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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.
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- 10 Seconds of Forever, after Hawkwind's "10 Seconds of Forever"
- A Day in the Life (now known as Hawthorne Heights), after the Beatles song "A Day in the Life".
- ABC, after The Jackson 5's "ABC"
- After Forever, after Black Sabbath's "After Forever"
- The Antlers (band), after The Microphones' "Antlers"
- Black Boned Angel, named for the song of the same name by Godflesh, from their 1994 album Selfless
- Blonde Redhead, after the DNA song "Blonde Redhead"
- Bonded by Blood, after Exodus's "Bonded by Blood"
- Boredoms, after Buzzcocks' "Boredom" from their "Spiral Scratch" EP.
- Boris, after Melvins' "Boris" from their album Bullhead
- Bury Your Dead, after The Haunted's "Bury Your Dead"
- Carnal Forge, after Carcass's Carnal Forge from their album Heartwork
- Cocteau Twins, after Simple Minds' song "Cocteau Twins".
- Communist Daughter, after Neutral Milk Hotel's "Communist Daughter"
- Con Funk Shun, after New Birth's "Con-Funk-Shun"
- Deacon Blue, after Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues"
- Death Cab for Cutie, after Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's "Death Cab for Cutie" on their album Gorilla
- Deep Purple, after Peter DeRose's "Deep Purple" (most notably performed by Nino Tempo & April Stevens)
- DumDum Boys, after Iggy Pop's "Dum Dum Boys"
- Dum Dum Girls, after Iggy Pop's "Dum Dum Boys" as well as The Vaselines album "Dum Dum". May also be a reference to Talk Talk's "Dum Dum Girl".
- Ella Guru, after Captain Beefheart's "Ella Guru
- Eric's Trip, after Sonic Youth's "Eric's Trip"
- Exciter, after Judas Priest's "Exciter"
- Famous Last Words, after My Chemical Romance's, "Famous Last Words"
- FireHouse, after Kiss's "Firehouse"
- Flume, after Bon Iver's "Flume"
- Fuck the Facts, after Naked City's "Fuck the Facts"
- Funeral for a Friend, after Planes Mistaken for Stars's "Funeral for a Friend"
- Gamma Ray , after "Gamma Ray" by German prog-rock band Birth Control
- Godsmack, after Alice in Chains' "God Smack" from the Dirt album
- Head Like a Hole, after Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole"
- Hello Goodbye, after The Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye"
- Hit the Lights, after Metallica's "Hit the Lights"
- How to Destroy Angels, after Coil's "How to Destroy Angels"
- Hunters & Collectors, after Can's "Hunters and Collectors" from the Landed album
- In Fear And Faith, after Circa Survive's "In Fear And Faith"
- Jet, after Wings' "Jet"
- Jesu, named after the last song on Godflesh's album Hymns
- Kashmir after Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir"
- The Kooks, after David Bowie's "Kooks" from his album Hunky Dory
- Ladytron, after Roxy Music's "Ladytron"
- Little Birdy, after Ween's "Little Birdy" from the album Pure Guava
- The Living End, after The Stray Cats' "The Living End"
- Madness, after Prince Buster's "Madness"
- Man Overboard, after Blink-182's "Man Overboard"
- Mr. Big, after Free's "Mr. Big"
- Negativland, after Neu!'s "Negativland"
- Northlane, after the Architects song "North Lane"
- Nickel Creek, after Byron Berline's "Nickel Creek"
- Nine Below Zero, after Sonny Boy Williamson II's "Nine Below Zero"
- Oceansize after Jane's Addiction's "Ocean Size"
- The Ordinary Boys, after Morrissey's "The Ordinary Boys"
- Overkill, after Motörhead's "Overkill"
- Pierce the Veil, after Before Today's "Pierce the Veil"
- Powderfinger, after Neil Young's "Powderfinger"
- Pretty Girls Make Graves, after The Smiths' song by the same name.
- Primary, after The Cure's song Primary.
- Pulling Teeth, after Green Day's song by the same name.
- Radiohead, after Talking Heads' "Radio Head"
- Rage, after Judas Priest's "Rage"
- Rage Against the Machine, after a song by former Zack de la Rocha's hardcore punk band Inside Out called "Rage Against the Machine"
- Regular John, after Queens of the Stone Age's "Regular John"
- Riders on the Storm, after The Doors's "Riders on the Storm"
- Riders in the Sky, after the traditional folk song.
- Right Said Fred, after Bernard Cribbins' single by the same name
- Roxette, after Dr. Feelgood's "Roxette"
- Ruins, after Henry Cow's "Ruins"
- Running Wild, after Judas Priest's "Running Wild"
- Scary Kids Scaring Kids, after Cap'n Jazz's "Scary Kids Scaring Kids"
- Seether, after Veruca Salt's "Seether"
- Shook Ones, after Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones"
- Slowdive, after Siouxsie and the Banshees's "Slowdive"
- Sinner, after Judas Priest's "Sinner"
- Suicide Commando, after No More's "Suicide Commando"
- The Sisters of Mercy, after Leonard Cohen's "Sisters of Mercy"
- Spiral Architect, after Black Sabbath's "Spiral Architect"
- Spoon, after the 1970s German avant-garde band Can's song "Spoon"
- Stars of Track and Field, after Belle and Sebastian's "Stars of Track and Field"
- Starsailor, after Tim Buckley's "Starsailor" from his album of the same name. The band's logo borrows the same typeface off the album's sleeve.
- Stiff Little Fingers, after The Vibrators's "Stiff Little Fingers"
- The Story So Far, after New Found Glory's "The Story So Far", a hidden track from the 2002 album Sticks and Stones
- Sweet Soul Music, after Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music"
- Sweet Thing, after Van Morrison's "Sweet Thing"
- The Sunshine Underground, after The Chemical Brothers' "The Sunshine Underground"
- Uh Huh Her, after PJ Harvey's unreleased song "Uh Huh Her" that was cut from the album Uh Huh Her
- Veil of Maya, after Cynic's "Veil of Maya"
- Velocity Girl, after Primal Scream's "Velocity Girl"
- Weakling, after Swans' "Weakling"
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
- A Flock Of Seagulls, after a line in the Stranglers song "Toiler on The Sea".
- All Time Low, after a line from New Found Glory's "Head on Collision"
- Angelspit, after the Sonic Youth song "Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit"
- at17, after Janis Ian's "At Seventeen"
- Bad Brains, after The Ramones' song "Bad Brain"
- Bathory, after Venom's "Countess Bathory"
- Big Country, after Talking Heads' "The Big Country"
- Between the Buried and Me, in the song "Ghost Train" by Counting Crows The lyrics say "Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me"
- The Black Angels, after Velvet Underground's "The Black Angel's Death Song"
- Blue Merle from the line "There ain't no companion like a blue-eyed Merle" in Bron-Y-Aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin
- Boom Boom Satellites, after Sigue Sigue Sputnik's "Boom Boom Satellite" from their album Dress for Excess
- Boredoms, after Buzzcocks' "Boredom" from Spiral Scratch
- Boyz II Men, after New Edition's "Boys to Men"
- The Boy Least Likely To, after Morrissey's "The Girl Least Likely To
- Burning Airlines, after Brian Eno's "Burning Airlines Give You So Much More"
- A Certain Ratio, after a line from Brian Eno's "The True Wheel"
- Candlebox, after a line from Midnight Oil's "Tin Legs and Tin Mines": "boxed in like candles"
- Canned Heat, after Tommy Johnson's song "Canned Heat Blues" from 1928.
- Cast, after a line in the song "Looking Glass" by The La's, which originally featured Cast frontman John Power: "The change is cast".
- Curved Air, after Terry Riley's "A Rainbow in Curved Air"
- Deacon Blue, after Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues" on their album Aja
- Diiv, after Nirvana's "Dive"
- Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, after Larry Williams' "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"
- Dovetail Joint, after a line in The Beatles' "Glass Onion"
- Everything Everything, after Radiohead's "Everything in Its Right Place"
- Felt, after a line in Television's "Venus": "How we fell...t"
- The Get Up Kids, after The Cure's "Suburban Get Up Kids"
- Go-Kart Mozart, after a line in Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By the Light: "Go-kart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe to go outside"
- Gigolo Aunts, after Syd Barrett's "Gigolo Aunt"
- Girl in a Coma, after The Smiths' "Girlfriend in a Coma"
- Judas Priest, after Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"
- The Killers, after the name of the fictional band in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".
- Lady Gaga, after Queen's "Radio Ga Ga"
- Mayhem, after Venom's "Mayhem with Mercy"
- Metalucifer, after Sabbat's "Metalucifer and Evilucifer"
- Million Dead, after a line from Refused's "The Apollo Program Was A Hoax"
- Mob Rules, after Black Sabbath's "The Mob Rules"
- The Moody Blues, after Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo"
- Motörhead after Hawkwind's "Motorhead"
- the Mountain Goats after Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "Yellow Coat"
- The Naked and Famous after Tricky's "Tricky Kid"
- Nazareth after a line from The Band's "The Weight"; "I pulled into Nazareth, Was feelin' about half past dead..."
- Nazz after The Yardbirds' "The Nazz Are Blue"
- Nightmare of You after The Cure's "Kyoto Song", which starts off "A nightmare of you"
- Old 97's after Johnny Cash's "The Wreck of the Old 97"
- Panic! at the Disco from Name Taken's "Panic"
- Pretty Things, after Bo Diddley's "Pretty Thing"
- Raveonettes, after Buddy Holly's "Rave On"
- Radio Birdman, from a line in The Stooges' "1970"
- The Rolling Stones, after Muddy Waters' "Rollin' Stone"
- Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her after "Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her" on XTC's album The Big Express
- Sepultura, after Motörhead's "Dancing on Your Grave" (Sepultura is Portuguese for grave)
- Shakespears Sister, after The Smiths' "Shakespeare's Sister"
- Silverchair, a misspelling of Nirvana's "Sliver" and You Am I's "Berlin Chair"
- Sister Machine Gun, after a line from Skinny Puppy's "Tin Omen"
- Spider Murphy Gang, after a line from Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock
- Stockton's Wing, after a line from Bruce Springsteen's "Backstreets"
- Suburban Kids with Biblical Names, after line from Silver Jews' "People"
- Saint Vitus, after line from Black Sabbath's "St. Vitus Dance"
- Taking Dawn, after a line from Metallica's Fade to Black ("Growing darkness 'taking dawn...")
- Texas Is the Reason, after a line from The Misfits' "Bullet"
- There She Was, after Scritti Politti's song "Boom There She Was".
- These New Puritans, after The Fall's "New Puritan"
- Through the Eyes of the Dead, after Cannibal Corpse's "Staring Through The Eyes of The Dead"
- Toys Went Berserk, after a line from Siouxsie and the Banshees song "Spellbound"
- Walk the Moon, named after The Police song "Walking on the Moon"
- Winds of Plague, after a line of the song "Endless" by Unearth; "Have brought you to the winds of plague?"
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Blackmore has stated; "It was a song my grandmother used to play on the piano."
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