Top 10 Nicknames and Stage Names In Music

The Top Ten

Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Did you know that the band Dio's name stands for the Italian word for god? Dio sure was a metal god alright. R.I.P

Dio was the band name - gemcloben

Do is a band name. - DynastiSugarPop

Dio is the Italian word for God. Dio was a metal god. R.I.P. - Metal_Treasure

The Voice - John Farnham

He earned the nickname 'The Voice' for a reason. I have to admit his vocal skills are really amazing.
Song: You're The Voice - Metal_Treasure

Ozzy
Tim 'Ripper' Owens Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest, and then Iced Earth. He took the nickname "Ripper" from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper" during his time in the tribute band "British Steel". He currently performs with Beyond ...read more.

A great nickname, I love it. It's taken from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper". - Metal_Treasure

"Weird Al" Yankovic Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.

Alfred Matthew Yankovic is one of my favorite music artists who always puts a smile on my face and makes my day. - Metal_Treasure

Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth Robert Ellsworth, mainly known as Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, is the lead vocalist of New Jersey thrash metal band Overkill.

Awesome nickname, how we forgot this guy. - Metal_Treasure

Slash - Guns N' Roses
Lemmy - Motorhead Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.

R.I.P. Lemmy! You will never be forgotten. - Metal_Treasure

Freddie Mercury - Queen Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.
Philthy Animal - Motorhead

Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor - Metal_Treasure

Very sad - he died yesterday, Nov 11, 2015, at 61. R.I.P. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.

Nobody really knows how he got the name (even he himself doesn't remember where he got it from).

Dimebag Darrell, Diamond Darrell - Pantera

Born Darrell Lance Abbott - Metal_Treasure

Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
Buckethead Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.

Buckethead is a good stage name,but I wonder why he would wear bucket,he is more than 6'3 (1.92),wonder how much tall he would be with bucket on his head,maybe 6'8 or more - zxm

Bono - U2

What other nickname is so easily and readily associated with its band than Bono - U2?

Slowhand - Eric Clapton
Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

James Newell Osterberg, Jr. - Metal_Treasure

Flea - Red Hot Chili Peppers Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician, best known as the bassist, a co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall ...read more.
Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.
George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.

R.I.P. He passed away 10 days ago, Dec 25, 2016. - Metal_Treasure

The Chairman of The Board - Frank Sinatra
Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - Metal_Treasure

Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday, better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live shows.
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