The Cracked article "The 25 Most Ridiculous Band Names in Rock History" delves into some of these intriguing decisions, such as why Nickelback chose their name (oh dear), what would make The The think that was a good idea, why Mr. Mister believed they were onto something, and plenty more.
Some of the analyses (for want of a more appropriate word) are adult in nature so you have been warned. Such as the reflection on Russell Crowe's band Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts - who I might add I had the tedium of enduring live once - summarised as "You'd think a guy who lives on a secluded all-male ranch and is constantly dodging gay rumours would have come up with something that sounds a little less like a gay porno".
To enlighten yourself further view the full article "The 25 Most Ridiculous Band Names in Rock History".
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