Here at the Tribune, it’s a rule that we try to put accents on foreign words wherever possible, and make a particular effort with foreign names. And the style guide asks that those efforts should stretch even to bands:
“Try to include diacritical marks if bands use them in their name, no matter how absurd: Maxïmo Park, Mötley Crüe, Motörhead, etc”
This causes a bit of a problem, as you might imagine, when it comes to Queensrÿche. WordPress can manage it, but not every font or character set will let you put a diaeresis over a y. Perhaps it’s just as well that the Pacific Northwest music scene isn’t the global news phenomenon it used to be.
And however big your expert set is, you’ve got no chance with this one, from Wikipedia’s compendious entry on the subject:
“American sleaze metal band Dethkorpz, whose logo properly features an umlaut half over the h, half over the k, and a backwards s”
The heavy-metal umlaut is of course one of the few diacritical marks that makes no difference to the sound of the vowel it modifies. It’s quite fun to imagine what would happen if it worked like a conventional umlaut: MOERtley CrOER. MotOERhead. But then, as my colleague Phil points out: how on earth would you pronounce Queensrÿche?