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Band Names with Celebrity Names

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Herm, Apr 30, 2001.

  1. I've noticed a few band names lately that have incorporated celebrity names into their name, and wondered if anybody here has seen any other band names similar to the list I've placed below....

    Dandy Warhols (probably the most famous on my list)
    Mary Tyler Morphine
    Gringo Starr
    Clitt Eastwood
    Flipper Wilson

    I think these names are cool, and totally stupid.
  2. Eves Plumb. :D

    how is the arm?
  3. My band's name is Leslie Nielsen Conspiracy.
  4. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    marilyn manson?
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Jesus and Mary Chain
    Jesus Jones
    Jesus Lizard

    Will C.:cool:
  6. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    yeah that´s the winner in the popularity contest (among band names with famous people)

    can´t beat Marilyn Monroe + Charles Manson
  7. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    ALL the members of Marilyn Manson are required to pick a stage name that incorporates a celebrity and a serial killer. Hence, Twiggy Ramirez. I can't remember the others, but that's how it works.
  8. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    There used to be a band that played in the Atlanta area a lot called
    "Kathleen Turner Overdrive". I always thought that was pretty cool, but you have to be old to really get that one....
  9. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Who can't like a band that's named after Serial Mom? laugh.
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    We have a local group out here named Yanni DiFranco.
  11. Deeter


    Dec 5, 2000
    San Fransico, CA
    Don't forget these favorites:

    Jack Kevorkian & the Suicide Machines
    Jim Jones & the Kool-Aid Kids
    Sandy Duncan's Eye
  12. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Veruca Salt
    Dred Zeppelin
    Migus Ahmungus

    I was in a band for awhile called "Bitches Brew." Does that count?
  13. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    My personal fave was a band called "Betty's not a Vitamin."

    Apparently, there is no Betty Rubble in the bottle of Flintstone's kid's vitamins. This may no longer be the case, but at the time....

    Okay, so I know that a cartoon character isn't a celebrity, but someone had already mentioned Kathleen Turner Overdrive....so, there.
  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    The rave band I play in is The Chicks See D***s

    Sorry if any of these have been previously mentioned;

    One album I own is by Elvis Hitler, then there's -

    Shirley Temple of Doom
    Shirley Temple Pilots
    Minnie Pearl Necklace
    Don Knotts Overdrive
    John Cougar Concentration Camp
    Dead Kennedys
    Doris Daze
    Jesus Christ Super Fly
    Oedipus & the Momma's Boys
    Diarrhea of Anne Frank
    Sons of Eddie Haskell
  15. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Daisy Berkowitz, Madonna Wayne Gacy...I don´t know know if this applies to Ginger Fish, and I doubt that it applies to John 5 or Zim Zum..
  16. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    That's kinda funny though.

  17. Thanks for asking. Still have this big ol' smelly cast like thing hangin off of it. Had surgery about 2 weeks ago to insert pins in it, but amazingly, I did my first gig last Saturday since I broke it. Had a lot of pain, but I only had to play for an hour, and had some serious pain killers (I lost my concentration in a coupla songs - woohoo!).

    Thanks for all the replies to this thread. There is some funny names out there, eh?
  18. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Glad to see ya playing again Herm!!:)
    A local band in town calls themselves
    Ralph Whigham
  19. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Brian Jonestown Massacre
    Mojo Nixon
    Elvis Hitler
    Elvis Costello
    Dead Kennedys

    Will C.:cool:
  20. the Mr. T. Experience

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