Music Trivia: Band Name Changes

Fill in the more well-known bands' names from the clues using their former bands' names.
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Last updated: June 26, 2021
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Simmons and Stanley were in a band called Wicked Lester before they joined Criss and Frehley and changed their name to this.
Some students of the Quarry Bank High School in the UK banded together and called their group The Quarrymen. Three of those Quarrymen started a new band that was eventually called...
The Beatles
Members of the bands Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions and The Warlocks eventully united under this name.
The Grateful Dead
Tufnel, St. Hubbins and Smalls were originally in The Originals, later they used the name The Thamesmen but eventually settled on this name.
Spinal Tap
Paul, David and Adam decided not to call their band The Larry Mullen Band after their drummer. They first used the name Feedback changing later to The Hype but they are best known as...
The members of Kara's Flowers met in high school. Adam and the guys decided to go with a different name so you probably know them by this colorful and numeric name.
Maroon 5
Tariq and Ahmir first called their band Black to the Future, and changed the name to Radio Activity. Do you know their current band's name?
The Roots
This band's original name is translated The Wolves of the East (of Los Angeles). They eventually shortened it to just these two words, in Spanish.
Los Lobos
Susanna, Debbi and Vicki used the band-name Bangs before they settled on this name.
The Bangles
Slovak, Balzary and Kiedis initially used the name Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. Later they became 3/4 of this band with the slightly shorter name...
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dennis, Mike, Al, Carl and Brian were in a band called the Pendletones in tribute to a favorite brand of shirts. Their eventual name was appropriate considering their geographic location (though Dennis was the only surfer in the group)
The Beach Boys
John, Pete and Roger were in a band called The Detours. Then their band was called The High Numbers. They added Keith and eventually settled on this name...
The Who
Brian, Ian and Charlie played in a London band called Blues Incorporated, but later joined with a few others and took the name...
The Rolling Stones
Brian and Roger were members of a band called Smile. Eventually a fan of theirs named Farrokh joined them in a group called...
Originally this windy city's band's name was three times longer. What enduring band's name remained once the words "Transit Authority" were removed?
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