These are names of actual bands, past and present. Actively updated. There are currently 1657 band names.
The return of the original Canonical List of Weird Band Names site!
A few of us at Bright Lights Film Journal, along with our pals White People Lie, started the Canonical List of Weird Band Names back in 1995 as an amusing side project. A year or two later, we handed it over to a fan named Chelle, who lovingly maintained the site for a while before moving on to other things. While Googling down memory lane, we discovered that our beloved list had been mentioned or completely reproduced on hundreds of web sites. This odd success from our long-gone youth inspired us to take up the site again in 2008. Hey, we're too old for the mosh pit now, and pretty much everything else, but we're not too old to laugh.