Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Origin of Band names: K - L



Kings of Leon
Three of the band members are brothers and one of their cousins joined them. They chose the name "Kings of Leon" because their grandfather's name is Leon.
The Kinks
Depending upon whose account one prefers, the name was selected to replace The Ravens by either the group members or recording management to draw attention by suggesting kinkiness.
The Killers
Name which comes from the bass drum of a fictional band in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".
KISS
According to Paul Stanley, Kiss just sounded dangerous (kiss of death) and sexy at the same time. Kiss denies the rumors that the name stands for "Kids In Service of Satan", "Knights in Satan's Service" or the saying "Keep It Simple Stupid."
Led Zeppelin
When Jimmy Page was assembling the group, Keith Moon (drummer from The Who) got word of his plans and predicted the group would go down "like a lead balloon".  Bassist and keyboardist John Entwistle thought it would be "more like a lead zeppelin." Page took the phrase and manager Peter Grant changed the spelling to "led" in order to avoid mispronunciation.
Limp Bizkit
Got the idea from Fred Durst's dog Biscuit which walks with a limp.
Lovin’ Spoonful
1) From the lyrics of the old song "Coffee Blues". Possibly a drug reference to the spoon used to heat & melt drugs such as heroin for use. 
2) Also that the amount of the sperm ejaculated by the average male is about a spoonful (see also the band 10cc
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Originally named Leonard Skinner, a mocking tribute to a physical-education teacher at the high school of the band members, who was notorious for strictly enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair.  Band member Gary Rossington dropped out of school, tired of being hassled about his hair. The more distinctive spelling was adopted before they released their first album. Despite their high-school acrimony, the band developed a friendlier relationship with Skinner in later years, and invited him to introduce them at a concert.  He also allowed the band to use a photo of his Leonard Skinner Realty sign for the inside of their third album.


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