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Old 08-23-2011, 08:57 PM
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Best Rock & Roll Pseudonyms

("AKA Nom de Rock")

Fee Waybill
Stiv Bator
Ringo Starr
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:58 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:02 PM
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Paul Simon.



He was born Pinchas Ziman. No, I'm not kidding.

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Old 08-23-2011, 09:02 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:04 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:06 PM
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Screaming Lord Sutch.
Joan Jett.
Meat Loaf.

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Old 08-23-2011, 09:07 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:09 PM
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Ziggy Stardust
Suzy Creamcheese
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:12 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:12 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:14 PM
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Dr. Teeth.

Animal. (actually, that might be his given name...)
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:22 PM
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Bob Dylan

Alice Cooper

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http://blogs.eveningsun.com/sporting...s%20prince.jpg
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:24 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:26 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:26 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:29 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:29 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:30 PM
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Apollo C Vermouth
Nanker Phelge
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:33 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:35 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:36 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:39 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:45 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:48 PM
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Then there's the lead singer of the great Mexican rock (etc.) band Café Tacuba, who changed his name for every album.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:54 PM
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I prefer Ted Cactus, but to each his own.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:11 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:13 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:16 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:19 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:20 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:23 PM
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The Ox/Thunderfingers
If we're getting into nicknames rather than full pseudonyms, allow me to offer Brenda, Keith's put-down name for Mick.

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Old 08-23-2011, 10:33 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:38 PM
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Does anyone in Rock actually use their real name?
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:15 PM
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Not R'n'r but Reggae:
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:44 PM
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Screaming Lord Sutch.
Joan Jett.
Meat Loaf.

Last edited by JKellyMap; Today at 08:08 PM. Reason: Turns out Sutch was a pretty bad rock'n'roller. Still a great name, though!
It could have been worse, he could have entered politics.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:45 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:50 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:56 PM
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O. M. G. Frank Zappa rules
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:18 AM
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Husband's asleep & stack of vinyls are too heavy for me to lift so working from "remembery" here....the Traveling Wilbury's
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:21 AM
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:32 AM
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I'ma stop now... punk and metal are fucking overflowing with pseudonyms; if I don't stop now I could easily put in hundreds and hundreds of great names.
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Joan Jett
and Tess Turbo!

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