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16th Mar '17 6:17:57 PM Xtifr
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* Indie singer/songwriter Kurt Vile. That's his real name, too. According to him, his parents had no idea who Music/KurtWeill was when he was born, so his name isn't even an intentional pun.

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* Indie singer/songwriter Kurt Vile. That's his real name, too. According to him, his parents had no idea who Music/KurtWeill was when he was born, so his name isn't even an intentional pun.pun.
* Music/ChuckBerry's "Johnny B. Goode".
* Music/BlackSabbath has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvso2a2l3RQ Johnny Blade]]."
* [[Music/JohnLydon Johnny Rotten]] never would have gotten so far if he'd stuck with "Lydon."
* Music/EnterShikari have a song called "Jonny Sniper" about an Earth-saving hero.
* The Brian Setzer Orchestra's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGDOa6bYbVg (The Legend of) Johnny Kool]]".
* Music/NeilYoung has an epic song-tale about "Johnny Magic" who invents an Earth-saving electric car.
* Jonny D'Ville of Music/TheMechanisms
* '60s R&B singer Johnny Thunder (who may or may not have inspired Music/TheKinks' song of that name).
* Johnny Thunders, of the Music/NewYorkDolls.
11th Mar '17 6:43:03 PM RaygunJustice
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* Music/RonnieJamesDio. The first two words might not seem so impressive, however, Dio is Italian for God. A last name so cool that it was used by Araki for the most famous villain he ever created, [[Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventures}} Dio Brando]]

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* Music/RonnieJamesDio. The first two words might not seem so impressive, however, Dio is Italian for God. A last name so cool that it was used by Araki for the most famous villain he ever created, [[Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventures}} [[Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventure}} Dio Brando]]
11th Mar '17 6:42:16 PM RaygunJustice
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* Music/RonnieJamesDio. The first two words might not seem so impressive, however, Dio is Italian for God. A last name so cool that it was used by Araki for the most famous villain he ever created, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventuresDioBrando]].

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* Music/RonnieJamesDio. The first two words might not seem so impressive, however, Dio is Italian for God. A last name so cool that it was used by Araki for the most famous villain he ever created, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventuresDioBrando]].[[Manga/{{JoJosBizarreAdventures}} Dio Brando]]
11th Mar '17 6:38:17 PM RaygunJustice
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* Music/RonnieJamesDio. The first two words might not seem so impressive, however, Dio is Italian for God. A last name so cool that it was used by Araki for the most famous villain he ever created, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventures Dio Brando]].

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* Music/RonnieJamesDio. The first two words might not seem so impressive, however, Dio is Italian for God. A last name so cool that it was used by Araki for the most famous villain he ever created, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventures Dio Brando]].[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventuresDioBrando]].
11th Mar '17 6:35:16 PM RaygunJustice
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* Music/RonnieJamesDio. The first two words might not seem so impressive, however, Dio is Italian for God. A last name so cool that it was used by Araki for the most famous villain he ever created, [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventures Dio Brando]].
24th Feb '17 10:06:04 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/TwentyOnePilots frontman Tyler Joseph's alter ego name is Blurryface.

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* Music/TwentyOnePilots frontman Tyler Joseph's alter ego name is Blurryface.Blurryface.
* Indie singer/songwriter Kurt Vile. That's his real name, too. According to him, his parents had no idea who Music/KurtWeill was when he was born, so his name isn't even an intentional pun.
24th Feb '17 10:04:39 PM thelivingtoad
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* Singer/songwriter Eagle-Eye Cherry. That is in fact his birth name: He got it because when he was a baby, he looked at his father for the first time with only one eye open. The name can cause a sort of inversion of IAmNotShazam, since "Eagle-Eye Cherry" just ''sounds'' more like a band name than it does a solo artist.

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* Singer/songwriter Eagle-Eye Cherry. That is in fact his birth name: He got it because when he was a baby, he looked at his father -- jazz legend Don Cherry -- for the first time with only one eye open. The name can cause a sort of inversion of IAmNotShazam, since "Eagle-Eye Cherry" just ''sounds'' more like a band name than it does a solo artist.
27th Nov '16 1:17:06 PM igordebraga
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* Voltaire [[Music/{{Voltaire}} (the singer, not the philosopher)]] takes his stage name from his given middle name. His full name is actually Aurelio Voltaire Hernández.

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* Voltaire [[Music/{{Voltaire}} Music/{{Voltaire}} [[NamesTheSame (the singer, not the philosopher)]] takes his stage name from his given middle name. His full name is actually Aurelio Voltaire Hernández.



* Trent Reznor of Music/NineInchNails, whose name sounds metallic.

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* Trent Reznor of Music/NineInchNails, whose name sounds metallic. It's not as awesome when he uses his first instead of his middle name (in Trent's own words, "Michael Reznor is my father").



* Music/GunsNRoses pretty much thrives on this trope. The band-name itself is derived from the founders, Tracii Guns and Axl Rose's stage-names. The classic Line-up had Izzy Stradlin, Duff "Rose" [=McKagan=] and '''Slash'''. Later they added Dizzy Reed, and since then, everyone except Axl and Dizzy have been replaced. The recent roster includes: Buckethead, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal", DJ Ashba (DJ being short for "Daren Jay". He's not a DJ as such), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck (from Nine Inch Nails) Tommy Stinson, Frank "Thunderchucker" Ferrer and Chris "Mother Goose" Pitman. It seems that having an awesome name is just as important as being a talented musician, if you want to join Guns N' Roses.

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* Music/GunsNRoses pretty much thrives on this trope. The band-name itself is derived from the StageNames of founders, Tracii Guns and Axl Rose's stage-names.Rose. The classic Line-up had Izzy Stradlin, Duff "Rose" [=McKagan=] and '''Slash'''. Later they added The latter two and Axl are still in the band along with SixthRanger Dizzy Reed, and since then, everyone except Axl and late additions (back when it was Axl, Dizzy have been replaced. The recent roster includes: and some guys) Richard Fortus, Frank "Thunderchucker" Ferrer and Melissa Reese. Past members include: Buckethead, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal", DJ Ashba (DJ being short for "Daren Jay". He's not a DJ as such), Richard Fortus, Robin Finck (from Nine Inch Nails) Tommy Stinson, Frank "Thunderchucker" Ferrer Stinson, and Chris "Mother Goose" Pitman. It seems that having an awesome name is just as important as being a talented musician, if you want to join Guns N' Roses.



* [[Music/IronMaiden Janick Robert Gers]].

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* [[Music/IronMaiden Music/IronMaiden has guitarist Janick Robert Gers]].Gers and drummer Michael "Nicko" [=McBrain=].
6th Jul '16 7:59:10 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* Former {{Petra}} frontman Greg Xavier Volz. Also, former keyboardist John M. Slick. These are their real names, not stage names.

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* Former {{Petra}} Music/{{Petra}} frontman Greg Xavier Volz.Volz (or Greg X. Volz). Also, former keyboardist John M. Slick. These are their real names, not stage names.
5th Jul '16 5:10:47 PM the.Mtn.Man
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* Former {{Petra}} frontman Greg Xavier Volz. Also, former keyboardist John M. Slick.

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* Former {{Petra}} frontman Greg Xavier Volz. Also, former keyboardist John M. Slick. These are their real names, not stage names.
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