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The Best Bands with White in the Name 

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Updated December 28, 2019 849 votes 294 voters 33.8k views 28 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest bands that have the word

When it comes to bands with the color white in the name, the list is long and impressive. Of course, if you really want to get technical, white isn’t actually a color – but for the purposes of this list, it’s part of the wonderful kaleidoscope of colorful bands in music history.

Scroll through this list of white band names, and you'll probably be surprised. Why? Because some of music’s most popular and successful bands have included white in their monikers. For some, like The White Stripes, the decision was obvious: Jack and Meg’s last name is White. But what about Whitesnake? That’s a trickier one. In an interview, Whitesnake founder David Coverdale told a reporter initially that he named the band after a certain, ahem, portion of his anatomy. Some ran with that story, but Coverdale eventually admitted he named his band after a song he wrote while he was with Deep Purple.

Other notable bands with white in the name include The Average White Band, White Zombie, Great White, White Lion, and Plain White T’s. And yes, if you’ve noticed a trend, a few highly successful 80s rock bands used “white” in their names.

Which of these white band names is your favorite? Vote them to the top of the list, and add any great acts that are missing.

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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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Great White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Lion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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The Average White Band ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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Motionless In White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Lies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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Plain White T's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Wizzard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Heart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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Thin White Rope is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Lung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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Whitehouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Rose Movement is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Wolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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The White Mice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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GigaDead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Trash Debutantes ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Denim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Plains is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Rabbits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Elephant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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White Witch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name
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The Black and White Year... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands with White in the Name