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Rock stars' stage names

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by tapintoamerica, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    The news that Lux Interior of the Cramps had passed away got me to thinking of other inventive stage names. Among those that come to mind:

    Poison Ivy, wife of Lux Interior and the other perpetual member of the Cramps
    Iggy Pop

    Now I'm drawing a blank and I know there are some others. Suggestions?
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Well, Bono is actually "Bono Vox" which is either Latin or his best approximation for "Good voice." I don't know if that's a stage name or all-his-life name, but that's one.

    The non-Stephen Malkmus guitarist for Pavement went by "Spiral Stairs."

    Axl Rose and Slash would be two interesting ones, too.
  3. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Mink DeVille (my favorite). Johnny Thunders. Richard Hell. Sid Vicious. Johnny Rotten. Rat Scabies. Jello Biafra.

    Just a few of the easy ones.
  4. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Ringo Starr.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Elton John, for the very obvious
  6. Gordie Sumner.
  7. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Handsome Dick Manitoba of The Dictators

  8. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Izzy Stradlin, Mojo Nixon, Elvis Costello
  9. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    All the Ramones.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Vincent Damon Furnier, aka, Alice Cooper
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    David Bowie was born David Jones. Pretty sure Mick Jagger isn't his real name, either.
  12. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Art Garfunkel. It just rolls off the tongue.
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