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List of Bands Named After Other Performers' Songs
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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"
All That Remains, after Bolt Thrower's All That Remains from their album Realm of Chaos
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
Burning Inside, after Ministry's " Burning Inside"
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" 
Dali's Car, after Captain Beefheart's " Dali's Car"
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 album Dirt
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 album Landed
In Fear And Faith, after Circa Survive's "In Fear And Faith"
Jet, after Wings' " Jet"
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"
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"
Tin Omen, after Skinny Puppy's " Tin Omen"
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.
Jesu, named after the last song on Godflesh's album . Godflesh is the main project of band leader Hymns Justin Broadrick.
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". Tin Machine, David Bowie side project named after the song "Tin Machine" on the eponymous album.
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?"
Greatest Funk Classics by New Birth
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