10 Greatest Bands Named After Locations

Plenty of music groups have made history with their strange names, but these great bands chose locations as their sources of inspiration.

Brittany K Kingby Brittany K King
Photo: Ellen Poppinga – K & K/Redferns (Getty).

Plenty of bands have made history with their strange names: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and — lest we forget — Butthole Surfers. But band names aren’t always derived from weird word play of airships like Zeppelin, or a mashup of other musician’s names a la Pink Floyd. Some bands take their names from their hometowns, countries, continents, or even places they have quite literally never stepped foot in. Regardless, these locations have inspired some of the best bands in the history of music. So, behold, the 10 greatest bands named after locations.

10 Greatest Bands Named After Locations

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