The origins of the names of rock bands
These are the reasons and why of these names, vote and comment.
The band had great influences from The Byrds and everyone wanted an American representative name.
The band's name comes from the Boeing B-52 aircraft, bombers used by the United States Air Force, but also refers to the hairstyle nicknamed B-52 because of its resemblance to the nose of the plane, although another theory refers to the fact that the The origin of the name of the band is not related to the famous American bomber, but to a dream that Ricky Wilson had where a band with the name B-52's appeared. During the early years of the band, singers Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson used to wear these hairstyles.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers guys were inspired by the Chilli Willy And The Red Hot Peppers group to name the band
UB4O: the name comes from the UK unemployment card, which is called ub 40.
From the Bob Dylan song: "The ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest."
Duran Duran: comes from the mad scientist in the 1968 film Barbarella with Jane Fonda.
When the band formed in 1968, its members named it Concrete God. Shortly after, Ritchie Blackmore, one of the founders and guitarist of the group, decided to change it to Deep Purple, the title of his grandmother's favorite song. A romantic theme composed of Nino Tempo and April Stevens, who reached the top of the charts in 1963
Alice Cooper: according to the singer, the band adopted that name after in a session of ouija, they made contact with a witch named 17th century.
Radiohead: It was a Talking Heads song titled Radio Head.
Dave Mustane was inspired by a government pamphlet he saw after leaving METALLICA. A Megadeath is a military term for a million dead (World War II occasioned 80 Megadeath)
It is a 1963 film where Boris Karloff acted.
REM: Rapid Eye Movement is a phase of sleep.
Aerosmith: A word that Joey Kramer wrote on all the sheets in his notebook at school. Some think they were inspired by the book by Sinclair Lewis written in 1925 Arrowsmith.
Blink 182: 182 are the times Al Pacino says the word Fuck in the movie Scarface.
Syd Barret named the band inspired by one of their favorite albums, recorded by two blouses: Pink Anderson and Floyd Council
Iron Maiden: The iron lady was an instrument of medieval torture, it was constituted by a woman-shaped sarcophagus and covered inside by spikes.
The Doors: They were inspired by a quote from William Blake: If the doors of perception were cleansed the world would appear to man as it is, infinite.
U2: It is a kind of spy plane used by the United States
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones: From the song by Muddy Waters: Rolling Stone. The name was suggested by Brian Jones
Ramones: In his musical beginnings, Paul McCartney called himself Paul Ramone.
Led Zeppelín: Jimmy Page was having drinks with Keith Moon and John Entwistle, and joking about the possibility of forming a group, Entwistle said: Yes, we would end up like a lead zepelin. The point is that the band formed and adopted that name.
Kiss: According to Paul Stanley, the name of Kiss (Kiss) was because it sounded dangerous (Kiss of Death) and sexy at the same time. Kiss denies the rumor that it comes from "Kids In Service of Satan" or the one that also says Keep It Simple Stupid.
Lars Ulrich was helping a friend think the name for a metal magazine. The options were Metal Mania or Metallica. Metal Mania was chosen for the magazine and used Metallica for his band.
Guns N 'Roses
Originated from the name of two bands: LA GUNS where he played Slash and HOLLYWOOD ROSES led by Axl Rose, both bands frequented the same clubs where they played and were good friends
Green Day: a version says that the day they decided to drop out of school to devote themselves to music, the school director told them: there will be a green day in hell before you do something of your lives. Another version says it refers to Marijuana.
AC / DC: A member of the band saw AC / DC written on a sewing machine and thought it had something to do with the power. He was right, it means Alternating Current / Continuous Current.
The name was given due to a dream that John Lennon had in his childhood about a beetle for what Beetles was after Bee was changed to Beat that refers to musical times.
it's called that for the simple reason that Freddie Mercury got heavy because he liked that name ... no special reason other than provoking. The same a few years later he commented on the name: "Years ago I thought about Queen's name ... It's just a name but very regal, and it sounds fantastic. It's a strong name, very universal and immediate. It has a visual potential and this open to all kinds of interpretations. I was aware of gay connotation, but it was only one facet of it "