Bands by Name Origin (A-C)

Guess the band based on the clue about the origin of their name. Answers are in alphabetical order.
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Last updated: September 18, 2020
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Band Name Origin
"#" Band
An Omaha, Nebraska, police code for indecent exposure.
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Band Name Origin
"A" Band
A palindromic acronym from the initials of the first names of the band members
ABBA
From "Masters" of (the) basement
Ace of Base
"We were going to have this band that dressed up in drag and played heavy metal as a joke."
Alice in Chains
Named after the 1930 William Faulkner novel
As I Lay Dying
A character from The NeverEnding Story
Atreyu
 
 
Band Name Origin
"B" Band
From the name of a beehive hairstyle, itself named for the Stratofortress.
The B-52s
Name derives from an event celebrated on the lead singer's birthday, July 14
Bastille
Boys Entering Anarchistic States Towards Inner Excellence
Beastie Boys
The Crickets were cited as one inspiration for the name.
The Beatles
The name of a children's book by French writer C├ęcile Aubry.
Belle & Sebastian
If a white flag means surrender, then this means anarchy.
Black Flag
Nickname given to frontwoman by catcalling truck drivers.
Blondie
 
 
Band Name Origin
"C" Band
Changed the "u" to a "v" to make it easier to find in internet searches
Chvrches
3 words: Friend's name + Quote from beer commercial + Word for their renewal
Creedence Clearwater Revival
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