Best Mainstream Rock Band Names


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21 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty 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.
22 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Black Veil Brides represent the nuns that Andy saw throughout his child hood. He was very religious. It's a good name because it actually means something to the band. If it means nothing to them, what's the point?

The best band in the world, they have great music.

Yow, those bands on top are so ugly. This band is so maintream and bad-ass. BLACK VEIL BRIDES ROCK!

23 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some more.

It basically is a nickname for the days where everybody just sits around and smokes pot. (Which is what Green Day did in their early years, they still do, but moderatly. ) Their songs are great! (What other drummer makes up songs about Billie Joe's mom chucking brocoli across the kitchen? ) Plus, Billie's sexy!

Move on from American Idiot! They released 3 albums in 1 year, and Billie Joe wrote 65 songs in 2 months! How awesome is that!

A great name from a great day to protect the planet from pollutions and left over garbage.

Since the first album my favorites

24 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

They have an awesome name and they make amazing music. - sp1d3rman

25 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

YES! The best name goes to L'arc! It means rainbow, such a beautiful thing from nature that's as magical as their music. Best name ever (along with X Japan)

26 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
27 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.

You can't say "music" without "muse. " - InsertNameHere

A muse is something that captivates and inspires you. Music is my muse and that's why I find this name beautiful.

Muses, that are the goddesses that are touching Matt while he's writing his songs. - darksky

from aincent greek mythology, this name is simple and rocks!

28 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.

AC/DC stands for alternating current direct current. They got the name from a sewing machine. The band was electric and intense, the name says it all.

So disaponited they didnt get any higher

I don't know hat it means. It may stand for "Awesome Cat, Dangerous Car. - MegaToolica

I don't know why this isn't in number one

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29 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

They also have one of the greatest and most recognizable logos in rock history.

Not only one of the best names, but one of the best groups. They've influence a ton of bands. - FearlessFreep

And to think they used to call themselves "Sick Man of Europe. "

Best name, best everything!

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30 3 Days Grace

Adam stated that the band's name stands for a sense of urgency with the question being whether someone could change something in one's life if one had only three days to make a change.

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31 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock 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.

this is just an awesome name....a reference to destroyng your musical equpiment - Okami

This is a Rap metal band, and they are totally awesome m/

32 D'erlanger

It's a pretty name.

German great name of a great Japanese rock band - ronluna

33 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative more.

Best Album ever with Siamese Dream. Unbelievably creative and remarkably apropos name. If you played that Album next to an inert Pumpkin in a farmer's field the giant fruit would explode from the sound and the beauty.

With Smashing's double meaning as either a verb or an adjective (whether or not you use 'The'), this is the best band name of one of the 90's best bands. - Zahveed

Woohoo! I voted them into top ten (and their like, number 5 or 6 or something!) Greatest band ever!!!!!!!!

I mean come on people. Who doesn't smash pumpkins? I do every day! A sledge hammer is very good for smashing pumpkins! Plus I love Halloween so yay!

34 the GazettE

This is an aweosme name it goes with the band and their music perfectly. GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD!

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35 Pink Floyd 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), more.

The Mega-Beatles, Pink Floyd... You can't help but just think about what that name means. It's so mysterious, so passionate, so artistic yet so Powerful.

36 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

Must have the best name...most successful band of all time.

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37 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.
38 Wolfmother Wolfmother more.

love the name. love the band. love the music. - koolkat

39 Panic at the Disco

I honestly do not think that coming up with the name "jonas brothers' requires much thinking.

I love this band! They used a line from a song to get the name, but they added the! Which created the emo edgy vibe. Then, later on they removed the! As a sign of maturity and progression.

They're a good band, and they have, in my opinion, the best name, but I wish a better band had this name,,,, - BulletStreet

I seriously don't find anything special with this name...?

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40 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

I don't know if this name has a special meaning, but a letter and a number aren't all that great.

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