd" by setting its house on fire! The headlines in the paper the next day read "August Burns Redd," and they chose that for the name. That's the whole twisted tale, there's no deeper meaning.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 02:18PM EST
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