Radiohead: Thom Yorke and crew drew inspiration from a song called Radio Head.
Motörhead: Lemmy Kilmister didn’t have to think too much about his new band’s name.
Simple Minds: The Scottish band is named after the lyrics to David Bowie ‘The Jean Genie.
Roxette: Dr. Feelgood’s ‘Roxette’ inspired the Swedish duo to take up the name.
The Rolling Stones: So, where did the Stones’ get their name from? From a Muddy Waters.
Pretenders: The band was inspired by The Platters 1956 song ‘The Great Pretender.
Boyz II Men: Boyz II Men drew inspiration for their name from a song by New Edition.
Judas Priest: British heavy metal legends Judas Priest drew inspiration for their name from a Bob Dylan song called.
Deep Purple: The band originally known as Roundabout changed their name to Deep Purple.
Jet: The Aussie rockers were inspired by Paul McCartney and Wings’ song ‘Jet.
Panic! at the Disco: Brendon Urie’s band was named after a song by The Smiths called ‘Panic.
Death Cab for Cutie: The alt rock outfit got their name from a 1967 song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah.
A Flock of Seagulls: The rather poetic name used by the English new wave band is derived from a song called.
The Kooks: The British indie rockers are named after the 1971 David Bowie song ‘Kooks.
Lady Gaga: The only solo artist on this list drew inspiration for her artistic name from Queen’s song.