60 Bands Named After Food

From The Cranberries to Cream, The Daily Meal brings you the ultimate playlist for music-inspired food lovers
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In 1910, a man by the name of Aaron Thibeaux Walker was born in rural Texas. He would go on to become an acclaimed blues musician – the first ever to record using an electric guitar – and, more importantly, to appropriate the stage name “T-Bone” Walker. Walker’s tribute to the T-Bone cut of steak originated over a century ago and yet today some of the hottest musicians still draw inspiration for their stage names from food. Take Clams Casino, for instance, also known as Mike Volpe of New Jersey, who has made a meteoric rise to fame as a producer, providing instrumentals to rappers like Lil B, Soulja Boy, and A$AP Rocky. Volpe renamed himself after a traditional New England appetizer comprised of clams on the half shell served with breadcrumbs and bacon.

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Here at The Daily Meal, we’ve rounded up 60 bands and solo acts whose names allude to food in some capacity. The list transcends any one genre or era – from nineties hip-hop sensation Vanilla Ice to Irish alternative rockers The Cranberries, pop punks Bowling for Soup to Eric Clapton’s British super group Cream, the only thing these wildly diverse bands have in common is their food namesake.

1. Iron & Wine
2. The Lovin’ Spoonful
3. Black Eyed Peas
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Smashing Pumpkins
6. Salt-N-Pepa
7. Spice Girls
8. Neutral Milk Hotel
9. The Apples in Stereo
10. Clams Casino
11. Coconut Records
12. Ice Cube
13. Flavor Flav
14. Cake
15. Korn
16. Meatloaf
17. Bread
18. Cream
19. Peaches
20. Peaches & Herb
21. The Cranberries
22. The Raspberries
23. The Gourds
24. Country Joe & the Fish
25. Strawberry Alarm Clock
26. The Chocolate Watchband
27. Bowling for Soup
28. Humble Pie
29. Toni Basil
30. Meat Puppets
31. G. Love & Special Sauce
32. The Electric Prunes
33. Moby Grape
34. Sugar Ray
35. The Honey Brothers
36. Blind Melon
37. T-Bone Burnett
38. The Flying Burrito Brothers
39. Kid Creole & the Coconuts
40. Lambchop
41. The Sugarcubes
42. The Lemonheads
43. Fiona Apple
44. Chuck Berry
45. Bananarama
46. Hot Tuna
47. Blue Öyster Cult
48. Vanilla Fudge
49. Vanilla Ice
50. T-Bone Walker
51. Tangerine Dream
52. 14 Carat Grapefruit
53. Orange Juice
54. Blood Orange
55. Team Tomato
56. Stew
57. Taco
58. Taco & DaMofos
59. Jimmy Eat World
60. Fruit Bats

Even the ingredients/dishes each band chose to pay homage to cover all of the bases of the food pyramid (or plate, rather) – from Blind Melon to Hot Tuna to The Black Eyed Peas.

Download the Spotify playlist here and make sure you get your daily serving of great-sounding (and great-tasting) music. All of the artists are listed below, and click through the slideshow to find out more about a handful of the most prominent acts.


Know of a food band that isn’t on the list? Let us know in a comment below.