29 Epically Bad Band Names

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Dude, what were you thinking?

In the annals of rock history, some iconic bands will go down as the best we've ever heard -- and they had super-cool names to match. Think: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Nirvana.

On the other hand, some bands have the most awful, embarrassing, gross, head-scratching and/or offensive names you could possibly imagine. No doubt, there is a surfeit of bands in the world, and choosing an original name can be tough. It's a crowded field. Three years ago, the music data site "Bandcamp" had 69 bands registered with the name Atlas. Oof.

So, yes, it's hard to pick a band name that has originality, some cool factor, that je ne sais quoi that makes it stick in people's heads for years to come. BUT, that's no excuse for the truly terrible band names you are about to see! From the bodily function oriented, to the overly wordy, to the collections of disparate sounds that have no reason being together, to the band title that is all punctuation (yes, really) you're about to see some of the worst band names in history.

Kick back and put on some tunes from a band with a great name for this one! Get Started