Best Bands with Colorful Names

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1Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

I LOVE ANIMALS (the album), the dark side of the moon is OK. wish you were here (song), comfortably numb, another brick in the wall part 2, money, time, us and them, brain damage, eclipse and all of animals are the only pink floyd songs that I like. have a cigar is ok, but goes on for too long. - Nickname

Pink Floyd... You can't help but just think about what that name means. It's so mysterious, so passionate, so artistic yet so Powerful. They know how to take control... Long live their legacy.

Pink floyd is freeking amazing, dark side of the moon, brick in the wall. I mean cmon, how could they not be first

Absolute great band. They are amazing. - jprg12

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2Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

I Love The Chilli Peppers... They have the most original music ever... They are awesomely crazy!

Awesome name. I've always hated the chili peppers... ALWAYS. I can't stand them. I hate Anthony Kietis with every ounce of my heart... but... I like the band name... It's an awesome name.

why isnt dis song first on the list t is just such a vibrant name

one of the best bands of the 20th century

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3Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

the best band ever with the best colorful name.

Purple is the color most often associated with royalty, magic, mystery and piety.
Imperial color, worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman magistrates and Roman Catholic bishops.

The name of the key bandmember is also with a color - Ritchie BLACKmore, aka The Man In Black.
Lots of songs with colorful names: Black Night, Black & White, Rat Rat Blue.
A band can't get more epic and colorful than that. - Metal_Treasure

black knight is good song too
- rockisgood

I love the song Fireball and dark purple is my third favorite color - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

Everyone knows smoke on the water - Akskater

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4Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

Green Day shouldn't be before a legend of metal, but what's wrong with you people? Black Eyed Peas before BLACK SABBATH?
it's clear that the people who voted for those suckers don't know what music is! - rock2metal

one of the greatest bands of all time, they are truely the pioneers of metal

the greatest band ever along with led zeppelin

listening to the name I thought it black metal

5Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

Best band on this list.

Also best color, even without bands. Just sayin. No coincidence - cowboyskid2

Green Day is amazing on it's own, and it just happens to have a color in the name. As a bonus.

why are black eyed peas over them. everyone is voting for them cause fergie is there right.

My favorite band of all time, and their name is just as awesome!

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6The Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

The peas are awesome. Boom Boom pow rocks - spartansrock

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8Blue Oyster CultBlue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

their music is absolutely great, especially "don't fear the reaper"

Uh... Honestly now, I don't think anyone can surpass this band's greatness... - irish400

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9CreamCream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. 'nuff said.

10WhitesnakeWhitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

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11Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Maroon 5 rock!
Green Day is overrated.
They should be last. Or not on the list at all...

12Black Label SocietyBlack Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde.
13The White StripesThe White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

most innovative band of recent times - anupjonesm

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14Moody BluesThe Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

Although "blue" is a color, "the blues" is not. - Billyv

15Dir en GreyDIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.V1 Comment
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17The Black KeysThe Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.

The Black Keys know how to form a good sound and keep it. Plus, their band name is legit. "The Black Keys" and most of their songs are in a minor key, meaning they use more of the black keys. Makes sense, right? Awesome band! Put them in the top ten!

Are you kidding me...? The Black Keys are MIND-BLOWING! Hail to Carney and Auerbach!

18Yellowcard
19Orange Range
20Plain White T's
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