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    Default Origins Of Rock Band Names

    Heathen World has a site devoted to a brief account of the origin of the names of various rock bands and artists.

    http://www.heathenworld.com/bandname/

    Sample:

    VAN HALEN - Named after Alex (not Eddie) VanHalen

    Many names also include links to the official band websites.

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    WHITESNAKE - David Coverdale was inspired by his dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    WHITESNAKE - David Coverdale was inspired by his dick.

    Deep.
    Actually, "deep" refer's to Tawny Kitane's...

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    MIAMI'S HAIRY PUSSY - Inspired by John Lennon's pet name for Yoko Ono (!)
    That's just...disturbing.
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    I believe the origin of the name Van Halen is Dutch.
    "Viking - last to sleep, first to rise, last to leave, that's how the Nords of old rocked the house." ~ timmac in the 'Texas Linkers' thread talking about yours truly. :-)

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    I wonder how they came up with Butthole Surfers, or Circle Jerks?

    Nevermind, I'm not really that interested....

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    ALICE IN CHAINS - A masochistic parody of Alice in Wonderland. The original idea (which evidently never happened) was they would do Slayer covers wearing dresses.

    Who wouldn't wanna see Jerry Cantrell in a dress?!

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    Ill tell ya one thing, im glad VH didnt go with somethin like Mammoth or Rat Salade. But then again, if they were either of the two, wed be sayin van halen wouldnt fit, lol.

    I think names like Van Halen and Bon Jovi derrive frum peoples last names, jk
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhrocks2005
    Ill tell ya one thing, im glad VH didnt go with somethin like Mammoth or Rat Salade. But then again, if they were either of the two, wed be sayin van halen wouldnt fit, lol.

    I think names like Van Halen and Bon Jovi derrive frum peoples last names, jk
    Well I think the Broken Combs was a pretty darn good name!!!

    Thank God for the Van Halen name!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evhslilhottie
    ALICE IN CHAINS - A masochistic parody of Alice in Wonderland. The original idea (which evidently never happened) was they would do Slayer covers wearing dresses.

    Who wouldn't wanna see Jerry Cantrell in a dress?!

    1600 posts! WHOOT!!!!!!
    1600, nice, i still havent gotten to 100, yet, ive only been here fer about 4-5 days, and i got 63, youve been here about a year, lol
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    February 10, 1978...The day that changed the Rock N Roll guitar world!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    Steely Dan
    What, you never read "Naked Lunch"?

    Basically, it's about a guy convinced that he's turning into a cockroach...sort of.

    ...craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    What, you never read "Naked Lunch"?

    Basically, it's about a guy convinced that he's turning into a cockroach...sort of.

    ...craig

    " I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes or removed them except to stick a needle every hour in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of terminal addiction."

    " Uh .... "cockroach, sort of" is putting it lightly, my friend.
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