Top 10 Pointless Rock Band Names

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6. Goo Goo Dolls:

Goo Doo Dolls

The band interestingly enough found the name in the True Detective Magazine after a club owner pulled back after hearing their original name, Sex Maggots. The band was formed in 1986 in Buffalo by guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik and bassist and vocalist Robby Takac. The band had 5 top 10 singles and 14 singles sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. “Iris” was ranked #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Pop Songs 19992-2012.

The second name is no better. It sounds like something a child would say at birth. This name would be good for children to love, but not good enough for adult contemporary radio.

 

7. Matchbox20:

Matchbox20

Matchbox 20 is a rock band formed in Orlando, Florida.

Matchbox Twenty has sold in excess of 44 million albums, including the releases of Mad Season, Yourself or Someone Like You and More Than You Think You Are. They released their latest album, Exile on Mainstream, on October 2, 2007. The existing members of the band are Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Brian Yale, and Kyle Cook. Rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor left the group in 2005. Rob Thomas is the principal songwriter and lead singer and has created a firm solo career after Matchbox 20.

The name came from a title of a song played by an earlier band. Matchbox was a word in the song and 20 was just a number on a guy’s shirt. Not too original, if you ask me. It’s a name that has no meaning and the unspoken rule is to find a name that sounds cool.

 

8. Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts:

Thirty Odd Food Of Grunts

The group formed under the leadership of Russell Crowe in the 1980s. Nothing much has been heard about this band except that Crowe was the lead vocal and guitarist for the band which formed sometime in the 1980s. In 2005, the group was officially dissolved as Crowe felt his future music needed a new direction.

These words in Crowe’s band name suggest that he and his band mates cannot sign. It also sounds ungrammatical as foot shoot be plural.

 

9. Limp Bizkit:

Limp Bizkit

I have no idea why rock bands try to misspell their names. It makes them look as if they are uneducated or wrote their songs while they were still kids.

First, there’s no such thing as a “bizkit.” And even if a fan assume that it’s merely a wacky variation on the word “biscuit,” it still does not make any sense to write the way they did. What’s a limp biscuit or a limp bizkit for the matter?

Limp Bizkit is mostly an American rock band whose work is marked by abrasive and angry lyrics Formed in 1994, it has become popular in Jacksonville, Florida and has achieved mainstream success with their second and third albums. The band is still active and is currently touring.

 

10. Gay Witch Abortion:

Gay Witch Abortion

Who has ever heard of this band? Probably not many since they have such a derogatory name. It’s just a terrible combination if you ask me. Although, “Stain On the Floor” is quite good. I’ll give them credit for that.

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