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Awesome Mc Coolname: Music
  • Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo
  • Lupe Fiasco's character Michael Young History, who then becomes The Cool.
  • Englebert Humperdinck.
  • 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).
  • Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez.
  • Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, the Stage Name of a former Misfits guitarist.
  • Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, and his son (and current Van Halen bassist), Wolfgang William Van Halen.
  • The song "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" gives us Virgil Caine.
  • Green Day'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 Type O Negative. 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 Mötley Crüe. 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 Eminem's real name, Marshall Mathers.
  • Played straight by Marilyn Manson and inverted by his real name, Brian Warner.
    • Due to the above stage name's origins, 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: Dave Grohl.
  • The vocalist for ES Posthumus' 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. Todd in the Shadows agrees.
  • Motorhead's Ian Fraser Kilmister. So badass The Other Wiki simply labels his page "Lemmy".
  • Unknown Hinson
  • Nergal, Inferno, Orion, and Seth from 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 I Am Not Shazam, since "Eagle-Eye Cherry" just sounds more like a band name than it does a solo artist.
  • Heavy metal guitarist Guy Mann-Dude. Apparently it's not a stage name.
  • 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 Gerry Rafferty’s "Baker Street" is named Raphael Ravenscroft.
  • Can a pair of names count? Here's the interesting duet of 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.
  • Highly divisive singer Lana Del Rey has this in spades. Just say it: "Lana Del Rey." Doesn't that feel good?
  • John Rich of Country Music duo Big & Rich has two sons: Cash and Colt. That's right, Cash Rich.
  • Country music band Diamond Rio, named after models of truck.
  • 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 "stupid" and "tough."
  • Dierks Bentley is a pretty cool name too. That's his birth name, even.
  • The Hives as a whole. Nicholaus Arson, Dr. Matt Destruction, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, Vigilante Carlstroem, and Chris Dangerous. Oh Hell yeah.
  • Freddie Mercury, a Stage Name for the fairly too weird Farrokh Bulsara.
    • Queen's bassist John Deacon, as well (which is his real name).
  • Max Cavalera. His brother and bandmate Igor Graziano Cavalera too.
  • Being musical Superheroes, every member of The Aquabats! has one. Standouts include current guitarist Eaglebones Falconhawk and his predecessor, Chainsaw, the Prince of Karate.
  • Alisa Xayalith, lead singer of New Zealand Synth Pop revival band The Naked & Famous. Though it sounds suitably synth-poppish, the name is actually of Laotian origin.
  • Nick Phoenix of Two Steps From Hell. An epic name for an epic music company.
  • Chad Gaylord Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 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.
  • DeStorm Power. Not a stage name.
  • Mars Lasar. Also not a stage name.
  • Vampire Weekend's guitarist Rostam Batmanglij. Holy shit!
  • Five Finger Death Punch's rhythm guitarist is named Zoltan Bathory. Bonus points for being his real name.
  • Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, whose name sounds metallic.
  • Victor Vazquez A.K.A. Kool A.D. of Das Racist.
  • Win Butler, lead vocalist and songwriter of Arcade Fire
  • Damon Edge and Helios Creed
  • Martin Lancelot Barre from Jethro Tull.
  • Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park.
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