Time again to look at where various bands got their names.
(1) The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ name is pure New York. After hearing so many New Yorkers respond to random situations with “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” they figured that would make a good name.
(2) The name “Alien Ant Farm” is based on a daydream guitarist Terry Corso had about life on Earth being seeded by beings from another dimension.
(3) Mumford and Sons is called that simply because Marcus Mumford was the most visible member of the band and it sounded cooler than calling the group “The Marcus Mumford Band.”
(4) For the origin of the name “Collective Soul,” you’ll have to read the Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead.
And (5) Royal Blood is something of a mystery. Vocalist Mike Kerr is the one who came up with it, but he can’t remember how or why.