These Are The Stories Behind How Famous Bands Got Their Names

Idolator Staff | February 13, 2018 9:38 am

Shakespeare begged the question, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” When it comes to rock bands, that might not be the case. Would Linkin Park rock as hard if they didn’t land on a crucial misspelling? Who knows. It takes a lot to stumble upon the perfect name to encompass your entire sound, but these bands eventually got there. Here are the stories behind the names of some of the most famous bands on the planet.

Linkin Park

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Linkin Park’s iconic name actually finds its origins in California. The platinum-selling artists named their band after Lincoln Park in Santa Monica. The name was created by Chester Bennington, the beloved lead singer who passed too soon. He would drive past Lincoln Park on his way to the studio, but found out that the web domain for Lincoln Park was already taken. Instead, they altered the spelling. It was simply a matter of practicality.