If we asked you could probably rattle off dozens of the worlds biggest bands names. But how many of you knew that most of these bands started off using a completely different name for the band?

From The Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, and more we take a look back at the often hilarious world of band’s first names.

If we asked you could probably rattle off dozens of the worlds biggest bands names. But how many of you knew that most of these bands started off using a completely different name for the band?

From The Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, and more we take a look back at the often hilarious world of band's first names.
Band: Barenaked Ladies - Original Name: Free Beer
Band: The Pogues - Original Name: Póg mo Thóin (Kiss my Ass)
Band: Bad Finger - Original Name: The Iveys
Band: Snow Patrol - Original Name: Polar Bear
Band: Goo Goo Dolls - Original Name: The Sex Maggots
Band: Pearl Jam - Original Name: Mookie Blaylock
Band: Phish - Original Name: Blackwood Convention
Band: Pink Floyd - Original Name: Meggadeath
Band: Def Leppard - Original Name: Atomic Mass
Band: Bee Gees - Original Name: Rattlesnakes
Band: Black Sabbath - Original Name: The Polka Tulk Blues Band
Band: The Doors - Original Name: Psychedelic Rangers
Band: Queen - Original Name: Smile
Band: The Cure - Original Name: Easy Cure
Band: Green Day - Original Name: Sweet Children
Band: Coldplay - Original Name: Starfish
Band: U2 - Original Name: Feedback
Band: REM - Original Name: Negro Wives, Cans of Piss
Band: The Beach Boys - Original Name: The Pendletones
Band: The Who - Original Name: The High Numbers
Band: Led Zeppelin - Original Name: The New Yardbirds
Band: The Yardbirds - Original Name: Metropolis Blues Quartet
Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Original Name: The Golliwogs
Band: Van Halen - Original Name: Rat Salad
Band: Radiohead - Original Name: On A Friday
Band: Grateful Dead - Original Name: Mother Mcree's Uptown Jug Champions
Band: The Beatles - Original Name: Johnny & The Moondogs, The Quarrymen
Band: Oasis - Original Name: Rain
Band: Nirvana - Original Name: Pen Cap Chew
Band: The Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Original Name: Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem
Band: Beastie Boys - Original Name: The Young Aborigines
Band: The Clash - Original Name: The Weak Heartdrops
Band: Creed - Original Name: Naked Toddler
Band: Maroon 5 - Original Name: Kara’s Flowers

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