Best Mainstream Rock Band Names
The Contenders: Page 4
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
62 The Ramones
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.
63 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.
Paramore deserve to be on this list. They are pretty mainstream in the world nowadays. You can't deny their awesomeness. Fans all over the world will stick by them through their rough patches.
Although many may not see it, they are some of the most inspirational people on this planet due to the fact that they got out there, are doing what they love and putting their hearts into the music that they play.
In addition, they give AMAZING live performances, with Hayley's voice sounding x100 better live and the energy of their performance.
Awesome band, with an awesome name.
Paramour: a lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship
The spelling change makes it unique, and the word itself is just so fluent and fun to say.
67 Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.
A great band with a good name and good music - Tito
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.
Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.
Thrice is an American rock band from Irvine, California, formed in 1998. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi while they were in high school.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.
"Primus" is Latin for "First" or "Chief" - MegaToolica
311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.
there name has had so much controversy over the years, from them being named for a police code in ohmaha nebraska for running thru the streets nude, to being a racial thing... 11th letter of the alphabet being "k" and the 3 11's...
they've held strong over the years and kept true to themselves and their name.
and they're quite an amazing band. with unbelievable live concerts. TWO thumbs up here. - rjhusmc
You're over thinking this. Just accept it and love the band.
Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, they are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms.
Mudvayne is a mans band and just by saying Mudvayne over and over again in your head will put hair on your chest. - MinistryMonster
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren.
76 Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
I don't think "Wow that's tragic and disturbing." when I hear this name. I just think "Wow how artistic. There's got to be some kind of thought behind this.".
Who comes up with stuff like that? - InsertNameHere
77 Def Leppard
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
78 Born Against
Very underrated punk band! Out of all the other punk bands who use the word Against this one just sounds awesome saying it! - renecornejo
80 The White Stripes
The 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.