57 Real Names Of Rock Stars

online cupid dating siteIn the world of rock image is very important, and that can start with a name. If you’ve got a handle that’s a bit wonky (probably more in your own mind than anything else) then why not change it? After reading a story about Eddie Vedder I wondered if that was what he was born with, and soon after came up with this list of stars who decided to adopt a new moniker when they realised music was their calling… and so to the real names of rock stars!

1. Elvis Costello – Declan Patrick McManus
2. Adam Ant – Stuart Leslie Goddard
3. Chubby Checker – Ernest Evans
4. Eminem – Marshal Bruce Mathers III
5. Sting – Gordon Matthew Sumner
6. Peter Tosh – Winston Hubert Macintosh
7. Sid Vicious – John Simon Ritchie
8. Eric Clapton – Eric Patrick Clapp
9. Iggy Pop – James Jewell Osterberg, Jr.
10. John Denver – John Henry Deutschendorf
11. Dido – Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
12. Enya – Eithne Ni Braona
13. Boy George – George Alan O’Dowd
14. Bono – Paul David Hewson
15. MC Hammer – Stanley Kirk Burrel
16. Henry Rollins – Henry Garfield
17. Buddy Holly – Charles Hardin Holley
18. Lou Reed – Louis Firbank
19. Vanilla Ice – Robert Van Winkle
20. Tori Amos – Myra Ellen Amos
21. Billy Idol – William Michael Albert Broad
22. Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight
23. Bob Dylan – Robert Alan Zimmerman
24. Huey Lewis – Hugh Anthony Cregg
25. Courtney Love – Love Michelle Harrison
26. Barry Manilow – Barry Allen Pincus
27. Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier
28. Marilyn Manson – Brian Warner
29. Steven Tyler – Steven Talarico
30. Eddie Vedder – Edward Louis Severson
31. Meat Loaf – Marvin Lee Aday
32. Freddie Mercury – Farrokh Bulsara
33. The Edge – David Howell Evans
34. Johnny Rotten – John Lydon
35. George Micheal – Yorgos Panayiotou
36. Stevie Wonder – Steveland Morris
37. Moby – Richard Melville Hall
38. Ozzy Osbourne – John Michael Osbourne
39. Captain Beefheart – Don Van Vliet
40. Pat Benatar – Patricia Andrejewski
41. Janis Ian – Janis Eddy Fink
42. Jon Bon Jovi – John Francis Bongiovi Jr.
43. David Bowie – David Robert Hayward Stenton Jones
44. 50 Cent – Curtis Jackson
45. Pink – Alecia Moore
46. Snoop Dogg – Cordazer Calvin Broadus
47. Prince – Prince Rogers Nelson
48. Les Paul – Lester Polfus
49. Dee Dee Ramone – Douglas Colvin
50. Joey Ramone – Jeffery Hyman
51. Johnny Ramone – John Cummings
52. Liberace – Wladziu Lee Valentino
53. Seal – Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
54. Yngwie Malmsteen – Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback
55. Manfred Mann – Manfred Lubowitz
56. Cat Stevens – Steve Georgiou
57. Dr. Dre – Andre Young
58. Slash – Saul Hudson

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