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.

list ordered by

1
610 672
Dark White

2
344 486
Above Average

3
219 427
Tears for Tears

4
230 452
The Royal We

5
135 300
Chemical Cosmos

6
115 295
Digital Abyss

7
120 313
Bruce Running Bear added Rabbits With Machine Guns

8
118 325
The Raspberries

9
108 309
Band Aid

10
9 28
Owen Shaun Drew added Jackberry Blam

11
86 256
Sad Boys Club

12
71 224
The Dead Residents

13
84 266
The Infamous They

14
80 263
Musical Potatoes

15
49 199
Puppy Style

16
37 156
Cypress Chill

17
45 186
Carpet Burn

18
52 217
Llama Del Ray

19
54 231
The Cunning Stunts

20
21 112
One Can Short

21
30 150
The Fish Tacos

22
43 203
Dick and the Pics

23
53 243
Digital Orgasm

24
33 163
Starfish Fantasy

25
47 220
The Landing Strips