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Bands by Name Origin (G-L)

Guess the band based on the clue about the origin of their name. Answers are in alphabetical order.
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Last updated: December 16, 2018
First submittedMarch 3, 2017
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Band Name Origin
Band
Instead of Gabriel's Angels, they settled on this name suggesting a new beginning.
Genesis
Phrase found in a dictionary, meaning the soul of a dead person thanking someone who arranged their burial
Grateful Dead
Slang term for a whole day spent smoking marijuana
Green Day
Name created when the frontman's band combined with another band, the L.A. Guns
Guns N' Roses
Nicknames of two college friends, one with an owlish face and the other with puffy cheeks
Hootie and the Blowfish
The name of a Scandinavian memory-based game, which means "Do you remember?"
Hüsker Dü
Named after the torture device shown in the 1939 film The Man in the Iron Mask
Iron Maiden
Their namesake was an 18th-century agriculturist
Jethro Tull
The lead vocalist once drew a picture of his overweight brother swallowing a globe.
Jimmy Eat World
Prostitution wing of a Nazi concentration camp mentioned in the novel The House of Dolls
Joy Division
In reference to the name of their drummer's old band, LIPS
KISS
Refers to the Hindenburg disaster
Led Zeppelin
Named after the Santa Monica park the singer passed on the way home from band practice
Linkin Park
Named after a high school gym teacher who strictly prohibited boys from having long hair
Lynyrd Skynyrd
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