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The Goo Goo Dolls Were Going To Call Themselves WHAT?!

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 HalenRat Salad.  It’s actually the title of a Black Sabbath song.

NickelbackVillage Idiot

Green DaySweet Children

The Beastie BoysThe Young Aborigines

Pink FloydThe Tea Set

NirvanaPen Cap Chew

See the full list HERE!

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