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Band Name Origins
Can you name the rock bands by these name origins?
Updated Aug 21, 2012
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Named after the first book of the Bible
A band member saw this standing on a sewing machine
Named after the state of perfect inner stillness and peace
The first names of two blues musicians, P. Anderson and F. Council
A play on Buddy Holly's 'Crickets'
Named after a Grammy-winning jazz song by Nino & April which was the guitarist's grandmother's favourite song
A combination of the last names of the drummer Mick and the bassist John
Named after a man-sized medieval torture device
Named after Bob Dylan's 'The Ballad of Frankie Lee and *band name*'
An acronym for the first names of each of the band members
Named after the band members' gym coach, Mr. Skinner, who punished the boys because of their long hair
Surname pseudonym of Paul McCartney
Inspired by the manager's kinky London boutique called SEX
The river that parts the world from the underworld in Greek mythology
Named after an American spy plane like the one flown by Gary Powers
Taken from a 1963 Italian horror movie starring Boris Karloff
Named after a 1963 paperback that reported on sexual paraphilia in the USA
The financial situation of this British band when it was founded
Named after two popular brands of rolling paper, Zig-Zag and Top
Named after a sex toy in the Willian Burroughs novel 'The Naked Lunch'
The guitarist liked the description ''mischievous little elves' in a dictionary
Named after a lethal, acute disease and biological weapon, gained fame after the deadly leak in Sverdlovsk
Named after the Austrian Archduke whose assassination was a factor in the outbreak of First World War
Named after the last name of the lead singer, whose first name is Jon
According to his schoolteacher, William was very idle
Fusion between the bands Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns
The last name of the Dutch-born drummer and guitarist of this American band
Named after the town this Massachusetts' band is based
The band was founded on the 41st day of the summer
A synonym for Satan, 'The Red Lord'
Taken from a 1950 Muddy Waters blues song
Named after a French fashion magazine, translated 'fashion news dispatch'
The British guitarist of this American band felt like one
The term used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe UFOs
A female housemate of the singer was addicted to drugs
A play on Santa Monica's 'Lincoln Park'
Ed, the guitarist's younger brother made a picture of his other brother Jim shoving the Earth up his mouth
The first name of a famous 50's actress and the last name of an infamous convicted criminal and cultleader
Named after the German town where in 1988 a deadly airshow disaster took place
'Shirley Temple's Pussy' didn't work out for them, but they wanted to keep the initials
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