Top Ten Bands Named After People
The Top Ten
1 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English progressive 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), ...read more.
Syd Barrett took the names from two famous bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. - Undistinguished
Wow, that is surprising - micahisthebest
hi - EliHbk
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2 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
Apparently, it was named after their high school gym teacher Leonard Skinner who always caught them for their long hair. - Undistinguished
Best band in general
3 Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
No, Eddie's grandma is not where the name came from.
Eddie Vedder’s grandma, Pearl used to make tasty jam.
I’m not joking, seriously. - Undistinguished
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio. - Metalhead1997
Ronald James Padavona, Ronnie James "Dio". - zxm
5 Van Halen
Van 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.
6 Bon Jovi
Bon 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.
The most egotistical band name of all time. - djpenquin999
To the point that they're on the list twice. - thomwim
7 Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
The name is the combination of the famous sex icon Marilyn Monroe and the infamous Charles Manson. - Undistinguished
I think this is the only band on this list I've ever even heard of before.
Manson for life - Jonerman
8 Dropkick Murphys
Named after the wrestler John “Dropkick” Murphy. - Undistinguished
Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey, United States. The band is the musical outlet for singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain.
10 Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.
Named after the duke of the Austria-Hungary Empire who was assassinated right before World War I. - Undistinguished
11 The Hollies
Buddy Holly. - Undistinguished
12 Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.
Someone once told Vincent Furnier (Alice Cooper) that he was the reincarnation of an occultist named Alice Cooper. And there you go. - Undistinguished
The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
14 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.
15 Sigur Rós
Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, who have been active since 1994. Known for their ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals, and the use of bowed guitar, the band's music is also noticeable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. ...read more.
Named after Jónsi’s little sister - Sigurrós. - Undistinguished
Dokken are an American metal band formed in 1979. They split up in 1989 and reformed four years later.
17 Dead Kennedys
Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.
18 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
Jimi Hendrix. - naFrovivuS
You know who Tesla is. - Undistinguished
20 Papa Roach
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.