Worst Name For A Band

These are the weirdest and silliest names for a band.

The Top Ten

1 Chumbawamba

What in gods name is this name?

What does it mean?

2 The The The The The The are an English post-punk band. They have been active in various forms since 1979, with singer/songwriter Matt Johnson being the only constant band member.

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.

wow wow is all I have to say
- eminems_718

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

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3 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band 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? )

Hehe sounds like a girl I used to date

4 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback 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

5 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Doesn’t this translate to weak cookie?

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!

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

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

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6 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana 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

In Buddhist, it means immortal I think.

7 Hootie 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

wow thats just weird name - Okami

I guess its kinda weird but there awesome - 7beach77

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

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8 Goo Goo Dolls Goo Goo Dolls The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, vocalist and bassist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska.

Did some child make this up?

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

9 Toad the Wet Sprocket

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

Just hearing this band name made my day.

10 W.A.S.P. W.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.

I guess they couldn't use KKK

The Contenders

11 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.

This is a great name


12 Thirty 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.

Did thirty people come up with this one?

13 Rancid
14 Heart Heart Heart 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.

15 Linkin 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...?

16 The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band are an American pop rock duo from New York, New York, consisting of brothers Nat and Alex Wolff. The siblings are known for their work on the Nickelodeon television series The Naked Brothers Band, which was created and produced by their mother, actress Polly Draper. It was adapted ...read more.

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

Well, I know that some people name their band after them selves like the Jonas brothers did. But naked brothers? Ew!
And wasn't this a kids show on Nick? Gah!

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17 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

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

18 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 currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

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

19 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys 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

20 Ratt

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

21 We Butter the Bread With Butter We Butter the Bread With Butter We Butter the Bread with Butter is a German metalcore band from Lübben, noted for their heavy use of electronic music characteristics.

This one is so ridiculous.

WHAT?! No one would ever buy a record from these.. Ehm.. People who butter their bread with butter..

Is dis a band name or a joke?

22 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

Their cd's only go one direction: into the garbage can - SammySpore

If people you know wont shut up about one direction just say
"No multiple directions! " and that stops them from talking for about 3 hours.

23 Panic! At the Disco Panic! At the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Don't put anything other than letters in your band name - 1029384756

I honestly think this band name is cool but that's just me I guess. I've never actually even heard this band yet ^_^ ill have to search em up

They Actually Have an excalmation mark in their name DUMBASS! Look it up! That's the only reason why I Voted for them- to tell you off! By the way:
P! ATD are Awesome!

24 X-Japan

It's kinda like naming a band A-America. - booklover1

25 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

... Yeah what else? Not creative.

Its like naming the song as THE SONG

We already know your a band... Why do you have to name yourselfs "the band" its like how my grandpa named his cat "cat"... Just doesn't make any sence

26 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal 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.

How? That is an awesome name for a band

What the!? This is a great band name!

27 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Why would this band named it Fall out Boy after all?
Do they want to disband
And there are more than 1 of them
So the name doesn't fit - ronluna

28 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was 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.

No, ZEPPELIN's AWESOME! You try to write great songs like them. The wanted to something like an oxymoron.
Led: Heavy
Zeppelin: Light (That blimp)


29 blink 182 blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.


30 Korn Korn 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.
31 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
32 Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Sorta like my band blue polka dot sportscoats. - awesomenessdefined

33 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

A Slipknot is a knot that could be used to hang somebody, maybe the name does work.

A slip knot is a knot that can be easily untied - spiderskull98

like you're sleeping while knotting your shoes - ronluna

34 Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Has to be one of the most utterly retarded band names in the history of the universe, JUST LOOK AT IT!

This band's name pisses me off beyond belief and I don't exactly know why that is... OH WAIT, yes I do, BECAUSE IT'S SO damn TERRIBLE!

Absolutley ridiculous, not funny or witty in the slightest!

35 Animals
36 Matchbox 20

Looks like they graduated from the Blink-182 Schhol of Random Word and Number Association - awesomenessdefined

37 Atreyu

I can't even say the name of this band, is it At-ri-yo, At-re-you, or what?

38 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

who are the children of the place called bodom? sounds devilish - ronluna

What Does Bodom Mean?

It Doesn't Sound Scary Just Pathetic.

Who would want to be called Children of Bodom?

39 Flyleaf Flyleaf Flyleaf is an American rock band formed in Bell County, Texas, in 2002. The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres.

How the hell does a leaf fly? Really, how - spiderskull98

40 Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.

Did some drunk hippie name this song because we surfer dudes doesn't look like our asses?

41 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has been received negatively ...read more.

Sounds like a songs title - spiderskull98

42 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

I like the band... That makes me a panhead... THAT SOUNDS LIKE I AM CONSTANTLY HIGH!

43 Five Man Electrical Band
44 Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer is an American grindcore band formed in 1997 in Alexandria, Virginia. The band was formed by vocalist J. R. Hayes, guitarist Scott Hull, and drummer John Evans, later replaced by Brian Harvey.
45 The Wanted The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

No one likes them Even their name screams "DESPERATE! "

46 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
47 Ednaswap
48 Massive Appendage
49 Nightmare

you can't wake up because you are having a nightmare - ronluna

Who's the leader? Freddy Krueger?
Actually, I love NOES, but this name is a little... OTT...?
I dunno, they may be good. Good for them. One Direction is the worst name, though. (Queen is the best. --They were flamboyant. )

50 Foghat Foghat Foghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music.
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