16 Bands Who’ve Been Forced To Change Their Name


The Chemical Brothers started out as the Dust Brothers, but there was another Dust Brothers in America, so they became the Chemical Brothers. Which is probably the better nomenclature if we’re honest. Well done, Ed and Tom.


Westlife might have sounded a bit more street had they gone with their original name, Westside. Lawsuits were threatened, and a hip direction turned into insipid no.1 smashes on stools sung over the musical equivalent of bum gravy. Oh well.