List of Bands Named After Other Performers' Songs
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List of Bands Named After Other Performers' Songs

This is a list of bands whose names are taken from songs by other artists where both artists in question have articles on the English Wikipedia.

Exact matches

Bands named after other performers' albums

Bands named after their own songs

  • Butthole Surfers, in the early years of band, they're performed under a different name every show. In a gig, the announcer forgot their name so he used a title of one of their songs.
  • Motörhead after the song Motorhead which the band's founder and frontman Lemmy had written while still in Hawkwind, and a version by that band was also recorded, making this a rare example of a band named after one of their own songs, and also a song by another band.
  • Nightwish, after a song by Tuomas Holopainen, it is from their demo released in 1996
  • Queensrÿche, after a song composed by Chris DeGarmo called "Queen of the Reich", it is from Queensrÿche
  • Slipknot, after the first track on their demo album Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
  • Talk Talk, Mark Hollis had originally written the song for his first group The Reaction, under the name "Talk Talk Talk Talk".

Approximations, partial matches, and lyrics

Incorrect associations

See also


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  3. ^ Jerry Bloom (2006). Black Knight: Ritchie Blackmore. Omnibus Press 2008. Blackmore has stated; "It was a song my grandmother used to play on the piano." 
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  9. ^ "Chart Attack". Chart Attack. Retrieved 2018. 
  10. ^ The great rock discography By Martin Charles Strong, John Peel, p. 242
  11. ^ Al Atkin's recounting of the founding of Judas Priest Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Binelli, Mark (June 16, 2005). "Hit Men". Rolling Stone. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ Gary James' interview with Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues;
  14. ^ Roberts, David (1998). Guinness Rockopedia (1st ed.). London: Guinness Publishing Ltd. p. 284. ISBN 0-85112-072-5. 
  15. ^ "Perfect Sound Forever: The Nazz- Todd Rundgren's early years". Retrieved 2018. 
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