10 Rock Bands Who Had Horrible Original Names

Black Sabbath is good, but Earth? Not so much.


It's a bit tough picking a moniker for your band. While many people would find it difficult to think of a name for just one song, putting together a jumble of words that you identify your music with seems nearly impossible.

Most bands hit the jackpot with the perfect combo of music and sound, but other bands had pretty questionable names during their inception. Whether it was through lack of thinking or just picking what they thought sounded cool, these bands would not have gotten where they are today if not for a name change.

Sometimes these band names aren't even that bad, but when accompanied by the group's music, it doesn't seem like the right fit. By the grace of the musical gods, these musicians were able to come to their senses eventually and rechristen themselves with names that put them on the fast track to rock and roll glory.

A lot of these bands have made bold strides throughout their creative tenure, but when it comes to getting the ball rolling, coming up with the band name proved to be a major stumbling block.


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