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October 31, 2014

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Killian's Angels

Killian's Angels, shown playing at Brendan's Pub in the Orleans, has two CDs and worldwide exposure through the video game Launch slideshow »

Killian’s Angels is back on Wikipedia among the online listings for bear bladder drums and the 50 species of sea kelp.

The Las Vegas Celtic rock group was bumped from the online reference by an anonymous editor, who suggested that the band lacked significance or importance.

On Tuesday the Las Vegas Sun published a story about the incident and explained how Wikipedia entries can be created and edited by any user in just about any country and how the Killian’s Angels listing was deleted, despite its music on the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” and featured on a national radio ad for “Jeopardy!”

By Tuesday afternoon, Killian’s Angels was back on Wikipedia.

Jay Walsh, spokesman for Wikipedia, could have predicted the outcome.

Sometimes furor over a deletion leads to a newspaper article, he said, which leads to notability that warrants a Wikipedia page.

Such is the case for Killian’s Angels. The news reference for the band? The Sun story about the band not being on Wikipedia.

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