Ttusker wrote:The Voidoids
Don't forget their ostensible frontman, Richard Hell.
Henry Vilas wrote:an offshoot of Jefferson Airplane wanted to call itself Hot Shit, but their record label balked. Hot Tuna instead.
I remember hearing that from the time Hot Tuna appeared. At first HT played an acoustic set within Airplane performances, then they started putting out Hot Tuna albums ranging from acoustic blues to odd heavy metal, but consistently Tuna & Airplane members denied that this was the derivation of the name. It's even covered on Snopes. But the story fits so well I'm tempted to ignore the denials, not unlike my reaction to John Lennon's contention that LSD had nothing to do with the title Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds or the Ramones claiming that The KKK Took My Baby Away wasn't a Joey to Johnny shot.