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 4717 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Fugazi||You guys are all a little bit off. A famous landmark in San Francisco, CA is Fugazi Hall, a legendary locale for the Beat writers (Kerouac, Ginsberg, et al) - In addition to being a notable gathering place for the bohemian types, Fugazi Hall was also the setting for poetry readings by James Broughton, Michael Greg and Michael McClure - the 1958 Poets'' Follies were held here. Regardless, the band got its name because they have always been a literary-minded group. Guitarist Guy Picciotti is and was a big fan of the Beats and the Fugazi is mentioned in several books and stories from the era, most notably "Howl" by Allan Ginsberg.||Jay|
|Fugazi||Fugazi is mafioso slang for "fake," likely a self-deprecating term implying that the band were poseurs.||Roderick|
|Fugazi||'Fugazi' is an acronym for 'F***ed up, got ambushed, zipped in'. It's an acronym used from some war, used in meaning if you were hiding and got ambushed, then zipped up in a body bag.||Sean Stapleton|
|Fugazi||A previous entry claims the band took the title from a Marillion album, this is incorrect. Although Marillion do have an album called Fugazi the band named itself after the term "Fugazi", a phrase used by GI's in Vietnam to describe a situation that has gone very very wrong.||Sam Crooks|
|Fugazi||F***ed Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped In.||hgr|
|Fugazi||Is the Vietnam slang for 'f***'||raine|
|Fugazi||Military term/acronym used during Vietnam which means Fuck Up Got Ambushed Zipped In||jhunk|
|Fugazi||The word "Fugazi" is a Vietnam-era piece of grunt-level military slang for a really, really bad situation. It traces its roots to the similarly used Snafu (Situation Normal, All F***ed Up) and Fubar (F***ed Up Beyond All Reality/Reason). One band member was later told the specific acronym was F***ed Up, Got Ambushed, Zipped In (the last bit a reference to body bags).||Peter|
|Fugazi||The band Fugazi got their name from the album and song of the same name by the band Marillion (late 70's early 80's). The band Marillion got the name for the song/album during a european tour. Fugazi is Italian for Pizza!||Chris C|
|The Fugees||Corruption of the word "refugees". Wyclef Jean, in a press release for his new clothing company, said (in part) "Everyone in the United States is a refugee to some degree. No one's culture originated here. In the past either our parents or ancestors left their homelands to come here for various reasons. People die because they are refugees. People need to remember that."||baudtender|
|Fugitive||The lead singers name is Dave Jensen, similar to David Jansen, the star of the TV show (in the 60's) called The Fugitive. We kept joking about the name, so we called the band Fugitive.||Doug McHarg|
|Fugzai||Elroy - are you mental? a "Fugazi" is a fake diamond.||Adamski|
|Funeral For A Friend||They were originaly January Thirst during their first EP. But after a member of the band died, they became Funeral For A Friend.||Aaron|
|Funker Vogt||Gerrit Thomas got it from one of his friends who was in the military named Vogt. He was a radio operator, which, in German, is 'Funker'.||James|
|Further Falling||The band originally picked the name because they had been searching for a name and had been changed from The Unknown to Broken Jaw to some other stupid stuff, but picked a random name that hadn't already been taken.||Wouldnt you like to know|
|The Futureheads||Named after the Flaming Lips' 1992 release "Hit to Death in the Future Head".||haley|
|The Fuzz Haunted||1- Loosely based after a William S. Burroughs story describing a Queens NY subway stop as being Fuzz Haunted. 2- The bands constant interruptions by local law enforcement while recording there first release.||clancey|
|The Fuzztones||The "Fuzz Tone" is a device made by Maestro that makes a humble electric guitar 'ploink' into a screaming KGGGRRRRZZZZZ...! There are lots off 'fuzz' stomp boxes, some good, some bad, but there's only one Fuzz Tone. Coming to think of it, there's only one Fuzztones, too.||Pete|
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