Best Mainstream Rock Band Names

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1X-Japan

Wow I didn't expect to find them so high on the list! #1 it's not just a great name, it's also a great band with great music~

Great name. Just takes it. Although Wolfmother should be up here too - yyy1yyy1

Funny no-one can explain why this name is the best I can't either it just is. - TD17

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2MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

The way you say it is enough, probably one of the coolest names!
It rolls on your tongue nicely when you say it, and it has a awesome flow.

It doesn't get more metal than having metal in your name - wolphert

Now that is just cool. I wish my name was metallica. - MegaToolica

I think it should be in the higher rank...

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3Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

they've been named and thought they'll crash like a 'lead' zeppelin

Led Zeppelin wins when it comes to name
they are named after the Zeppelin blimp
how much cooler can it get than that - OzzyVanHalen

huh! bet the people said that they'll crash, ate their word!

I don't like Led Zeppelin, but their name is cool as hell! - MegaToolica

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4NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Their name does come from nirvana. In buddhism, nirvana is the ultimate goal to achieve peace forever.

cool and simple... just the way I like it... - Overdose

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Aww come on! It's Nirvana! - MegaToolica

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5QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

It's a great name because it's clever in the way that it defines both their sound and their stage presence. One word name that captured and defined one of the greatest bands ever. That is a perfect name.

Queen is a great name. It shines. You never hear such a clever name any more. Love Queen!

It's flamboyant, that's what it is... If you don't like it, the power of Queen will make you like it. Because that's just how the world rolls.

QUEEN IS THE BEST BAND NAME EVER

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6Falling In ReverseFalling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

They are very unique in there style.RONNIE RADKE screams, rapp, voice kicks ass in modern day rock

7Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

First of all. Eddie Van Halen is the best guitarist of all time. second of all. Van Halen is the best name ever made up. no one can't say anything about that because its true.

Love the band, and the name, kicks ass the name, go EDDIE VAN HALE

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8Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Red Hot Chili Peppers is a Californian funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

they're crunchy on the outside hot on the inside

They Are The Best. They Simply Rock.

It's not my favourite band, but their name is AWESOME

9Sleeping With Sirens

In my opinion the worst band with the best name

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10Bon JoviBon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

It just sounds good coming out of the mouth. It instantly brings to mind excellent rock n roll. They are the best. - vadnj0

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11Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.

Best band in the world dude! Zacky vengeance and synyster gates best guitarists in the world even god rocks to their guitars bro! Rad!

It was a really cool idea for them to base their name and even several of their songs off of the Bible. They're an awesome band!

When I saw this list, I thought: Avenged Sevenfold should be Number 1, I cliked and I was like: OHH YEAAHH

Sick band, Sick name

A7X - cowboyskid2

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12Bring Me The HorizonBring Me the Horizon are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

This name is like a 4-word poem! Just saying it and thinking about it just feels beautiful and powerful.

13HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

True pioneers; success came from passion, originality & a ton of talent...

Heart is the best name for a band, 1#!

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14My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

Dude. x-Japan got nothing on this. This was from a book. Escatsy three tales of chemical romance. Who could pull a band name from that? Chemical Romance is an awesome name.

I've always had a thing for this band name, it's super cool and has a great meaning behind it.

Sorry but X Japan's name is WAAAY better than My Chemical Romance. You can't even compare them. Their name (My Chemical Romance) is not even that great. Being from a book doesn't make it that more special either. X Japan's name represents their country and it's a badass name.

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15Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Their music style is very various, like no others...

Beautiful, soft and hard at the same time.

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17The KillersThe Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

The Killers have a cool brand of music that speaks to teens problems. - Homestarmy

18Pierce the VeilPierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.
19Bullet For My ValentineBullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more.

Bullet For My Valentine :fantastic band and great name, I think he must to be the number 1 in the world

I this band. One of my favorites! Just a really cool name.

20Guns N RosesGuns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

guns n roses = guns (power) roses (love) I love the power of their music - ronluna

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