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Readers’ Poll: The Dumbest Band Names of All Time

Picks include Limp Bizkit, Nickelback and Foo Fighters

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When we posted our list of the 13 dumbest band names last week, more than a few people got upset. We made it abundantly clear we were merely mocking the names of these groups, not their music, yet fans of the Dave Matthews Band and the Beatles (not to mention Anal Cunt) were ready to declare a fatwa against Rolling Stone. With that in mind, we figured it was only fair to let our readers make their own picks. Click through to see the results. 

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit performs during Family Values tour


1. Limp Bizkit

From the very beginning, Fred Durst knew that his music wasn't for everybody. "The name is there to turn people's heads away," he said in the band's bio. "A lot of people pick up the disc and go, 'Limp Bizkit. Oh, they must suck.' Those are the people that we don't want even listening to our music." Limp Bizkit still managed to attract quite a few haters, and many are likely to claim that their name is low on the list of the things they find unappealing about the band. If this was a poll of terrible album titles, it's likely their third LP, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, would rank pretty high, too. Simply put, people really, really, really hate Limp Bizkit.