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 1865 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Milky Chance||The US Dairy Association must have paid the band a huge sum to name their band this.||The ABC Kid|
|The Smithereens||What kind of a band would want to be known as a word that means tiny pieces (after something, usually fragile, has been broken)?||Brian|
|Three Days Grace||Have you ever heard a more Christian-sounding name of a non-Christian band than this one?||Crafthead|
|Escape the Fate||Much like 'Falling in Reverse', this is another one of those 'Literally Impossible' band names; a fate is by definition something that is going to happen to you, so there's no way to escape one.||Danny Hates Dubstep|
|These Arms Are Snakes||Why would anyone admit that his arms are two reptiles? That sounds freaky.||Johnny Kumlately|
|A Man Called Adam||This name is a misnomer in more ways than one. First of all, it's not one guy; it's two people: a man and a woman. Second of all, the guy isn't named Adam. The name Adam is not associated with this duo in any way whatsoever.||Sammy|
|Florida Georgia Line||State lines can't sing or make any kind of music!||Daphne Fairhope|
|Admiral Twin||You're in a band, guys, not the bloody navy!||Sheogorath|
|Jonny||This was an actual group, no lie. The name could easily be mistaken as pertaining to a solo male performer (even a rapper).||Orville Beddenrocker|
|Admiral Twin||This band does not have any twins in it, nor do any of the members have any twin siblings not in the band.||Gladys|
|Caroline's Spine||Although "Caroline" is a lovely name, I seriously doubt that it imparts any special powers such as being able to sing with one's spine. All my education tends to assure me that Caroline has to use her lungs, vocal cords, and mouth to sing just as any other singer does!||Jean Goodsprings|
|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|
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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.
If you have a creative/humorous idea, please submit it.