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Old 09-27-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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The ONLY Band Name Thread

Ok all... to stop the influx of band name threads in this forum and many others, i'm starting this one off to replace the one moved out of MT into the archive.

First of all, READ THIS THREAD for UGers suggestions. If you want a band name, the liklihood is that you will find one there.

Also try these if you really have no creativity of your own, try these generators:

General:
http://www.joescafe.com/bands/
http://www.elsewhere.org/cgi-bin/bandname
http://www.afm.org/public/musicbiz/...megenerator.php
http://www.bandnamemaker.com/sbf/docs/

Emo:
http://members.aol.com/Valdes379/EmoGame.html

Bluegrass ):
http://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/bandnames/

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Ok, now whilst i've provided those links for you, remember your band name has not only to be memorable, but also have some reasoning behind it. "I found it on a tab site/I used a band name generator" will get you laughed out of Rolling Stone interviews when you're rich and famous... try to use something personal or meaningful from your life.

Here's a few links and tips:
- BBC Guide - Read this one... it's a great little guide on how to choose a name, and all the legal nitty-gritty on registration and your rights.
- Band Names and the Law

Next step? Checkin no-one else has your band name!!

Search on these sites:
http://ubl.artistdirect.com/
http://www.music-bands-list.com/
http://www.google.com (I know, it's obvious but some people are just ****in' stupid ... search for your band name and the word band... simple).

Your band name isn't there?

If you want to register your band name?

Well first read up on the law: http://www.music-law.com/bandname.html

Check out this guide to registering and TradeMarking: http://www.vocalist.org.uk/band_name_registration.html

Ready to register?

Perhaps try a registration site:
- http://www.bandname.com
- http://www.bandreg.com/

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Ok that should help hopefully, and cut out the. "What shall I call my band?" threads.

I'll leave this thread open for questions, tips etc, and if anyone wants opinions on band names (after they've gone through the above process!!)

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Old 10-01-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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Which sounds better Helios, Idle Hands, or Battle Axe? My band plays classic rock, and hair/heavy metal.
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Old 10-01-2004, 10:49 PM   #3
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Which sounds better Helios, Idle Hands, or Battle Axe? My band plays classic rock, and hair/heavy metal.


Idle Hands.
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:22 PM   #4
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:06 AM   #5
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Which sounds better Helios, Idle Hands, or Battle Axe? My band plays classic rock, and hair/heavy metal.


Id go with Idle Hands. The other ones sound kind of cliche (especially Battle Axe).
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Old 10-02-2004, 10:01 AM   #6
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I'd definately say Idle Hands... even though you probably ripped it off the film. Classic film mind you. I agree with Metal Army... the others are too cliche.

Do any of them have meaning to you, or are they just random?
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Old 10-05-2004, 02:24 PM   #7
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I have already rigistered my band as "The Hellaphants" is a gay name but then again we play non-serious music and flogging molly covers.

go to www.thehellaphantsrock.blogspot.com for more hella info.
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:21 AM   #8
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I have already rigistered my band as "The Hellaphants" is a gay name but then again we play non-serious music and flogging molly covers.

go to www.thehellaphantsrock.blogspot.com for more hella info.
Where do you register your band name??

Edit: Ok i just read the first post again - so question removed.
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Old 10-09-2004, 04:50 PM   #9
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I'd definately say Idle Hands... even though you probably ripped it off the film. Classic film mind you. I agree with Metal Army... the others are too cliche.

Do any of them have meaning to you, or are they just random?


Band names are supposed to have meaning?
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:28 PM   #10
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Re: The ONLY Band Name Thread

^ Well no, it doesn't have to... but if you're serious about your music, it would be odd to have a name that has no meaning... in my opinion anyway. As I said in my first post....

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Ok, now whilst i've provided those links for you, remember your band name has not only to be memorable, but also have some reasoning behind it. "I found it on a tab site/I used a band name generator" will get you laughed out of Rolling Stone interviews when you're rich and famous... try to use something personal or meaningful from your life.


It's up to you though.
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:02 AM   #11
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I too would go for Idle Hands.

My band name is American Infidels....hey it was better then our old Grandma's New Wig!
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:40 AM   #12
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^That's a pretty good name.
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:15 PM   #14
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^That's a pretty good name.


Which one, Grandma's New Wig or American Infidels. lol

Either way thanks
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Old 10-10-2004, 08:03 PM   #15
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American Infidels. I wouldn't go with the other one if I was you.
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Metalik Sharpie, Wtf(wheres the food) or dnfn(doesnt stand for nothing)?alternative/ metal band
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:57 AM   #19
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^ Erm... what about it? Is that your band name? A suggestion? A completely random statement?
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