Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands
Series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Season 1
Production code 109
Writer Craig Lewis
Broadcast information
Broadcast number 9B
Cartoon Network US Premiere August 1, 2003
Paired with Terror of the Black Knight
The Halls of Time
Chronological information
Terror of the Black Knight
The Halls of Time

Battle of the Bands is the second segment of the ninth episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.


Grim joins a garage band, "Purple Filth", which makes Billy envious, as he wanted to be a member of the band as well.


  • Story by: Craig Lewis
  • Storyboard by: Brett Varon
  • Directed by: Robert Alvarez


  • Harold has the same face-paint and design of Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS, while Billy wore a red-haired wig and a blue and white face similar to Marilyn Manson.
  • Harold says, "Join me, and we can rule the rock as father and son!" This dialog is based on the Star Wars movie, "The Empire Strikes Back", when Darth Vader confesses to be Luke's father, and asks Luke to join him on the Dark Side. 
  • Grim mentions that in high school he used to play "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. 


Rock Grim
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