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Band Names is one of the opening rounds on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Each team is given one or two unusual artist or band names and are asked how they got their names. Two points are awarded for a perfect answer and one point if they only get part of the answer.

List of artists or bands who have been mentioned on Band Names:

  • The Buzzcocks
  • LL Cool J
  • Gary Numan
  • Captain Beefheart
  • Wet Wet Wet
  • Chumbawumba
  • Sex Pistols
  • Jamiroquai
  • The Moody Blues
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Skunk Anansie
  • Fish (lead singer from Marillion)
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • The Wonder Stuff
  • Steely Dan
  • Bono
  • Lemmy (from Motorhead)
  • Everything But The Girl
  • Was (Not Was)
  • Budgie (drummer from Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  • Sting
  • Oasis
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Captain Sensible
  • Moby
  • The Teardrop Explodes
  • Procol Harum
  • AC/DC
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Iron Maiden
  • Foo Fighters
  • Travis
  • Gorillaz
  • Black Sabbath
  • Sham 69
  • Weezer
  • Destiny's Child
  • Hole
  • Macy Gray
  • Bread
  • Adam Ant
  • Toploader
  • Nickelback
  • Leo Sayer
  • Steeleye Span
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • The Thompson Twins
  • Idlewild
  • Busted
  • The Communards
  • Scissor Sisters
  • The Pogues


Rounds in Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Opening
Do You Know Who I Am? · Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? · Mama Said Knock You Out · Sorry No Refunds · What Have We Pixellated? · Freeze Frame · Band Names · Word Up · Woop Woop! That's the Sound of da Police!

Other
Intros Round · Identity Parade · Biggie to Smalls · Which Celebrity Goes With Which Thing? · Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For? · Next Lines


Lists
List of Rounds · List of One-off Rounds

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