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.
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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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When Radiohead began in the '80s, they apparently had yet to discover the Talking Heads, so they decided to call themselves On a Friday. That name would have inspired far too many puns about going to see On a Friday on a Friday.
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9. Van Halen
After recording their demo with their idol Gene Simmons, the Kiss tongue-lasher told Van Halen they should change their name to "Daddy Longlegs." Good thing they didn't take his advice.