Following on from a chat I was having with a mate at work I think this has the potential to be a pretty informative and interesting thread. Without googling or wiki'ing to try and look clever, let the rest of us know the reasoning behind musical artist and band names. A couple I know about: Bowling 4 Soup: They all wrote random words on bits of paper, threw them in a hat and pulled out 3, ergo, Bowling 4 Soup. Eminem: This is a no brainer, it's the initials for his name, Marshal Mathers, M and M, Eminem. Marilyn Manson: Apparently his two biggest role models are Charles Manson and Marilyn Monroe.