bands/musicians Cool Name Ideas You Should Steal for Your New Band  

Lauren Slocum
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Have you been racking your brain for cool band name ideas? Check out this band names list for some inspiration! We've compiled dozens of awesome and untaken band names that are free for the taking. Just be sure to throw this list a shout out when you land yourself a gig on Jimmy Kimmel, thanks to these good band names.

One thing every band needs is a cool band name. Do you think music band names like The Moldy Peaches, and The Doobie Brothers were delivered to the band on a silver platter? Probably not! Proper band name brainstorming requires many grueling hours of passing joints around in dimly lit hippie dens. 

There are a few key things to consider when coming up with band name ideas. First you should decide the tone you're trying to set... are you going for a weird band name or a funny band name? Or do you want your band's name to send a political, religious, or social message? Creating a band name is totally critical to how people view the band members and the music. You should also consider naming your band something genre-appropriate.

This list is going to make you laugh and it'll probably inspire you to start creating your own silly band names. Have some sweet unused band names in your own arsenal? Add them to the list! And vote up the ones you like the most. To the best of our knowledge, the names listed are all band names not taken. So bust out the drum set, scrawl down some lyrics, and pick one of the best band names on this list to define your band's destiny.

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411 460
Dark White

2
229 317
Above Average

3
153 273
The Royal We

4
142 269
Tears for Tears

5
87 187
Digital Abyss

6
87 200
Bruce Running Bear added Rabbits With Machine Guns

7
82 204
Chemical Cosmos

8
82 212
The Raspberries

9
56 159
Sad Boys Club

10
58 167
Musical Potatoes

11
72 208
Band Aid

12
53 157
The Dead Residents

13
22 77
Cypress Chill

14
61 193
The Infamous They

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15
34 126
Dick and the Pics

16
38 143
Llama Del Ray

17
33 127
Puppy Style

18
30 120
Slippery D*ck and the C*nts

19
24 100
Starfish Fantasy

20
40 157
The Landing Strips

21
45 174
Digital Orgasm

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22
43 168
The Cunning Stunts

23
30 127
Carpet Burn

24
17 83
Yung Librarian

25
22 102
Braided Taint

26
29 130
Pickles and the Juice

27
23 108
Parents Are Annoying Roommates

28
22 105
The Fish Tacos

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29
14 74
Bruce Running Bear added Stickleback

30
18 90
Instaglamification

31
19 95
Panty Hoes

32
15 81
Woody Alien

33
20 102
Swiggity Swag Clan

34
16 86
What Razor

35
16 87
The Slippery Wombats

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36
12 70
Seasonal Dogma

37
14 79
Black Efron

38
15 84
One Can Short

39
14 80
Trouser Snakes

40
8 53
dj millenial

41
21 111
Swipe Righteous

42
16 90
Pu-Tang

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43
21 112
Hole Food

44
10 64
Bruce Running Bear added Bunny a Go Go

45
10 64
DolDrum Machine

46
9 60
Consensual Molexters

47
10 65
The Defiance of Anthropomorphic Sea Animals

48
19 106
Nick Wang and the Salty Sea Men

49
15 89
Paternity Fest

50
14 85
Pink Scalias