May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

A name is not just a name, it's an idea, and no matter how a band chooses its name, one important fact remains. The name doesn't make the band, the band makes the name. Tim Brennan gives us more.

And your Blog of the Week is...... "How To Pick A Band Name" by Tim Brennan. Every band needs a name, and for the most part, every band name is stupid, but as Tim digs a little deeper, we see that it's not the name that makes the band, but the band that makes the name. Examples like The Beatles and The Foo Fighters are proof that no matter what the name of your band, no matter how stupid, no matter where it came from, does not determine how awesome your band will be. Your band will determine how awesome its name will be. 

Here are Rolling Stone's Top Ten Dumbest Band Names.

10. The Beatles.
9. Anal Cu*t
8. Chumbawamba.
7. Hootie and the Blowfish.
6. Foo Fighters.

5. Nickelback.
4. Goo Goo Dolls.
3. Butthole Surfers.

2. Hoobastank.
1. Limp Bizkit.

This list not only proves the creativity, or apathy, of the band members, but also shows it really doesn't matter what your band is named. If your band hits on all cylinders, works hard enough, and has just the right amount of luck, you'll make your crazy name one everyone knows.