* [[Music/DaftPunk Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo]]
* Music/LupeFiasco's character Michael Young History, who then becomes The Cool.
* Englebert Humperdinck.
* [[Music/DoctorSteel Dr. Phineas Waldolf Steel]].
* The stage names of {{steampunk}} band The Extraordinary Contraptions: Aelus von Stadberg, Dimitri von Stadberg, Sephora Bostwick, and Corbin Welch. (Their real names are Alex Stadler, David Tyberg, Sharon Burdick, and Kevin Guthrie, respectively).
* [[Music/TheMarsVolta Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez]].
* Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, the {{Stage Name|s}} of a former Misfits guitarist.
* Edward [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Lodewijk]] Music/VanHalen, and his son (and current Van Halen bassist), Creator/{{Wolfgang|AmadeusMozart}} William Van Halen.
* The song "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" gives us Virgil Caine.
* Music/GreenDay's drummer has either his real name (Frank Edwin Wright III) or his stage name (Tré Cool).
** Billie Joe Armstrong (an example itself) named his youngest son Jakob Danger Armstrong.
* Peter Steele of Music/TypeONegative. His real name was Petrus Ratajczyk, thanks to his Polish heritage. It's a pretty cool name, although the surname appears hard to pronounce at first.
* Nikki Sixx, and Mick Mars from Music/MotleyCrue. Sixx's birth name is Frank Ferrana, which would still be an awesome name for a rock star.
* Hellhammer, the drummer of the black metal band Mayhem. His real name is Jan Axel Blomberg.
* Inverted by Music/{{Eminem}}'s real name, Marshall Mathers.
* Played straight by Music/MarilynManson and inverted by his real name, Brian Warner.
** Due to the above stage name's origins, Music/{{Garbage}}'s Shirley Manson double subverts this trope.
*** Her bandmembers might fit too - Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig.
* Britt Daniel, singer for indie rock band Spoon, records solo under the name Drake Tungsten
* Progressive rock band The Dear Hunter's singer goes by the rather awesome name of Casey Crescenzo.
* Two words: [[Music/FooFighters Dave]] [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Grohl]].
* The vocalist for Music/ESPosthumus' ''Cartographer'' is Luna Sans, which can be translated as "without moon".
* The song "Jimmy Recard". The whole premise is how much cooler his life would be if he just had a cooler name than Paul.
* Hip-hop artist Taio Cruz. WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows agrees.
* Music/{{Motorhead}}'s Ian Fraser Kilmister. So badass [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] simply labels his page "Lemmy".
* [[http://www.unknownhinson.com Unknown Hinson]]
* [[MesopotamianMythology Nergal]], [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]], [[ClassicalMythology Orion]], and [[Literature/TheBible Seth]] from Music/{{Behemoth}}
* 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.
* Heavy metal guitarist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Mann-Dude Guy Mann-Dude]]. Apparently it's ''not'' a stage name.
* 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.
* The saxophonist who played the iconic solo in Music/GerryRafferty’s "Baker Street" is named Raphael Ravenscroft.
* Can a pair of names count? Here's the interesting duet of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvsrndRrTgk Church and Winehouse]].
* Up and coming rapper Theophilus London.
* The song "The Legend of Finn [=MacCumhail=]" by the Dropkick Murphys...which is also known by the name "The Legend of Finn [=MacCool=]".
* The lead vocalist of Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals is called Gruff Rhys.
* [[LoveItOrHateIt Highly divisive]] singer Music/LanaDelRey has this in spades. Just say it: "Lana Del Rey." Doesn't that feel good?
** Her birth name, though, is rather average: [[SpecialPersonNormalName Elizabeth Grant]]. One can kinda see why she changed it, especially with her EmbarrassingMiddleName of Woolridge.
** Not particularly cool when you realise [[BilingualBonus that it is Spanish for]] the wool of the king.
* John Rich of CountryMusic duo Big & Rich has two sons: Cash and Colt. That's right, Cash Rich.
* Country music band Diamond Rio, named after models of truck.
* [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart]]. "Joannes Chrysostomus" is for the saint's day he was born on. "Wolfgang" was his grandfather's name. "Theophilus" means "beloved of God." Mozart is a family name which originates from the root words "motz" and "hart," which mean [[DumbMuscle "stupid" and "tough."]]
* Music/DierksBentley is a pretty cool name too. That's his birth name, even.
* Music/TheHives as a whole. Nicholaus Arson, Dr. Matt Destruction, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, Vigilante Carlstroem, and Chris Dangerous. ''Oh Hell yeah.''
** Though those are StageNames, the true ones aren't that far: [[BandOfRelatives Niklas Almqvist, Per Almqvist]], Mikael Karlsson, Mattias Bernvall and Christian Grahn.
* [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]], a {{Stage Name|s}} for the fairly too weird Farrokh Bulsara.
** Queen's bassist John Deacon, as well (which is his real name).
* [[Music/{{Sepultura}} Max Cavalera]]. His brother and bandmate Igor Graziano Cavalera too.
* Being musical {{Superhero}}es, every member of Music/TheAquabats has one. Standouts include current guitarist Eaglebones Falconhawk and his predecessor, Chainsaw, the Prince of Karate.
* Alisa Xayalith, lead singer of UsefulNotes/NewZealand SynthPop revival band [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_And_Famous The Naked & Famous]]. Though it sounds suitably [=synth-poppish=], the name is actually of Laotian origin.
* Nick ''Phoenix'' of Music/TwoStepsFromHell. An epic name for an epic music company.
* Chad '''Gaylord''' Smith, drummer for the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. As stated by the man himself: "I am lord of the gays, so don't fuck with me."
** Chad doesn't actually have a middle name, he joked that it was 'Gaylord' in an interview once, but as he is a good sport he goes along with the joke when people bring it up.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DeStorm DeStorm Power]]. ''Not'' a stage name.
* [[http://www.marslasar.com Mars Lasar]]. ''Also'' not a stage name.
* Vampire Weekend's guitarist Rostam '''Batman'''glij. Holy shit!
* Music/FiveFingerDeathPunch's rhythm guitarist is named Zoltan Bathory. Bonus points for being his real name.
* Trent Reznor of Music/NineInchNails, whose name sounds metallic.
* Victor Vazquez A.K.A. Kool A.D. of {{Music/Das Racist}}.
* Win Butler, lead vocalist and songwriter of Music/ArcadeFire
* [[Music/{{Chrome}} Damon Edge and Helios Creed]]
* Martin ''Lancelot'' Barre from Music/JethroTull.
* Mike Shinoda from Music/LinkinPark.