Ever wonder the origin of some of your favorite rock bands’ names? Loudwire put together a list of 20. Here are 6 of those:

1.  Led Zeppelin:  After The Yardbirds broke up, Jimmy Page started The New Yardbirds with Robert PlantJohn Paul Jones, and John Bonham.  Keith Moon told Jimmy that the project would crash and burn like a, quote, “lead balloon”.

2.  Stone Temple Pilots:  After a few name changes, they were inspired by the STP Motor Oil logo.

3.  The Beatles:  After John Lennon recruited Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, they became Johnny and the Moondogs.  But then it turned into the Beetles as a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets . . . which turned into the Silver Beatles, then just the Beatles.

4.  Green Day:  They all shared a fondness for marijuana, so they decided to use a Bay Area slang term for spending an entire day doing nothing but smoking pot.

5.  Foo Fighters:  Dave Grohl recorded the first record by himself, but he wanted people to think he was a group.  So he went with the World War 2 term for UFOs and made sure it was plural.

6.  Guns N’ Roses:  Basically when members of L.A. Guns and Hollywood Rose got together, they merged their band names.

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