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 Canadian punk band so many of you love to hate, Sum 41.
Originally a NOFX cover band, the group we now know as Sum 41 began their humble beginnings under the moniker “Kaspir”. When the band began to take things seriously, however, they decided to change their name for a Supernova show on September 28, 1996, which happened to be the 41st day of summer. Eh?… Eh?… 41… days into… Sum…mer. Boom! Band name is born!
Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: The Jukebox Romantics