Zero Band (Chinese: 零点乐队; pinyin: Lingdian Yuedui) are a Chinese rock band from Inner Mongolia. The lead singer is Zhou Xiaoou (周晓鸥). The English name "Zero Band" was used in Beijing concert advertisements, though the band did not originally use an English name; the name has also been translated as "Point Zero" in some older English publications. The band appeared on the Jingwen label in China, but were licensed outside China by JVC. One of the top Beijing bands at the end of the 1990s, Lingdian originally suffered the same resistance from government-owned venues as other indigenous PRC rock bands.
Lead singer Zhou Xiaoou announced that he was retiring from the band in 2008, following his acting role in the TV series Struggle (2007), leading the media, such as Xinhuanet, to conclude that the band had broken up.
- Bie wuhui 别误会 1996
- Edward L. Davis Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture 2009 Page 712 "Black Panther turned to pop rock, a genre that is also popular with Zang Tianshuo, Point Zero (Lingdian), Baojia Rd. No.43"
- The Beijinger.com
- China With a Cut: Globalisation, Urban Youth and Popular Music 2010 Page 87 "Globalisation, Urban Youth and Popular Music. JVC Hong Kong has licensed the Mongolian pop-rock band Ling Dian from Jingwen for the market outside China. It states in the promotional material: "... Ling Dian has chosen to express their emotions through their music. (...) There has never been a Mongolian rock group before that can compare with Ling Dian. As originators of a sound they continue to develop a pop/rock sound that has the capacity to appeal to a wide audience. The Mongols are truly on the March!"
- Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo The Rough Guide to World Music Volume 2 Latin and North America Caribbean India Asia 2000 Page 52-53 ""in hand with a suspicion of indigenous Chinese rock. The scene thus remains low key, with bands playing in private bars ... Top bands at the end of the 1990s include ... Lingdian (Zero Point) ... Lingdian owes much of its identity to early Police, especially its lead singer, Zhou Xiaoou, who is a veritable Chinese Sting.."
- Xinhua 主唱周晓鸥宣布退出 零点乐队面临解散？ Archived 2013-05-25 at the Wayback Machine 27 Feb 2008