Rolling Stone has compiled a list of the “13 Dumbest Band Names in Rock History,” and The Beatles are among them.
The editors write, “The Beatles is a dumb pun. That's all. They took the idea of naming themselves after an insect like The Crickets, but changed the spelling for a pun on musical beats... We accept it because we've heard it 50,000 times and they're the best group in history, but that doesn't mean they don't have a stupid name.”
Another hugely popular band to make the list is The Dave Matthews Band. “There are probably people with less exciting names in the world than Dave Matthews, but we've yet to hear about them...
The remaining 11 names, in no particular order, are:
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
- Toad the Wet Sprocket
- Dogs Die in Hot Cars
- Panic! At the Disco
- Confrontation Camp
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
- Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
- Cherry Poppin' Daddies
- Anal [C-word]
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