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Name Taken

Name Taken was an indie rock band from Orange County, California originally known as All Thats Left until they discovered that the name was already taken; thus the name "Name Taken". The band originally started their freshman year of high school and later expanded to such compilations as Atticus I and Warp Tour 2002. The band split up in 2005 after two years of touring to pursue their college education. Chad and Blake attended Cal State Fullerton and Ryan Edwards attending Berkley.

In February 2007 they announced that they were due to play two reunion shows on May 5th and May 6th, 2007 at Anaheim Chain Reaction. Despite the the fact that both shows where sold out the band never regrouped to record a new album but nonetheless continues to post new songs on their myspace.

On November 28th, 2007, a message from Blake appeared on saying that Name Taken would in fact not be reforming.

The lyrics to the band's song "Panic" are said to have been the inspiration for the name of the band Panic at the Disco.

Panic at the disco
Sat back and took it so slow
Are you nervous? Are you shaking?


  • Chad Atkinson - Vocals/Bass
  • Ryan Edwards - Guitar
  • Blake Means - Guitar

Previous members

  • Juan Pereda - Drums (Never played on any records)
  • Danny Valencia - Drums
  • Bret Meisenbach - Drums



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