These are the band names that we feel are just plain stupid. Bands pick the most absurd names, who wants to be known as a member of the "Butthole Surfers"? We only accept entries for this page that make fun of a band name. Just saying a band is lame (no matter how lame they might be) isn't a good reason for entry.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 1854 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|10,000 Maniacs||The list of all current and former members of this band adds up to way, way under 10,000. And why would they expect it to be appealing to call themselves maniacs?||Dorothy Jansen|
|Robin S.||I know it's her first name and last initial, but this is a bit problematic. Why, you ask? Because there was once a band called The Robins, popular during the 1940s and 50s; and this site, by default, sorts performer names without punctuation and drops the leading word "The", so a performer-name conflict is created between Robin S. and The Robins (as both are sorted as "robins"). Therefore, this singer should have realized there was a band called The Robins before deciding to record under her first name and last initial.||nally|
|August Burns Red||Seriously, what does "August Burns Red" even mean? I love their music, but they basically came up with the title just to have a band name. Although...some people rumor that the singer's ex-girlfriend (named August) burned her dog (named Red) alive.||Joy|
|Gunhill Road||I wouldn't want to live on a street with a name like that!||Bob|
|Captain Sensible||Seems like a rejected superhero name?||Harry|
|System Of A Down||Sounds as if they're saying the system has failed...In that case, why not call the band System Failure?||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Riot||Too easily confusable with Quiet Riot.||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Chocolate Watch Band||Too similar to Strawberry Alarm Clock (though I'm not sure which band came first).||Thaddeus Gammelthorpe|
|Tabitha's Secret||It is a band with no member named Tabitha. So who, if anybody, is the Tabitha referenced in the name? And what's with her having a secret? How does any of that relate to the band or their music?||Jane Farnsworth|
|Lamb of God||Like "Testament", the name "Lamb of God" could lead one to believe that they are a Christian band rather than the metal band that they really are. (I've heard others claim that they were fooled that this was a Christian band.)||Thaddeus Gammelthorpe|
|Testament||I used to think this was a Christian band before I learned that it was a thrash-metal band formed in the 80's. (that one joke on "The Simpsons" didn't help, either...)||Thaddeus Gammelthorpe|
|Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies||What is a cheetah wheelie? Is it a motorcycle stunt done while being chased by a cheetah?||Don Snotts|
|The Slades||Some people might confuse this band with Slade (the singular of this name), even though this band was actually around long before Slade was even formed.||Ceejay|
|Pearl Jam||Picture some Jam-like substance that's the same color a pearl would be, what does that remind you of?...yeah, gross.||Thaddeus Gammelthorpe|
|W.A.S.P.||Wonder what it stands for... We Are Stupid People, perhaps?||Thaddeus Gammelthorpe|
|5 Seconds of Summer||Sounds like a poor attempt at a pun on the movie "500 Days of Summer."||The Skuz|
|Cymbals Eat Guitars||Just how is that supposed to work? Cymbals have no way of devouring anything. Plus, even if they could, do two cymbals come together to form a mouth, or does one cymbal turn into a little Pac-Man?||Jonathan S.|
|Ratt||It is supposed to be an acronym for Rock All The Time, but clearly the band members forgot to put the periods after each letter... so the name resembles a certain kind of rodent instead||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Nazareth||This is not a religious band!||GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Badfinger||All I can think of is that this band named themselves after flipping the bird. That's just plain distasteful.||GlamRockNinjaLord|
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Much like the stupid song lyrics page, I get a lot of submissions for this page. More than I can really handle. The problem is that I get a lot of "Blink 182 is stupid 'cuz I said so" submissions, which I have to waste time deleting (though not much). I also get a lot of submissions that just aren't funny. I guess the real problem is that the word stupid can mean so many things, and hence every band name could be considered stupid.
So in short, don't bother sending me stupid email about this stupid page, or you're stupid.
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