Best Rock Band Names

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By bands I mean rock, not stupid pop groups, and this is how cool the name is not how great the band is.

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1Avenged 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.

This band is my favorite band of all time they always cheer me up when I am down I love their name and all of their songs

This band has rocking band in the world

Please. This band gets too much attention already. Don't give them more because of their stupid and cheesey band name. - IronSabbathPriest

Best band name ever.

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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.

This list is biased. This shouldn't be at number two or even be in the top ten. Metallica is probably the most generic band name ever. It describes their music well but it isn't creative at all and when I heard about this band I was debating whether or not I should give it a chance because the band name is so stupid. They are a great band though, or at least were a great band.

This is my favorite band name so far

Guns n roses is a better name however u can't argue that Metallica are such a awesome band

Gods of Metal...name well suits..

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3Guns n' Roses

The name is just so iconic in the fact that it's catchy it, and that the name is so contrary. It deserves to be number one.

They were bad and ugly guys but at the same time they were sensitive for example sweet child o mine and welcome to the jungle two opposite sides of human feelings guns symbolizes rudeness and roses romanticism

It's cool, like "Bad boys are so cute! ".

Best band name of all time, that's all u got to say, really it's just so cool

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4EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Most people would have a problem pronouncing this name, unlike Metallica. unique, no one beats it, it has the word "metal" in it.

Evanescence is the best band ever, and they easily have the coolest name.
They should definitely be on top---I don't have anything against Avenged Sevenfold, but come on, Evanescence is too awesome

Best name ever... Should easily be in the first position... Avenged Sevenfold is good but not as good as EVANESCENCE

5Linkin 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.

Best band ever... I'm happy I love it very much... Hearing their song is worth it...

Did anyone know that it was originally Lincoln Park, but then the band got caught up in legal disputes, so they changed it to Linkin Park?

It's "Names" not sound and their name sucks, they make good music but don't comment it here because that's not what the list is about.

For me best forever Linkin Park makes the spark.

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6Disturbed

The Guitar /riffs and drum works add together perfectly to add a Deranged, Psychotic But Captivatingly encouraging feel good song, Disturbed =Confidence!

7Black 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.

Sabbath and iron maiden best names ever

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8Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.

Iron maiden was a torture device. Doesn't get much cooler than that. - IronSabbathPriest

Knowing the black history behind the name gives me chills

Sounds like a very good name for a heavy metal band - Rorywilbren

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9Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine is a Nu-Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

They actually thought about this one. unlike guns n' roses

10SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.

A Megadeath is a unit that represents 1 million deaths from nuclear explosion, genius. Sorta makes slayer sound weak in comparison.

Slayer is a badass band name unlike Megadeth.. How is Death mega? - Sabbath

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11Deep 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.
12QueenQueen 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.

I love how it's number 39, also, like the song. This is a name that is easily recognized and can be confusing. It was at first. Freddie was aware of what it sounded like but went with it anyway... For his flamboyant attitude.

It's the best name in the whole universe. Because it is the best band in the whole universe.

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13Led 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.

I'm currently forming a band, but the one thing we seem to be unable to do is name it. Whenever I think of a band, I like to use Led Zeppelin as the perfect example of a band name, because everything about it is perfect. You'd expect a band called Led Zeppelin to be hard rock, and they are the godfathers of hard rock. It rolls off the tongue well unlike Avenged Sevenfold or Panic! At the disco, it doesn't mean too much and isn't trying to be too deep like Pink Floyd is, both words work together and are pleasurable to hear unlike Metallica or Creedence Clearwater Revival. It does everything right and there isn't a thing you can say against it.

It sums up their sound- incredibly heavy but with enough light moments to get off the ground and fly in the sky. Plus the second most successful band ever (behind The Beatles) got their name from a saying meaning going to fail.

I think Led Zeppelin is one of the best band names ever! It should be far more up on this list!

14Rise AgainstRise Against is an American melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes.

The best band ever, the best name ever

15Blind GuardianBlind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
16NirvanaNirvana 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.

Disturbed, really? Really? Nirvana is a great name because it evokes a sense of peace, something that the band and its frontman never had during its short life.

Nirvana is actually a term that means something along the lines of ""free from pain and suffering of the world""

Nivarna is a great name but why did they put this name at 6# on the worst band name lists I don't get it. But Nivarna is an awesome cool name

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17SoundgardenSoundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
18Pink 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.

Really creative name and even better music

How is this not in the top 10! The greatest band name out there!

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19The Dillinger Escape PlanThe Dillinger Escape Plan is an American mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie.

Damn, naming your band after FBI's first Public Enemy No. 1 must have been the best band name idea ever. Honestly, I am surprised that the name hasn't made his way onto this list so far.

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20Alice In ChainsAlice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

What is more ironic and meaningful than "Alice In Chains"?

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