Do you know why a band picked out it's name? Feel free to let us know.
I can't verify all of these stories, so do take them with a grain of salt. I try and delete the ones that I know to be bogus, but I don't know the origins of every band name (and some bands intentionally tell different stories about picking their band name).
There are 4736 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Eve 6||The guys in Eve 6 are huge X-files fans. In one eposide about cloning the talk about different women they cloned as Eves. Eve 6 was the one that got away, I think. So it isn't just letters and numbers.||Nyla Howell|
|Eve 6||Max, Tony, and Jon of Eve 6 are huge X-File fans. They were watching the episode "Eve" and the 6th Eve was in a mental institution, was really crazy, and chewed the guards eyeball out, or something like that. Anyway, Max thought that was a really cool twist and when he saw the plaque above Eve 6's door he thought that would be a cool name for their band, which was originally Eleventeen.||Aly|
|Everclear||Everclear is a brand name of bottled grain alcohol distilled and sold commercially by David Sherman Corporation. It's best known by the 190-proof (95% alcohol) version beloved by fraternities and despised by hospital emergency rooms, but also comes in a 151-proof variety.||baudtender|
|Everclear||They named themselves after an alchohol drink that looked like water but had the "secret evil" of alchohol and they though that they were like that.||Copper|
|Evergreen Terrace||It's the street the Simpsons live on.||Brian C.|
|Every Wednesday||The name came from the night they would get together and rehearse.||Bob A|
|Everyday Sunday||This Chirstian band felt that a Christian should live like every day was Sunday, hence the name.||Kal|
|Everything||The band combined elements of jazz, funk, rock, ska and Latin music for their sound. When asked about the music they played, one member said, "We play everything."||nothing|
|Everything But the Girl||Tracey Thorn lived right down the street from a furniture store called Turners, whose slogan was "everything but the girl." The store was in Hull, England, and has long since been demolished||jacksonu4ia|
|Everything But The Girl||Apparently, the place that Ben went to study had a shop there called 'Everything But The Girl' which boasted of selling anything and everything newly weds would need, everything.....but the girl.||TrailBlazer|
|Everything But The Girl||From a second hand furniture shop in the small town of Kingston-Upon-Hull, England||Ferg|
|EVOL||Effective Voice of Ladies||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Ex-Vivian||Krysten Ritter's supposed ex-girlfriend/lover... (spec) in interview b/c her parents would be reading it. Ex is definately HER ex and it's a girl's name. Krysten Ritter only sings about her life and her experiences with this band she put together...||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Example||His real name is Elliot Gleave, his initials are E.G., which many people like to refer to as "for example".||Dongquan|
|EXID||Stands for EXceed In Dreaming...||Robert D. Arndt Jr,|
|Extreme||Singer Gary Cherone and drummer Paul Geary had been in a band named "the Dream" together. When "the Dream" broke up the were 'ex-Dream' members, thus "Extreme" was born.||Anne|
|Extreme||Unconfirmed origin: some of the members which formed Extreme were from a band called The Dream. Ex-Dream. Extreme.||fondu|
|Eyeless in Gaza||British group after the novel "Eyeless in Gaza" by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1936. The title originates from a phrase in John Milton's Samson Agonistes.||jose|
|E[East] 17||E17 is not a street but the London post code of Walthamstow. Where the band members came from. Walthamstow is east of the center of town.||buttercup|
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