Top 10 Stupidest Band Names of All Time

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Huey Lewis and The News

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stratfan

Before Kurt Cobain started Nirvan he was in a band called Fecal Matter.

Oh, aand uh.... BRING BACK THE FORUMS!

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ie8revolver

is it, the iron sausage...or just...iron sausage...what about the sausages...or the dog treat...snausages...i dont even know how to spell that...

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ie8revolver

iron sausage...hi-larious...maybe i could use that name for a show...and now "iron sausage".....what?

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atticus

Guitar Player - as stale as 2 week old bread. That magazine will be lucky to survive this year.

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axtek

I thout it was funny till my bass player was arested on a statuatory charge!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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EvilOne1971

Just further proof that the morons at Guitar World have waaaaaaaaaay too much time on my hands and not enough talent to write articles of merit. After being a steadfast reader of 20 years, I will not shed one bitter tear when my current subscription ends and I don't renew (the clowns wouldn't return my emails requesting cancellation and refund so I'm kinda screwed). Read a better publication...GUITAR PLAYER!!!

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gary1234

how about kathleen turner overdrive, or hellens ready.

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ugafan

"The Band" was so named by their record company because Levon Helm wanted them to be The Crackers. The record companies were aware that they were referred to as "The Band" by some people in Woodstock at the time of their first recording. So, instead of letting them be The Crackers, they just went ahead and put "The Band" on the first album.

...with Bush and The Band, that's two screw ups here. Maybe a little more research is needed guys.

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freemail1id

Stupid names are just fine for real musicians, it made them unique... But with those bands with a stupid name and stupid songs, you're more than stupid if you try to remember them the next morning you woke up.

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peltz

Hootie and the Blowfish

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metaldave08096

Im suprized "the the" isn't on here. I always thought that was a stupid band name

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argonwiz

"Yes" was chosen as a name to connote all things positive. You'd rather have "Sunshine JuJu Monkeys"?

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Powerslave

The Devil Wears Prada. Named after a popular movie.
Four or five-word band names, or ones which sound like sentences, are bad.

Someone also mentioned that the Beatles were named after "a band called the Crickets"--they were THE promising band at the end of the 50's as the band with Buddy Holly before his tragic death in 1959. Waylon Jennings also came from this band, as I recall.

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nickakakobe

how did the butthole surfers get overlooked?

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spolito58

The Beatles (originaly The Silver Beatles) had just seen The Marlon Brando biker film and the cycle gang is called by Lee Marvin " the Beetles" and the fab four wore all leather with silver and black cowboy boots until Brian Epstien cleaned them up.

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julianbfmv

U forgot JOB FOR A COWBOY

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ineddiewetrust

does anyone know what it means? i think it is the #1 stupidest band name ever.

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triplet

They might as well have called the band nut butter.
Creedence Clearwater Revival isn't that hot either.

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stonebullits

i don't care what any band calls it's self, just don't suck!!

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kslater22

how about

honest bob and the factory to dealers incentives

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massiveed

there is a band called The Shitdogs!..they've been around since 81

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massiveed

there is a band called The Shitdogs!..they've been around since 81

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luiz_pinheiro

Yeah! That's funny, but I guess for some bands the sky is the limit. What would a stupid band name be without a stupid song title? I think that's the reason Crash Test Dumies sang Mmm Mmm Mmm..

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cupolillo

Reading this made me think I found a stupid insane writing things he will never have the capacity to discuss..... The sacred cow defenders army was provoked! Live more, read more, shine a little more. Only time will forgive your infamy...

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unoyahme

Arsonists Get All the Girls
iwrestledabearonce
The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza

I think the whole point these days is to have a crazy and unforgettable band name! I also like when artist get creative with the song names too...

"Is It a Progression if a Cannibal Uses a Fork?" by Chiodos

"I Used to Hate Cell Phones but Now I Love Them" Norma Jean

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truman

Funeral for a Friend

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truman

********** AS I LAy Dying ********* non sense!

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julianbfmv

a fuk u as i lay dyng is da shit

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crowbarr66

In your "boy parts" section you forgot "Tool." By the way,my band is called "Gone Fisting."

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Nostradumbass

Only problem with that insight is that Tool is actually a decent band name.

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spudsmckenzie

RevCo were named after a Paris street gang, apparently. Even so, given their musical oeuvre, I'd say the name is fine. I'm more offended by Snoop Doggy Dogg (sorry? what?) and the naming conventions of rap artists in general. All those z's, x's and n's...

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eotwk4

The Beatles were named after a band called the Crickets. Never really needed a reason to change the name because of the countless albums they sold...

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awa64

The Presidents of the United States of America have a very specific reason behind their horrible, impossible-to-say name--during a multi-night gig, they gave the guy who would announce the name of the band a different, more obnoxious name every night. "The Presidents of the United States of America" was the longest and most obnoxious name they managed to come up with, and it stuck.

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bugmenot

Bush should be under #6, not #4. They were named after Shepherd's Bush in London, not "girl parts."

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gibsonsg321

**** u dumb morones how dare u.

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hodoo

I have a band called Dark Forse Munky Puppitz

Visit DFMP.Weebly.Com

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dieruhe

Ok, there's always been some dumb names (don't agree with you on all of them), but you missed the boat by not mentioning any of these horrible current band names, such as From A Second Story Window, The Crash That Took Me, I Set My Friends on Fire. Just page through Guitar World or Revolver and you'll find many, many names that are worse than any you mentioned.

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daysinrain

Number 11: The Green Dog turds: very scatological.

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