We all know who Daft Punk is — but do you know how the legendary duo got its name?
A new report explains how a number of bands got their iconic names. The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Chumbawamba and more, the list reveals some rather funny stories about how these names came to be.
As for Daft Punk, the electronic dance duo started out as “Darlin'” — but that all changed following one fateful review. Here’s the full explanation via Telegraph:
Previously called Darlin’, after the title of a Beach Boys song, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter changed their name to Daft Punk after a review in Melody Maker in 1993 described their music as “a daft punky thrash.”
A good name can make or break an act. It has to be simple, memorable, and different enough from the others to attract attention (especially in this modern age of SEO optimization). However, sometimes the story behind the name is more simple than you’d think.
See how more bands got their names here.