A surprising amount of bands have named themselves directly from literary sources. Heaven 17 were named after the fictional band (Heaven Seventeenth) mentioned in Anthony Burgess’ novel “A Clockwork Orange”.
Speaking of “A Clockwork Orange”, dance act Moloko got their name from the milk bar that was shown in both book and movie.
Sneaker Pimps lifted their name directly from an article in The Beastie Boys short lived magazine Grand Royal.
The Teardrop Explodes were inspired by Marvel super hero The Daredevil.