Best Mainstream Rock Band Names
The Contenders: Page 5
82 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.
83 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were 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.
Greatest band name of the greatest metal band of all time. Megadeth is a childish band name by the way. How is death mega? Lame
84 Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.
How can you beat a name like that? - d3rrick95
I hope no one takes it the wrong way.
85 Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Awesome name. Band just threw it together using random words. Amazing!
86 Bad Company
The best band Ever... They are awesome!
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KMFDM is an industrial band led by German multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko, who founded the group in 1984 as a performance art project.
A band name by initials is not only a clever way to go it's asking potential fans, "check me out and do your homework. " - MinistryMonster
88 A Perfect Circle
I couldn't draw one for my life! - MegaToolica
89 Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.
Incredible name! And just because a band is the best band ever doesn't mean they have to have the best name ever. I never listen to any of their songs but it just sounds cool that's all
Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.
91 Blink 182
Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
I think they got their name from an alice in chains song because alice in chains has a song called god smack, either that or alice in chains got the song title from the band name
Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
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95 Stone Temple Pilots
Soundgarden 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.
Seriously how isn't this on the list yet
97 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.
One of the best California punk bands ever! Seriously Can't believe this wasn't on the list but Green Day was? I'm sure it was pretty shocking back than but now it's just awesome! - renecornejo
98 Sum 41
Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist ...read more. V 1 Comment
Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
100 Malice Mizer
Malice Mizer was a Japanese visual kei rock band active from August 1992 to December 2001. Formed by guitarists Mana and Közi, the band's name stands for "malice and misery", extracted from "Nothing but a being of malice and misery." - their reply to the question "What is human?" Their earlier music ...read more.
Their band name is amazing. They came up with it after trying to describe humanity. For them, it's Malice and misery. They had a great name and their music was just as good. Why wasn't this on here? Too bad they disbanded.
It's a very artistic and profound name, I like it. It has a melody to it. Beautiful name, it matches their music.