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Band Name Etymology

Name the band or musical act by how they got their name.
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Last updated: July 29, 2014
First submittedJuly 29, 2014
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Etymology
Band
Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad
ABBA
A negative review described the duo's effort as "a ____ ____y thrash"
Daft Punk
From a Muddy Waters song
The Rolling Stones
After the group saw a kung fu film
Wu-Tang Clan
Heart-exploding move from the movie Kill Bill
Five Finger Death Punch
Referring to the Hindenburg
Led Zeppelin
Abbreviation of original name, "The Management"
MGMT
From the Book of Genesis - "If Cain shall be _______ _________"
Avenged Sevenfold
Shortening of a deceased animal found in his computer as a teenager
deadmau5
From a John Steinbeck novel, itself taken from a Robert Burns poem
Of Mice & Men
Nickname given to lead vocalist because of his asthma
Weezer
Slang term for a day spent smoking marijuana
Green Day
A beehive hairstyle
The B-52's
The sidekick to Radioactive Man from The Simpsons
Fall Out Boy
Randomly from a dictionary, an abbreviation for a type of sleep
R.E.M.
A flea market in Orlando
Backstreet Boys
A Wu-Tang Clan name generator sophomore year at NYU
Childish Gambino
From a line said by Captain Jack Sparrow in The Curse of the Black Pearl
Bring Me the Horizon
Term used by Allied pilots in WWII to describe various UFOs
Foo Fighters
After a gym teacher notorious for enforcing no long hair on boys
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The lead singer filmed a low-budget vampire movie with the same name
Vampire Weekend
Lead vocalist's little sister, with an added space, meaning "victory rose"
Sigur Rós
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Jul 30, 2014
Fun. Even if I hadn't heard of some of these.
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Jul 30, 2014
Hard but fun. I love the origin of "Childish Gambino".