Classic Rock Corner

10 Bands That Were Almost Named Something Really Stupid

Take it from me, it's tough naming a band. During the one time I had my own band, it was called "Post-Hardcore Boy Band." Really great name, right? I think we can all agree that a lot of bands who have become famous have really horrible names too. Like Hoobastank, for instance.

But even some bands whose names are revered and iconic started off with some horrible ideas. Even though those names are now forgotten to all but the biggest music-trivia nerds, we'll never forget the names which could have come to define our favorite bands, even while shuddering at the thought of having to explain to someone that they're actually really good despite those names.

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Corey Deiterman