10 Bands That Were Almost Named Something Really Stupid


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1. Led Zeppelin
Originally named the New Yardbirds, despite Jimmy Page being the only person in the band who had ever played in the Yardbirds (and he wasn't even an original member), Zep inspired me to form a few new bands of my own including the New Led Zeppelins, the New Black Sabbaths, and the New Van Halens.




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CorbyTender
CorbyTender

Black Sabbath should have remained "Earth"

Jason Helms
Jason Helms

Stone Temple Pilots were originally going to go by Shirley Temple's Pussy.

rayas
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you get paid for writing this?

David Williams
David Williams

Autocorrect pisses me off. Who the fuck is Van Helen? lol

David Williams
David Williams

Van Halen had a bad name suggested to them...but they failed to mention what they were actually called before David Lee Roth insisted on Van Helen: Mammoth. Not too bad...but it was taken, so they changed it. Glad they did too...

Sean Oliver
Sean Oliver

Don't forget the cure was originally "Easy Cure".

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