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    31 Bands And Musicians That Thankfully Changed Their Weird And Awkward Original Names

    Some of these I won't be able to unsee.

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    1. The Sex Maggots

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    The Goo Goo Dolls originally went by the Sex Maggots.

    2. Touch

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    The Spice Girls were originally named Touch.

    3. Naked Toddler

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    Creed's original name was Naked Toddler.

    4. Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem

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    Before they were the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they were Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem.

    5. Blood Fart

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    Fred Durst originally considered calling Limp Bizkit "Blood Fart."

    6. Lizzy Grant

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    Lana Del Rey's first album is called Lana Del Rey A.K.A. Lizzy Grant.

    7. Starfish

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    Before they were Coldplay, they were Starfish.

    8. Alexis Texas

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    Hannah Montana almost went by the name of Alexis Texas.

    9. Davy Jones

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    Before he recorded albums as David Bowie, David Bowie recorded songs under his birth name, Davy Jones.

    10. Kara's Flowers

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    Before Maroon 5, there was Kara's Flowers.

    11. Rat Salad

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    Van Halen were originally known as Rat Salad.

    12. Xero

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    Linkin Park was originally named Xero.

    13. Rainbow Butt Monkeys

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    Finger Eleven's first name was Rainbow Butt Monkeys.

    14. Village Idiot

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    Nickelback's original name was Village Idiot.

    15. Polka Tulk Blues Band

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    Black Sabbath at one time went by Polka Tulk Blues Band.

    16. Sweet Children

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    Green Day's original name was Sweet Children.

    17. Rain

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    Before Liam Gallagher joined Oasis, Oasis were known as Rain.

    18. Girls Tyme

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    Before Destiny's Child, they were Girls Tyme.

    19. LYLAS

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    Before Fifth Harmony hated each other, they were known as LYLAS.

    20. 2 Shades Deep

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    Outkast's original name was 2 Shades Deep.

    21. The Young Aborigines

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    The Beastie Boys originally went by the Young Aborigines.

    22. The Tea Set

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    Before Pink Floyd, there was the Tea Set.

    23. Katy Hudson

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    Katy Perry's first album was a Christian album recorded under the name Katy Hudson.

    24. The Rattlesnakes

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    The Bee Gees were originally called the Rattlesnakes.

    25. Tranzlator Crew

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    The Fugees were originally known as the Tranzlator Crew.

    26. Unique Attraction

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    Boyz II Men originally went by Unique Attraction.

    27. Nyuk

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    New Kids on the Block were originally Nyuk.

    28. The Salty Peppers

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    Earth, Wind & Fire were originally called the Salty Peppers.

    29. 2nd Nature

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    TLC were originally named 2nd Nature.

    30. Pen Cap Chew

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    Before they were Nirvana, they went by Pen Cap Chew.

    31. Duck Tape

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    Blink 182's first name was Duck Tape.

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