With my next novel involving a record company, I’ve had to make up a lot of band names. I don’t want to use a name and find out someone in Connecticut is already using it, especially if I refer to the band in my novel as drug addicts or gamblers or pencil thieves.
So you search for the name online. Easy as cake!
I don’t know how Eric Idle thunk up all those band names in Monty Python’s Rock Notes clip, but someone still used one of those ridiculous band names. And then broke up.
I think it would be pretty cool to learn that a band took on the name Lucy Lucid and the Bad Dreamies.