Wednesday Question: Best Band Name Ever

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Wednesday Question: Best Band Name Ever
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For this week's traditional Wednesday Question, we'd like to kindly ask you folks to think about all the bands out there and answer this little thing right here.

What's the best band name ever?

THE RULES:

  • Post only one band per comment after checking that your favorite wasn't already nominated (Ctrl+F and all).
  • Multiple nominations of one band create heavy confusion, since on one hand it's unfair to the given act to take into consideration only the most upvoted nomination, but seeing that multiple nominations allow one user to give two or more votes to the same group, it's also unfair to other nominees not to discard it.
  • Vote up the nominations you support and vote down the ones you dislike.

We'll sum up your votes by Friday and bring you another traditional UG top list. Show us the Daves now!

475 comments sorted by best / new / date

    ShredderMan1
    Black Sabbath
    nadeau221094
    I always felt Mastodon really captures the sound and essence of the band
    Blk_Sabbath
    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
    Eifler121
    I discovered them and Haiyatus Kaiyote or however you spell it at the same time, and listened to them solely for their names.
    Parthan
    Soundgarden
    selkayann
    What's so great about their name is that it makes you expect some hippie-revival kind of thing... And then Rusty Cage comes on.
    javdoc
    This was my choice as well.  Something about it always spoke to me and it looks great written in any kind of font.
    sweenster
    The perfect band name in my opinion. Came here to write this.  What is a band but a garden of sounds? Especially soundgarden. 
    Parthan
    Not only does it just sound and look cool, but it's a name that immediately tells you something about the band, and also references a sculpture in Seattle, therefore tying it to forever to the Seattle scene. I like band names that are meaningful on multiple levels.
    Toly18
    I think all of Chris' projects had amazing names honestly. Temple of the Dog and Audioslave are both incredible band names in their own right.
    MilosCleve
    The Rolling Stones. The name lives on its own, yeah, it's from an expression, but it encompasses everything that rock'n'roll is and should be. Hard stuff rolling. And ffs, the band's been rocking and rolling for more than 50 years.
    curiousjoe
    ANAL CUNT
    daverolston
    The Who. 
    theoliraptor
    Anyone who disagrees with this needs to think a little bit about it, then they'll realise that there really isn't a better or more effective band name than The Who.
    BenAffleck
    Queens of the Stone Age
    aaronangus
    Even better when you know where it came. Both QOTSA and Eagles of Death Metal came from some one comparing the band to another band. "You sound like Queen but if they were stoned. You sound like the Eagles but if they played death metal"
    molmat92
    Free Beer. Can you imagine the flyers and posters? ,,On Friday Night, Free Beer from 9 pm!" 
    d.floresumana
    There is a band in Costa Rica called Free Beer they play old "plancha" songs in rock style... music from Juan Gabriel, Nino Bravo, etc. the oldies that our grandparents listen to. Fun show!
    schecterhellraz
    Honestly I've always thought Dream Theater was an awesome name that really summed up the sound. 
    Eifler121
    I agree to the second part, but I always thought they were lame and taken way too seriously.
    apartzero
    Nirvana
    kramer242
    Even though the name itself doesn't sound like much it has a nice ring and the definition of the word to me is what stood out
    schecterhellraz
    Metallica of course is pretty neat.
    tom11
    Gonna get a hundred downvoted here, but this a terrible name. It's the metal version of the Beatles. "We need a band name". "What kind of music do we play?" "Metal". "Fuck it, that'll do".
    rw24643
    well to be fair, I'm pretty sure they didn't originally come up with it, but ironically stole it from someone else
    slapsymcdougal
    It's just a Latin word for metals(as in De Re Metallica - 'on the subject of metals' written by Georgius Agricola in 1556).
    sidvicious16
    Iron Maiden
    kramer242
    Can't really up vote their name.... Sure it was cool but it's not the first time a torture device was a band name nor was it the first time iron was used.... How about we nominate iron butterfly
    Jazz1992
    IMO Iron Butterfly sounds like something out of those random band name generators