Band names that changed when they got famous, and maybe some suggestions

Just found out that before Westlife were Westlife, they were called IOYOU, which we can all agree is shit. Westlife’s not that much better, mind.

Honourable mentions, Radiohead (shit name) were called On A Friday (also shit).
Blur (fine) were called Seymour (can’t explain why but I love it).
Simon & Garfunkel, right, were called TOM AND JERRY. Why didn’t they keep that? Everyone loves cats and mice.

My suggestion for a band name change, and hear me out, The Beatles, right, should be called OVERRATED.
Little joke for the fans, there. But really, my suggestion to AC/DC is sack off all those letters and just be called eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (pronounced in a very high pitched fashion).

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Girls Thyme > Destiny’s Child (whatup!)

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Bee Gees were called Wee Johnny Hayes and the Blue Cats. Stunning, that.

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they would have formed before the Simpsons ever aired i think. certainly before it was widely seen in the UK

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the Trojan Rubber Company > Van Halen

(something I found out last night following Eddie’s death)

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Reckon if a band was famous before but then became less famous then their name can be taken by any newer more famous band. Example: One Direction (rubbish name) can have Bronski Beat (great name).

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SHUT UP IVE GOT ONE IVE GOT ONE

Instead of Arctic Monkeys they should be called Chilly Gorillies

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Bingo Hand Job.

God damn it Wiggy

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Weren’t Westlife also called Westside at some point and changed it cos it sounded gang-related? Or was that just a joke I read in Smash Hits back in the day and believed

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I believe Oasis were originally called Rain, and got their eventual name from the Leisure centre and gig venue in Swindon (srsly)

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How DARE you

:smiley: no idea if that’s true but I’m choosing to believe it

Whoa they were also previously known as 6 in 1 and had a member called Derek

Really glad I found this informative webpage

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And one called Graham, fuck

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Nirvana used to be Fecal Matter.

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Derek and Graham aren’t very boyband names. Very astute sackings imo

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Nor is Howard tbf. Also weren’t 3 of East 17 called Brian, Terry and Tony?

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Bloc Party were originally Union, then The Angel Range, then Diet.

All terrible, terrible names.

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Oasis should change their name to The Shitty Beatles

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