Kesha Forms New Band Yeast Infection — 9 Other Horrid Band Names
Kesha’s solo career is stalled — mired down by legal drama with producer Dr. Luke — but the “Die Young” singer is back on the music scene with her new band… Yeast Infection.
If that hasn’t triggered your gag reflex, maybe these nine equally horrendous band names will.
This rap metal band was quite popular in the 2000s — even despite its intentionally off-putting name. Lead singer Fred Durst charmingly revealed he also considered Gimp Disco, Bitch Piglet, and Blood Fart.
“The Reason” behind this nonsensical and slightly nauseating name — which is actually ranked as the worst band name ever — is that “Hoobastank” is how a young Doug Robb, lead singer of the rock band, pronounced a street name close to his brother’s digs in Germany.
In the mid ‘90s, this pop band came together and named themselves after a girl on whom the members had a “collective crush.” After almost ten years (and one disappointing album), they rebranded themselves as Maroon 5.
After an announcer accidentally introduced them by the name of one of their songs, this experimental rock band just went with it… we’re sorry to say.
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Inexplicably, this alt rock band decided the name You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead — already a full sentence — wasn’t quite long enough. When they picked up two more members, they added the “…And.”
We Butter the Bread With Butter
Apparently, when the members of this German deathcore band came up with this name, they thought it was so funny they nearly got into a car accident. (That should have been an omen!)
Seems like the cool thing to do these days is to make a pun off a congenital disorder, as this Brooklyn punk band proves.
Dogs Die in Hot Cars
Granted, this indie Scottish rock band’s name serves as a public service announcement, but still… dead dogs? Yeesh.
Just one of the many terrible things about this band, the Nickelback really does refer to getting a nickel back, a phrase bassist Mike Kroeger often uttered while working as a Starbucks barista.
Moral of the story: If you want lasting and widespread success, ditch your awful name in favor of one more generic… like Maroon 5.