What the heck is actually IN a band name? Simple ones contain the name of the person who are the main feature. Beck. Morrissey. Moby.
Others wish to remain unobtrusive. The Smiths, for example. You can’t get much more generic than that. Yet there is ONLY one “The Smiths”.
Some of my own favorites are Insane Clown Posse, Violent Femmes, and Panic! at the Disco.
But if you’re stumped on creating the “perfect” name for your band, Maxim Magazine has come up with a list of 100 band names not already claimed (I wonder why). If you use any of these names for your band, and can prove it (be it as a poster or album cover), they will link to your band’s Website and tell all their readers to buy your music. Not a bad deal.
I like numbers 53 and 65.