Literary Lists: The Best Bands Named After Books or Literary Characters

The best bands that are named after books span the music world with offerings from music genres like indie rock, classic rock, and even a little hip-hop.

Whether you’re a fan of a good band with a funny book name or just a fan of literary figure names and weird bands, this list of famous bands with book names is the place to be for all the smartest band names.

The Doors is named after The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley


Steely Dan got its name from Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

Steppenwolf is obviously from Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Veruca Salt is a character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl


Coldplay is from Child’s Reflection, Cold Play by Philip Horky

My Chemical Romance references Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance by Irvine Welsh



Happy reading AND listening!

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