How Did These Bands Get Their Names?
0 0 has a rundown of how nine bands got their names, including LYNYRD SKYNYRD, COLDPLAY and MUMFORD & SONS.  Here it is, in a nutshell:

1.  Lynyrd Skynyrd . . . The name was inspired by "Leonard Skinner," who was Gary Rossington and Bob Burns' strict high school gym teacher.

2.  Coldplay . . . They were originally known as "Starfish," and there was another band called Coldplay.  When that band decided to change their name, Starfish asked if they could have it for themselves.

3.  Mumford & Sons . . . They were looking for a name that would give people a sense of, quote, "an antiquated family business name."

4.  Florida Georgia Line . . . This one's pretty straightforward:  Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard named their band after Florida and Georgia, their home states.

5.  The Beatles . . . John Lennon came up with it, by blending the words "beetles" and "beat."

6.  Pink Floyd . . . They named the band after two blues singers:  Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

7.  Fall Out Boy . . . The name was inspired by a character on "The Simpsons".

8.  Pearl Jam . . . There was a RUMOR that it was inspired by Eddie Vedder's great-grandmother Pearl, who was married to a man who made preserves spiked with hallucinogens, but that is NOT true.

In fact, there isn't much of a story.  Bassist Jeff Ament came up with the "pearl" part, and then they added "jam" after watching a long Neil Young jam session.

9.  3 Doors Down . . . As the story goes, the three original members were once walking down a street and they came across a door with a piece of wood that read, "doors down" . . . and so they became 3 Doors Down. 





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