The Famous Songs That Gifted These 23 Massive Bands Their Names

Any group will tell you the most difficult part of being in a band – other than making no money, being humiliated on stage when your trumpet player goes out of tune or carrying your amp home on the bus – is finding a name. It’s a torturous process, though it needn’t be. The savvy bands and artists below rifled through musical history and took the tried-and-tested method – pilfering a great-sounding song title or lyric from another band and passing it off as their own identity. From Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, inspired by Jefferson Airplane, to Radiohead, named after Talking Heads, here’s some 23 canny acts who borrowed their band name from other artists…