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Famous Bands’ Awful Original Names

R.E.M.

Formerly Known As: Twisted Kites

After sorting through a grab-bag of names that also included Can of Piss and Negro Wives, Michael Stipe picked R.E.M. at random from a dictionary. —Jeff Royer

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