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 1660 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Passion Pit||Passion can be fine, but does it belong in a pit? The second word could give the impression that their music is "the pits"!||Selena Stopmez|
|Starz||These days you might confuse them with a premium cable TV channel. And they're not even a rap or hip-hop group, as many such groups seem to think it's cool to form plurals with the letter "z".||Cassandra|
|Nikki D||Her real name is Nichelle Strong. Where the heck does the 'D' come from?||Cassandra|
|BodyRockers||They capitalize the first 'r' in "rockers" despite not leaving a space between "body" and "rockers". How tacky!||Spraychel Spray|
|Friends||I'm sure the people in this band are friends with each other...but a good percentage of the public might assume that this band probably named itself after a certain hit TV sitcom that ran for 10 years.||Calop|
|D12||It is short for "The Dirty Dozen", but it would be more fitting if it was "The Dirty Half-Dozen" since there are six members. Also, it is a nickname for NBA player Dwight Howard.||JeReMy|
|Sad Cafe||Two words seemingly picked from a hat. Again.||noskcaJ|
|The Heavy||Reminds me of the character from Team Fortress 2... "I am Heavy Music Guy, and this is my band. It cost $400,000 for us to play at your venue... for twelve seconds."||nosckaJ|
|Somethin' Smith & The Redheads||Sheesh! Way to emphasize how bad you truly are at coming up with names for a band by choosing a name that exposes such a fact. I can come up with better names for bands than that, and I'm not even in a band.||The Skuz|
|Clam Abuse||Thou shalt not abuse clams.||Oliver South|
|Pee Shy||I swear this is a real band name. Why'd they have to pick a name that sounds so disgusting??!||Walt|
|Velvet Acid Christ||If the name came from just a random juxtaposition of words, it would be obscure and unenlightening enough. Still, such an assumption would be about the best possible spin that could be put on the name in this case. Other possibilities are all downhill from there. It would seem likely that the "Acid" in the name is an allusion to the infamous drug "LSD". And juxtaposing that with Christ's name was probably done for pure shock value, and as such is more shock value than any band name really needs, and no doubt makes the name repellent to many who encounter it.||Rita Warmidge|
|The Meatmen||Do they work in a butcher shop or something? I doubt it.||Evan Shortoria|
|Sleeping With Sirens||How painful!||Davie|
|Max Webster||The name suggests a solo male performer, but it's actually a band. This is yet another example of name deception.||nally|
|Machine Gun Kelly||Why did this rap artist (who does not have Kelly anywhere in his full name) name himself after a gangster from the Prohibition Era?||George|
|Bat For Lashes||It sounds like a charity that plays baseball for the blind (or for longer eyelashes).||Peter Cottonball|
|LMNT||It looks like a lame attempt to refer to the acronym for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."||The Skuz|
|Quarashi||Sounds like a Japanese name, but this group was from Iceland. (So if they were from Japan, the name wouldn't be stupid.)||Dick|
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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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