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#1 2shy

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:01 PM

was going to put this in my on going thread.

BAD COMPANY - A 1972 modern cowboy movie starring Jeff Bridges.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - unconfirmed origin: after Norvel Creedence, a friend of John Fogerty's . His favorite beer was called Clearwater, after a brief absence from the marketplace it was re-introduced by another brewery - hence Creedence Clearwater Revival.

ELTON JOHN - Real name: Reginald Dwight. Created from two other British musicians: Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.

EMINEM - from his real name Marshall Mathers he took M&M and rewrote it phonetically as Eminem.

SKID ROW - Slang for a rundown inner city neighborhoods where alcoholics, junkies, street people can afford to live.

VAN HALEN - after Alex and Eddie Van Halen - suggested by David Lee Roth as being better than their original name "Mammoth." They might have been called 'Daddy Longlegs' if Gene Simmons of KISS had gotten his way - he partially financed and produced one of their original demo records and suggested names and artwork.



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#2 scpanther22

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:16 PM

Rock Band names are funny to me..Its like whatever vile nasty thing you can think of . some rock band has that name for there group.

#3 pstall

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:37 PM

without searching, guess how/where steely dan got it's name?

#4 Matt Foley

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:39 PM

without searching, guess how/where steely dan got it's name?


bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

DEVO....De-evolution

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:51 PM

bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

DEVO....De-evolution


nope. this one might stump a few. got a feelin shinner might know

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:12 AM

I think his bzzzzzzzzzzzzz was from the dildo it was named after.

How'd I know you were gonna mention Steely Dan. Ugh. Except Jeff Baxter is/was cool.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 01:48 AM

Ha i was going to ask Steely Dan.

How about Nickleback?

#8 enolagay38

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:23 AM

Steely Dan from the William S Burroughs novel Naked Lunch. He was a junkie.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:25 AM

And a homo.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:21 PM

nope. this one might stump a few. got a feelin shinner might know

They named themselves after that kid in my class, Dan Steely. That kid was never in school the day after Thanksgiving!

I wanna know the originals of Anal *****'s band name.

#11 j2sgam

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:52 PM

Ha i was going to ask Steely Dan.

How about Nickleback?


There was a music show on after WWE RAW back in the day, when Nickelback only had 'How you Remind Me' on the radio. They performed and was asked how they came up with the name in the post performance interview. drummer said he used to work at a Starbucks in Canada and everything came up to $_.95, so he would grab one from the drawer and say "Thanks, here's your nickel back"...

Heard a Lars Ulrich interview on Z-Rock back in like '89. He said that a guy he knew was starting a metal mag and asked Lars' help in picking a name out. The guy had a bunch written down and Lars liked 'Metallica' so he told the dude to name his mag "'Metal Blade' or something like that"..So he basically stole it...

Blind Melon is from an old Cheech & Chong skit...

311 is the Nebraska law enforcement code for Disturbing the Peace...

#12 PanthaSan

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 03:27 PM

...Blind Melon is from an old Cheech & Chong skit...


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Gonna see my Gal,
Gonna sing her a song,...."

#13 walt227

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:37 PM

Lynard Skynard - band member's high school gym teacher "Leonard Skinner" that hated the long-hairds

Dave Matthews Band - didnt have a working name---a bartender in Charlottesville took a call from one of the band members letting him know they'd be late---he said "what band is this?" Dave Matthews and his band became Dave Matthews Band

Led Zeppelin - Keith Moon heard their demo and insultingly said it would go over like a "lead zeppelin"

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:52 PM

I think his bzzzzzzzzzzzzz was from the dildo it was named after.

How'd I know you were gonna mention Steely Dan. Ugh. Except Jeff Baxter is/was cool.


i gotta be consistent in something scrum. Everything else Im random in...

#15 Matt Foley

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:13 PM

Anyone know how the Carpenters got their name?


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