Sunday , 22 October 2017

How some of the world’s most famous bands got their names

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Pink Floyd
They were called the Tea Set until they found out that they were on a show with a band with the same name. Roger Waters quickly combined the name of his two favorite blues musicians (Pink Anderson and Floyd Council) and got the new name.

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Daft Punk
The French musicians were playing a different style of music under the name Darlin’ when a critic described their sound as “a daft punky thrash.” They stole the idea for their next gig.

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Alice Cooper and Cheap Trick
Apparently both of these bands asked a psychic with a Ouija board what they should call their band, and got this answer.

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The Rolling Stones
They Brits took their names from a Muddy Waters song called “Mannish Boy.”

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Coldplay
They were originally called Starfish and were friends with a band called Coldplay, and when the original Coldplay called it quits, they asked if they could take the name.

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Green Day
The name is in reference to a day in which you spend smoking weed. Alllllllll day.

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Duran Duran
The English band was named after a character in the erotic space film Barbarella. Yes, really.

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Skrillex
The DJ’s name is taken from his middle school instant messenger screenname.

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Steely Dan
The jazz rock outfit is named for a giant steam powered steel dildo in William Burroughs’ book Naked Lunch.

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The name came from BB King, ZZ just being a play, and “Top” from their opinion that King was the best.