Hoobastank Singer Regrets Band’s Name: “I’m Not A Perfect Person”

by Mad Dog
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LOS ANGELES—Well, Hoobastank fans, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that the band is in the news. The bad news is that it turns out they regret naming their name.

Hey! Don’t be hard on yourself! We love the name Hoobastank.

Why did this happen?

Hell if we know. But you better believe that the boys over at Men’s Humor are going to write up any news about our favorite band of all time. The band’s lead singer Doug Robb spoke out publicly and we commend him on his bravery.

According to Wikipedia, band member Chris Hesse once explained that the band’s name originated from Robb’s mispronunciation of a German street name.

In case you have no idea who Hoobastank is or why this video is funny, check out the lyrics to their most well-known song, “The Reason”.

“The Reason”

I’m not a perfect person
There’s many things I wish I didn’t do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you

You probably recognize the song by the lyrics alone. “The Reason” is constantly on loop in dentist office waiting rooms across the world.

What names do we wish Hoobastank had?

  1. Hoobastanker
  2. Hoborstarnk
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  4. HodorBodorModor
  5. Boobahand

Here are some Twitter reactions to Hoobastank’s regret. Some supportive. Some, not so much.

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