Bands who took their name from TV/films

Here is a list of 20 acts who took their name from a film/TV show title or a character from it.

Band Name origin
All About Eve From a 1950 Bette Davis film
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club From the gang in the 1953 Marlon Brando film The Wild One
Cinderella Named after a soft-porn film
Duran Duran From a character in the 1968 film Barbella
Erasure Taken from a 1977 film called Eraserhead
Fall Out Boy From a character in The Simpsons
Gus Gus Taken from the lead character in the 1974 film Fear Eats the Soul
Heaven 17 Named after the fictional band in The Clockwork Orange in 1971
Jagged Edge From the title of a 1985 film which starred Jeff Bridges
Kane Gang Half from the 1941 film Citizen Kane & half from Sam Cooke’s Chain Gang
Living Colour Taken from the Walt Disney introduction which said, ‘brought to you in living colour’
Mudhoney From a 1965 film of the same name
Pere Ubu Taken from a character in Alfred Jarry’s 1896 film/play Ubu Roi
? & The Mysterians The Mystertians were a tribe who wanted to take over the world in a 1957 Japanese film
Roman Holliday From the 1953 film that starred Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn
Searchers From the John Wayne 1956 film
They Might Be Giants From a 1971 film of the same name
Veruca Salt From a character in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
White Zombie From a 1932 horror film starring Bela Lugosi
Young Rascals From the 1950s children’s TV comedy show called The Little Rascals

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