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We adopted the name for the rap group after seeing the Kung fu film Shaolin and Wu Tang
Bands name is a slang term for spending a day smoking marijuana. One of the band members wrote a song about his first experience with the drug, and it soon replaced 'Sweet Children
This ball head and afro haired duo couldn't think of anything to call their group so they stole the name from someone's fantasy basketball team...
This groups lead singer drove past a park on his way from band practice and decided to change the spelling so that the band could appear next to Limp Bizkit in record stores
A palindromic acronym from the initials of the first names of the band members
This English alt Rock band was known as 'On a Friday', they were given 2 weeks after signing to Parlophone to change it. They renamed themselves after a TALKING HEADS song
They used to be called 'RAIN' The guitarist, disliked the lead singer, he auditioned a friend, his friends brother also joined and the name came from a poster in their bedroom.
This bands name was inspired by the Los Angeles riots of 1992
Originally called 'Smile' the lead singer changed it. Saying about the new name 'It's very regal and it sounds splendid. It may evoke homosexual imagery but it is what it is.
This bands name comes from the last name of the band's lead guitarist and drummer. Initially called Mammoth, the band changed its name when it found out Mammoth was taken.
5 years prior to the band's signing, Graham Russell saw the name in a dream
This groups name is not a contraction of 'Brothers Gibb', which is a popular assumption, it's the initials of 2 men who helped the group in their career, Bill Goode a Bill Gates
Chris, Jonny, Will & Guy were called 'Starfish' originally and a friend's group had their name. When they did not want the name anymore, 'Starfish' asked if they could use it.
This band was named after a dildo in the novel Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.
A type of spy plane from the United States. The lead singer once said that the band name came from its interactivity with the audience..
This avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 took it's name from the 1913 manifesto ________ ___ _____________ by Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo
This band took its name from Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception,
This Boy Band was named after a flea market in Orlando, Florida.
This band from ICELAND was named after the band's vocalist, Jón Þór Birgisson (Jónsi)'s little sister, whose name translates to 'victory rose.
This group took it's name from a children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry
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