Vote for Your Favorite Band Names: A Look Back on 1,000,000 Artists

50 Popular Words That Bands Use In Their Names reached a new milestone yesterday when it signed up its one millionth artist. “We’re humbled, but this is really a story about how vibrant the global Artist community is right now,” says COO and Co-Founder Jed Carlson. “For our part, we’ll continue doing what we do best – creating powerful tools and great opportunities for Artists and those the orbit them. ”

The 1,000,000th Artist to join the site is .. “PANA!“.  In celebration of this, we will be providing this Artist with a nice prize package, including a ‘1,000,000th Artist Reverb T-shirt’.

Launched in October of 2006, ReverbNation has quickly become one of the most explosive and talked about music sites on the Internet today. Artists all over the world are enjoying the site’s ever-expanding number of features and services, such as Digital Distribution to major online retailers, festival and showcase submission opportunities, and direct-to-fan merchandising. ReverbNation is growing faster by the day and Mike Doernberg, CEO and Co-Founder of the site, does not believe the momentum will be slowing any time soon. “We recognize that the music business is way more than just selling discs or downloads,” he says. “The scope of what we do for the Artist will continue to grow, and if we keep delivering real value to them, we expect that they will keep joining the Nation.”

Reaching one million artists could not have happened without the support of all of the amazing artists, venues, labels, and fans that have made ReverbNation what it is today. We would like to thank each and every one of you for all of your support through the years. Since the site’s birth, we have heard a lot of great music. We have also seen some of the most hilarious, interesting, (and sometimes just plain vulgar) band names ever created. In honor of reaching one million artists, we would like you to vote on your favorite band name in each of the following categories:

FUNNIEST – You WILL laugh.

MOST BIZARRE – Band names that MUST have an interesting backstory.

MOST CLEVER – Band names that we wish we would have thought of.

Be sure to vote for your favorites! The winning band in each category will receive a full year of our Reverb Press Kits service for FREE!

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  • Mike - December 15, 2010 reply

    Honorable mention for Douchebag Machete

  • shell - December 15, 2010 reply

    check out these guys and put em on ya list there buddy

  • shell - December 15, 2010 reply

    supes kitchn ……… babee

  • john - December 15, 2010 reply

    DJ JY IS THE BEST THO!!/djjy

  • spiders - December 15, 2010 reply

    space spiders is where it’s at!

  • Joey B - December 15, 2010 reply

    I’ll throw in ‘la poema’ as it is from the Greek word meaning ‘work of art’.

  • Alicia - December 15, 2010 reply

    J-Funk and the WildLife Managment Crew

    All Original written and composed by the band memeber – no covers
    Ecclectic Jazzy, Funky, Gosple Blues as well as other styles. They do their show in an old fashion radio style format. Too much fun!

    They are also on Facebook

  • Spot - December 15, 2010 reply

    Bloodshot Iris, check them out!

  • Eli - December 15, 2010 reply

    Parting Seas FTW. Check em out, or check yourself

  • Dariusz Roberte - December 15, 2010 reply

    Easily the best band name: EPOCH COLLAPSE

  • stewart - December 16, 2010 reply

    Highjinx and the badstars

  • arisechicken - December 16, 2010 reply

    d-bag machetts 4 tha win.

  • Nocturnal Rush - December 16, 2010 reply

    We’re Nocturnal Rush, because we’re 8th-10th grade rockers who get a RUSH out of staying up all night!! We perform at events all over the DC Metro area. Check us out at

  • Pinki Tuscaderro - December 16, 2010 reply

    Grammar over Glamour!

  • Ronney - December 16, 2010 reply

    What? ColonBlow didn’t make it?

  • Francisco - December 16, 2010 reply

    And Latin Bands? 🙁

  • jessica + natalie - December 16, 2010 reply

    put DEFECT DATA on the list for cleverst band names …. !
    he has also the amazings electronic music … written in the future !
    and also a very unique graphic work ! add him please 🙂

  • Clifford Cory - December 16, 2010 reply

    Where’s Cory on the list. Should be mentioned.

  • Ann Whitehead - December 16, 2010 reply

    “eyan” from Barbados he has just released his new single’s Take A Chance and Gone….

  • Mario sepulvedA - December 16, 2010 reply

    Pentomic <—-best band on reverb

  • GABBO - December 16, 2010 reply

    “Yesticles” cracked me up !

  • Feva In Da Funkhouse - December 21, 2010 reply

    They are the foundation of the SoulHop genre and sound. Catch Da Feva!

  • Cavi - December 21, 2010 reply

    I like these categories but maybe there should be more categories. For example something that all artist can be involved in or at least the majority.

    Cavi Muzik
    Amongst Starz Vol. 2 comin’ soon!

  • Chris - December 21, 2010 reply

    so much meth

    the methamphibians should be on here

  • DJ Ben - January 2, 2011 reply

    Cracking list! I have to agree with Mike and arisechicken with d-bag machete. Arisechciken would be a nomination as well if you were a band! A salt with a deadly weapon = brilliant!

    Looking forward to the results, awesome prize!

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  • stagemom4evr - January 25, 2011 reply

    Soon to be among top favourite progressive metal band! EVER! TheWorshp DELIVERS! Evertime I listen to a song! I never TIRE of the melodic maze of magical majestry that mesmerises me over and over again! I have a short attention span and I hear something new each time! Now that’s a “HOOK!” Don’t deny yourself this “turn on” of what’s “hot and heavy” NOW! @TheWorshyp!

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  • Keith G - January 30, 2011 reply

    I am always amazed at how the craziest names get people excited in contests, but they are always the worst bands….

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  • Martin - February 13, 2011 reply

    Meth Leppard’s for me. Cerebral Pauly is also very bizaare and funny. But congratulations to the winners anyway.

  • Casey - February 13, 2011 reply

    Methinks it’s Middle Aged Cracker Rapper. It all sounds my grandma and grandma rapping together. Oldies but goodies and funny too.

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  • Hammy Havoc - April 2, 2011 reply

    My personal favourite is ‘Wheatus’; Short, catchy and makes you ask the story behind it.

  • noname - April 14, 2011 reply

    BEST Band, Best New Artist, Recognition “Dove Awards” last two years…Look for this new uprising Rock band!!!

  • noname - April 14, 2011 reply

    BEST Band, Best New Artist, Recognition “Dove Awards” last two years…Look for this new uprising Rock band!!! “CONSUMEDBYFIRE”

  • One Man & His Rectum - April 20, 2011 reply

    WHAT ABOUT ME?????

  • Audio Weapon - April 24, 2011 reply

    Our artist id # is 1474! lol Sure a lot more users now

  • Descendants of Chaos - May 11, 2011 reply

    Haha there were some good ones! RN Rules!!!

  • SLEEZE - June 14, 2011 reply

    EH WE STILL GOT THE MOST AWESOMENESS NAME! were was that catagory?!?

  • J - June 18, 2011 reply

    First time Hookers… Go Melbourne!!!

  • fifty still(javier) - June 22, 2011 reply

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    life is a gift from heaven is to have merit, without fail, there is no oracle that so ermoso to contemplate.
    always … pair to your hand so that we alcansar our goals.
    beyond our heart to feel sorry, not knowing what to do.
    is part of life on earth to feel good or so beyond upset within us.
    part of everything that is in our being as human beings we naturally are.

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