10 Band’s Names Before They Were Famous

April 18, 2011 1:08 pm

You may have heard of The Beatles, Nirvana, and U2, but have you heard of Johnny & The Moondogs, Pen Cap Chew, or Feedback? No? Well, you aren’t alone. In fact, the members of these bands would not want you to know them by those names anyway. Before they made it to stardom, some of the biggest bands in history were known as something completely different.

Check out the list below for ten of the biggest name changes in music history. From past and present, see it all below:




10. Snow Patrol

Original name: Polar Bear





9. Goo Goo Dolls

Original name: The Sex Maggots





8. Green Day

Original name: Sweet Children





7. Coldplay

Original name: Starfish





6. U2

Original name: Feedback





5. The Beach Boys

Original name: The Pendletones





4. Led Zepplin

Original name: The New Yardbirds





3. Nirvana

Original name(s): Pen Cap Chew, Skid Row





2. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Original name: “Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem.”





1. The Beatles

Original name(s): Johnny & The Moondogs, The Quarrymen




Who name changed were you most surprised to see out of the ten listed above? Comment below and let us know!