Band Name Origins: Stories Behind the band name

Did you know that the Bee Gees were named after the initials of a DJ called Bill Gates? Did you know that the real story is much more trivial and boring than the urban legend that surrounds behind the origin of the name of the rock band 10cc? Have you ever wondered why the hell should someone choose to name his band Chumbawamba? Here you can expand your knowledge by learning about the origins or rock bands names and pop artists pseudonyms.

10cc: an urban legend claims that the band who wrote the hit song I’m Not In Love has chosen her name as a gesture to the average male ejaculation, which is estimated as 9cc of sperm. but the band name actually in a dream the band manager, Jonathan King was, had, in which he 10cc managing a band called

Alice in Chains: Lane Stanley and Jerry Cantrell had intended, a heavy metal band, the cover versions of Slayer perform while wearing clothes form. Although there plan did not come out the name of the band remained. Alice in Chains is a takeoff on Alice in Wonderland with an S and M twist.
Bee Gees: The Gibb brothers first had it the name of rattlesnakes as the name of their band. Later they have come up with the idea of honoring the initials of both Brothers Gibb and their close friend and one of the first carrier, DJ Bill Gates, who has nothing to do with the founder of Microsoft.
Chumbawamba: apparently, one of the band members had a strange dream in which he could not decide which public toilet door he should be, since men and women have been replaced with signs and Chumba Wamba signs.
The Doors: formerly Psychedelic Ranger, inspired by a William Blake quote: If the doors of perception are cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Elvis Costello: Declan Patrick McManus was born. When he began his musical career, he took on an alias created by a combination of Elvis Presley and Lou Costello, mainly because he is the exact opposite of the other Elvis.

The case: from the title of a novel by Albert Camus adopted written.

Grateful Dead: The Warlocks originally called. The origin of the cult band final name was derived from an old English folk tale, which to a traveler, the slogan inspired by the spirit of a dead person who is grateful for the generosity of travelers and his willingness the dead to pay husband debt saved for him buried.

The Happy Mondays: Shaun Rider was the Happy Mondays he and the other members of the band were, the unemployed, have been the day that follows the weekend in sleeping while the other people were inspired to spend to work.

Ice-T: the controversial gangsta rapper has decided, after Iceberg Slim, a famous pimp who later to name an author of books that describe gangsta living.
Johnny Rotten: the Sex Pistols leader was born as John Lydon. He received a stage name, which has been found more suitable for an anarchist punk with a set of rotten teeth.

Kraftwerk: the pioneer electronic band adopted the German translation of the term Power Station.

L. LL Cool J: James Todd Smith pseudonym is an acronym for Ladies Love Cool James.

Marilyn Manson: The bandleader pseudonym mixes two Americas favorite celebrities: Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. Other members of the band are using the pseudonyms Ginger Fish, Twiggy Ramirez and Madonna Wayne Gacy.

Nine Inch Nails: inspired by the nails that Jesus bound on the cross

The Orb: in Woody Allen’s Sleeper, there is a silver bullet, causes people who touches it to react in a strange way. This device was called The Orb.

The Pogues: Pogue Mahone originally called, which is Kiss my Ass in Gaelic, the band shortened the name to avoid airplay censorship.

Queen: a word that was both transvestite and royalty connotation captures the perfect band name in the eyes of Freddie Mercury.

The Replacements: according to the myth, the punk rock band adapted the name after replacing a missing band in a concert, an incident that made them introduced themselves as The Replacements.

Sex Pistols: Malcolm Mclaren is responsible for the choice of the name, in part, belongs to the promotion of the clothes shop called Sex by Vivien Westwood who used his girlfriend at the time.

TLC: the initials of the band members nicknames T Boz, Left Eye and Chilli. He also suggests the acronym for Tender Loving Care

UB40: the politically oriented band was named after a type of British unemployment form.

Velvet Underground: after the title of an unknown sex book called that one of the band members has found lying on the sidewalk
Weezer: the band Weezer frontman was in school the nickname, since he was making a geek who suffered from asthma, which left him gasping noises.

XTC: The punk band was founded in 1976, long before the use of the drug was popular. Im in ecstasy: The band just had a Jimmy Durante clip in which he says changed its original name Star Park after!

Yeah Yeah Yeah: according to Karen O, the inspiration to the hip band name came from the New York phrase that something like what that means.
ZZ Top: There are two versions about the origin of the band name stand. After the first, the band’s name is a parody of the name of the blues musician ZZ Hill. After the second version, the name refers to a combination of two popular brands of cigarette papers: Zig Zag and Tops Rolling Papers.