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    Hot For Teacher Han Valen's Avatar
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    Default VH Tribute band name ideas

    Hey everyone...My brothers and I in the process of forming a VH Tribute. For now, we'll be solely concentrating on the Dave-era stuff. The hardest part at this point is coming up with a cool name...A LOT of the good ones are already taken. Any ideas?!?!
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    Take a gander at the Links members list. I'm serious. A great number of people here have taken their user names from scraps of VH lyrics, many of which would work perfectly as band names.
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    "The Other Half" or
    "Chickenfoot"

    Just joking, why not
    "Down Diver" or
    "The Brown Sound"
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkstar View Post
    Dirty Faced Kids.............as in "they found a dirty faced kid in a garbage can"...from D.O.A
    Problem with that is that most wouldn't even pick up on it.

    Not trying to sound like Joe Band Name Guy, but shouldn't tribute band names be very obvious?
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    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
    VH with Gary ('98) - Fucking disaster. WTF was that??
    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Dumps in the Pasture
    Just go for it!

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    Frankie and the Chaps
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    "1984"
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

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    "Drop Dead Legs"
    "Everybody Wants Some"
    "Eruption"
    "Red, White and Black"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Not trying to sound like Joe Band Name Guy, but shouldn't tribute band names be very obvious?
    That's the school of thought I belong to. Unless there's already a band of some substance with the name "1984", that's what I'd use.

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    I always thought "Eat Thy Neighbor" would be cool - whether it is recognizable or not.
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    So far my favorite is "1984"....And I agree the name should be an obvious reference to the band...When you go see a band called "Back in Black" or "Dark Side of the Moon" you pretty much know what they're hinting at....If you google search VH Tribute bands, a lot of the "good/obvious" names are taken...Eruption, Everybody Wants Some, Diver Down, Fair Warning, Mean Street...A friend of mine suggested "Juniors Grades"...as in "Have you seen Juniors Grades?!?" lol A little too obscure though.
    Some great suggestions here...Keep 'em comin'!!
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    10-15-1991 - Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
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    05-24-1998 - Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
    09-09-2004 - Tampa Forum - Tampa, FL
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    Have three lead singers and call it "Whose Mike Is It Anyway?"

    Nah, "Hot For Halen"
    "The Full Bug"
    "Sinner's Swingers"
    "Take Your Whiskey Home"
    "Fools" - oh, wait - been done - even opened for the Mighty VH!
    "Light Up The Sky"
    "Beautiful Girls" (hey, for the dudes that don't know the Van Halen reference, it'll get 'em into the club, only to be severely let down! But by then, you'll have their cover charge!)
    "On Fire"

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    The Cryin' Jamie's

    The Brown M&M's
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