Jimmy Eat World Explain The Origin of Their Name While Offering Band-Naming Advice

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Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World performs during the 2018 Forecastle Music Festival at Louisville Waterfront Park on July 14, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jimmy Eat World fans got a brief history lesson on Friday night (July 27) as drummer Zach Lind offered some insight into how the band came up with their name -- and how it presented some issues they didn't fully think through when they picked it.

With a series of tweets, Lind recalled how he and his bandmates settled on Jimmy Eat World, and how they definitely didn't consider its acronym for merchandise and visuals at the time.

After a few jokes at his own expense, Lind walked down memory lane to revisit how the band started playing under the moniker in the first place: 

And there you have it: Jimmy Eat World was so named more so for necessity than anything else, though there's a lesson to be learned for bands currently trying to come up with a name for their own outfit.


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