12 Bands That Were Originally Called Another Name

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We bet that you thought you were in the know when it comes to your favorite bands, but did you know that they aren’t exactly who they say they are? That is, who you’ve come to know and love them as today. Sure, these days, the acronyms 1D and 5SOS mean something to you (or, at least they should; otherwise, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??). But that almost wasn’t the case!

So, join us, if you will, on our little trip down memory lane. We’re talking way back, before awards and international fame were even a part of the equation. Like, to the days when 12 of the world’s most famous bands were almost called different (and arguably much worse) names: