What would be harder: choosing your kids name or choosing your band name?
Both things are for life, but with Hoobastank frontman Doug Robb saying that maybe “Hoobastank” WAS a dumb name (I’m paraphrasing), I’m beginning to think it’s the latter. Because at least you can nickname your kids, right?!
Anyway, let’s get to the point. The point is, Goo Goo Dolls were originally going to call themselves “The Sex Maggots.” THE SEX MAGGOTS?! Could you imagine someone getting you hyped and introducing “The Sexxxxx Maggggotttts” and then they start playing Iris?! Like what in the hell?! But it turns out they weren’t alone in almost choosing a terrible band name. Here are some others:
Van Halen: Rat Salad. It’s actually the title of a Black Sabbath song.
Nickelback: Village Idiot
Green Day: Sweet Children
The Beastie Boys: The Young Aborigines
Pink Floyd: The Tea Set
Nirvana: Pen Cap Chew
See the full list HERE!