10 streets named after rock bands

In 2004, Corporation Lane in Melbourne, Australia, was renamed ACDC Lane to honor Down Under’s biggest and best band.

But they’re not the only ones with their own street. Here’s your checklist for the ultimate vacation and rock’n’roll pilgrimage.


Flaming Lips Alley, Oklahoma City, OK

The eccentric platoon of psychiatrists received this honor from their hometown in 2006. But it’s said to be a dimly lit alley, with trash everywhere. Talk about indirect distinctions!

Joey Ramone Place, New York City, NY

In November 2003, part of East 2nd Street in Manhattan was renamed in honor of the late leader of the Ramones. This is the block where he once lived, and is close to the CBGB site.

Placeta Joe Strummer, Granada

In 2013, the late Clash icon had the honor of having a square named after him. It was in the city he took refuge in in 1984 as The Clash began to fall apart.

Dave Grohl Alley, Warren, Ohio

In 2009, the main man of Foos received this honor from the city where he was born. He even showed up at the grand opening and performed a song. Interestingly, the alley’s name change was initiated by a local policeman.

Korn Row, Bakersfield, California

This street was officially opened in 2006, a day that was marked Korn Day. They say it’s a quiet place, but at least the road sign has the group’s trademark upside down “R”.

Korn Row street sign

(Image credit: Renjishino via Wikimedia Commons)

Tom Petty Road, Dickson, Tennessee

It stretches for 1.57 km, so it’s not the longest road ever named after a muso rock. And why is it Dickson who decided to celebrate Petty… well, why not?

Jimi Hendrix Park, Seattle, WA

Well, having a park named after you is much nicer than an alleyway. In 2006, a local park was renamed in honor of the great guitarist. And he also has Jimi Hendrix Way in Bellingham, WA.

Frank Zappa Strae, Berlin

You will find a huge studio complex on this street, which was named in 2007. Up to 160 groups can rehearse there simultaneously. Mind you, Zappa probably would have insisted that the walls all be demolished and everyone rehearsed together in the open space.

Dio Way, Cortland, NY

Ronnie James Dio grew up in Cortland and the town decided to show its respect for the former resident by giving a street his name a few years ago. And this is the street where he grew up.

Anthrax Street, Fayetteville, NC (retired)

In 1996, surveyor Mike Tate succeeded in persuading authorities to name a street in North Carolina after Anthrax. Just because he was a fan. No one said more until 2001, when it was feared that terrorists would launch anthrax attacks (nothing to do with the group). Six of the seven residents requested a name change and got it – whistle! So it’s now Allegiance Avenue.

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