Worst Name For A Band

These are the weirdest and silliest names for a band.

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1Chumbawamba

What in gods name is this name?

What does it mean?

2The The

It's creative! It's just so awful saying it in a sentence. - logblobo

Where is garbage? Don't you think that if it is insulting itself it should be up here.

this name obviously came from someone that wasn't creative
and why isn't The Butthole Surfers on this list - OzzyVanHalen

This is like the worst name ever for anything

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3QueenQueen 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.

WHAT THE FLIPPING FISH FINGERS AND CUSTARD? NO ONE WILL INSULT MY BAND. I KNOW WORSE NAMES FOR BANDS. Queen is the greatest band of all time, besides the Beatles. They are recognized all over the world. Every Queen song is a story. The way all the songs flow is... Well, no pun a intended, a kind of magic. - ImAKillerQueen

Our friend ImAKillerQueen is half right: Queen are indeed a kind of magic, and a damned good magic at that. they are second only to The Beatles at the art of music. Freddie Mercury remains, more than 20 years after shuffling his mortal coil, the gold standard of rock frontmen.
however, the issue here is another one entirely. it has to be admitted that, kickass as their music is, Queen isn't the greatest name a band ever had. they certainly take a lot more abuse over Freddie's homosexuality than they would've of they'd called themselves King or Kaiser or Monarch.
(note to fellow fans: yes, I'm aware that the name has nothing to do with sexuality, that Freddie came up with it before he knew himself. the name was meant to reflect a certain regal, aristocratic quality they wanted to have some fun with and/or at the expense of. we know that, but does the proverbial man in the street? )

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4NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Nickelback is an excellent band name. It's not stupid, and neither are they cliche. People just don't like Nickelback. Also contrary to popular opinion, all of their albums DON'T sound the same. People who don't like them are simply biased and ignorant of the truth. Either that, or they've only ever heard their more salacious singles. Disliking them for this is simply stupid. Many other popular (and more well liked) bands have songs with sexual themes. If you hate Nickelback, then you're just a biased hypocrite.

Nickelback what sucks, just a commercial cliche hard rock band. Why is Nirvana on this list? What is so bad about their name? One of the best bands of all time. And toad the wet sprocket is my personal favorite band. I was able to look past the funny name.

I can't remember how they picked that name up for their band but I remember that the back of a 25 cent thing is not even symbolic, just purely exists for the sake of having a mindelessly marketable name... - PinkflASHES

I guess someone used Pennyback, Dimeback, etc

5Limp Bizkit

I can't believe queen is number 2 this should be 2
screw all those nu metal fans! slayer should not be here the idiots here think that bullet for my valentine is better name than slayer! screw you posers! thats right you are all posers if you vote for slayer! slayer is great name for a metal band! limb bizkit should be on here not slayer!
POSERS!

I heard that their band name is inappropriate so I looked it up. Do NOT look it up! Oh my god. - SammySpore

The origins behind the name of this band are more horrifying than their horrifyingly bad music.

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6NirvanaNirvana 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.

It's strange, because Nirvana is also on the list of the BEST band names. But seriously, Nirvana is a genius name! I wish I came up with that!

Another name for heaven but ironically, those people who wants to die because they think that there is a better place called nirvana. (but actually dying internationally will make it worse) - ronluna

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7Hootie and the Blowfish

For all I know, their music could be utterly fantastic. I'm just wondering what drugs they were high on when they thought up "Hootie and the Blowfish". - argon8

I guess its kinda weird but there awesome - 7beach77

Remember the black guy is not Hootie then he is Blowfish?

What's a blowfish? - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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8Goo Goo Dolls

That's the point, it's supposed to make it seem like a child made it up but it's really a rock band. - Songsta41

I'm Pretty sure the marketing idea is "Lets have the most ridicolus name possable, so everyone knows that the clowns are coming when we show off our tour posters".

When small girls make der own band... This happens

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9Toad the Wet Sprocket

Didn't they steal this from the band Frog the Wet Sprocket?

Just hearing this band name made my day.

10W.A.S.P.W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.V1 Comment

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11SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.V3 Comments
12Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts

The name = "Russell Crowe's Band"'s (a F. )= the name of a song by Frenzal Rhomb which pours dirt on Russell's fairly vain attempt to reign as the frontman of a real band on a Friday night @ your local.

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14HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

No self respecting man would be in this band named Heart.

15Linkin Park

NO, Linkin Park are my favorite bands of all time! Whoever put this on this list should get punch in a face and give them a "blackout"!

What's that? Linkin park... They always imitate anything,

I hate it,... Different songs that I mean...?

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16The Naked Brothers Band

The name says it all, THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND, what is the first thing that comes into your head when you think of THE NAKED BROTHER BAND, and why is 30 second to mars on this list, they are awesome and have an awesome name, THE NAKED BROTHER BAND, anyone could be shocked that they are not one.

It's a pretty bad name, I agree. but you do have to excuse them because nat and alex were kids when they thought of this name. what do you expect two kids below ten years old to name their band? The well-dressed brothers band?

Led Zeppelin doesn't deserve to be in this list, but the people in this group aren't naked, definitely the worst name for a band. - LedZeppelinIsAwesome

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17Jonas Brothers

Very imaginative three BROTHERS with the last name of JONAS wow! I wish I could have thought of that! I mean seriously come on!

1830 Seconds to MarsThirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

I bet my life that there isn't a crapper name.

Is this supposed to be some "We're so out of this world" thing. Yeah, um, it's retarded. - awesomenessdefined

You can't go to mars from here in just 30 secs - ronluna

19Boys Like GirlsBoys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

Except for the boys in this band who appear to like boys who like other boys who like boys. - awesomenessdefined

20Ratt

Uhhh... Don't you know you're identifying yourself with disease carrying vermin? Or maybe that's what you are lol! - moose4life19

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