Ever wondered if you’d love a band the same if they had a different name? Well, we sure would’ve had our apprehensions about them. #truestory
1. U2 was formerly known as ‘The Hype’
Sure it would generate great puns from time to time, but the U2 puns are better.
2. Oasis was formerly called ‘The Rain’
Don’t get us wrong, The Rain is a good band name, but there’s something a little more dramatic to the name Oasis, and much more befitting for their kind of music!
3. Coldplay was originally called ‘Pectoralz’ and then ‘Starfish’
Aren’t we all glad they changed their names. Because “hey did you hear that new song by the Pectoralz?” was never going to be a thing. #therewesaidit
4. Radiohead was formerly known as ‘On A Friday’
Sure there’s a sweet tear jerking anecdote to it, but Radiohead is the best choice they’ve made, because back in the day and perhaps even now, most of us music lovers would love to be called radio heads!
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers was called ‘Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem’
We love RHCP majorly because they’re awesome, and in a small part because TFatMMoM would be a terrible thing to use for a band abbreviation, seeing as how it kinda defeats the purpose of an abbreviation. #ohboy.