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Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory said in a new video to the band’s YouTube page that there was a point when FFDP almost changed its name.

“I mean, I don’t think you can beat Five Finger Death Punch. That’s probably the worst f—ing name,” said Bathory. “In fact, we almost changed it, but then Ivan [Moody] came in and said, ‘That’s the best name ever, they’re gonna f—ing hate it! Keep it! That’s f—ing ridiculous!”

This led to thinking about other bands in rock history who also had ridiculous names, but they ended up changing them for the better. For fun, see how much you know about bands and their previous names in the quiz below. Each question will feature a band’s previous moniker and four choices as to who that band eventually came to be.  Good luck!


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights