7 Medical Terms That Are Band Names (and Three That Aren’t–Yet)

Looking for a name for your band?  I thought this list of medical-terms-that-should-be-band-names from Paste might help–but after a little fact-checking, I found a lot of dead ends.  For a full explanation of these diseases, go here.

1.  Dropsy (Sorry.  Already taken.)

2.  St. Anthony’s Fire (Also spoken for.)

3.  Black Vomit (Gone–twice:  A metal band from Mexico AND a psych black metal band from Sheffield.)

4.  Bronze John (As far as I can tell, this is still up for grabs.)

5.  Bloody Flux (Nope.  Death metal from the UK.)

6.  Bone Shave (Act now!)

7.  Spotted Fever (Well, there’s the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Band…)

8.  Chorea (Forget it.  Finnish speed metal band.)

9.  King’s Evil (Move on. Japanese thrash metal group.)

10.  Scrumpox (Strangely, it’s available.  And so is Scumpox.  You’re welcome.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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