Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it. We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene. Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s the mighty Lagwagon.
According to legend (read: internet) the punk-famous five-some actually started out as a heavy metal band playing under the name “Section Eight”. It wasn’t until singer Joey Cape met Fat Mike in a bar circa 1990 that the band decided to go the “punk” route, and change their name to “Lagwagon”, which was the name they had formerly given their beat up old tour van.
Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: Sum 41