• 1. Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Original name: Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem

  • 2. Nirvana

    Original name(s): Pen Cap Chew, Skid Row

  • 3. Oasis

    Original name: Rain

  • 4. The Beatles

    Original name(s): Johnny & The Moondogs, The Quarrymen

  • 5. Grateful Dead

    Original name(s): Mother Mcree’s Uptown Jug Champions, The Warlocks

  • 6. Radiohead

    Original name: On A Friday

  • 7. Van Halen

    Original name(s): Rat Salad, Mammoth

  • 8. Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Original name: The Golliwogs

  • 9. The Yardbirds

    Original name: Metropolis Blues Quartet

  • 10. Led Zeppelin

    Original name: The New Yardbirds

  • 11. The Who

    Original name(s): The High Numbers, The Detours

  • 12. Beach Boys

    Original name: The Pendletones

  • 13. REM

    Original names (considered): Cans Of Piss, Negro Wives

  • 14. U2

    Original name: Feedback

  • 15. Black Crowes

    Original name: Mr. Crowes Garden

  • 16. Chicago

    Original name: Chicago Transit Authority

  • 17. Coldplay

    Original name: Starfish

  • 18. Green Day

    Original name: Sweet Children

  • 19. The Cure

    Original name: Easy Cure

  • 20. Bachman Turner Overdrive

    Original name: Brave Belt

  • 21. Queen

    Original name: Smile

  • 22. The Doors

    Original name: Psychedelic Rangers

  • 23. Black Sabbath

    Original name(s): The Polka Tulk Blues Band, Earth

  • 24. Bee Gees

    Original name: The Rattlesnakes

  • 25. Def Leppard

    Original name: Atomic Mass

  • 26. Pink Floyd

    Original name (s): Tea Set, Meggadeath

  • 27. Guster

    Original name: Gus

  • 28. Phish

    Original name: Blackwood Convention

  • 29. Pearl Jam

    Original name: Mookie Blaylock

  • 30. Slayer

    Original name: Dragon Slayer

  • 31. Goo Goo Dolls

    Original name: The Sex Maggots

  • 32. Snow Patrol

    Original name: Polar Bear

  • 33. Badfinger

    Original name: The Iveys

  • 34. Klaxons

    Original name: Klaxons (Not Centaurs)

  • 35. The Band

    Original name: The Hawks

  • 36. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Original name: The Other Gang

  • 37. Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Original name: Jimmy James & The Blue Flames

  • 38. The Pogues

    Original name: Póg mo Thóin (Kiss my Ass)

  • 39. Pixies

    Original name: Pixies In Panoply

  • 40. Barenaked Ladies

    Original name: Free Beer