Top 10 Nicknames and Stage Names In Music

The Top Ten Nicknames and Stage Names In Music

1 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

2 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

3 Ozzy
4 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 more.

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

5 "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

6 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

7 Slash - Guns N' Roses
8 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

9 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 more.
10 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

11 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 more.

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

12 Dimebag Darrell, Diamond Darrell - Pantera

Born Darrell Lance Abbott - Metal_Treasure

13 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.
14 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

15 Bono - U2

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

16 Slowhand - Eric Clapton
17 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

18 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 more.
19 Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.
20 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

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

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - Metal_Treasure

23 Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
24 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 more.
25 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.
26 Thomas 'The Omen' Stauch - Blind Guardian Thomas ("The Omen") Stauch, also known as Thomen Stauch, is a German metal drummer best known as the drummer for the metal band Blind Guardian (1984-2005) and one of the founding members. He worked with various bands and is the current drummer for Serious Black.

Also Thomas 'Thomen' Stauch.
He became a founding member of Blind Guardian at only 14 and at 17 he played fast and aggressive drums on their debut album, which was thrashy speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

27 Lord Worm Dan Greening, aka Lord Worm, is the original vocalist for Cryptopsy, a Canadian technical death metal band. He is also an English teacher.

Dan Greening, the Cryptopsy vocalist, earned this nickname because he digs up and ingests worms on stage. - Metal_Treasure

28 Handsome Dick Manitoba

Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba - an American punk rock singer and radio personality, born Richard Blum, best known as the lead singer of the New York City band The Dictators. In 2003 he became the new vocalist of the reformed MC5 (a popular punk band formed in the 60s). - Metal_Treasure

29 Marilyn Manson

Sounds like a famale name... - Metal_Treasure

30 Winston O'Boogie - John Lennon
31 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
32 MC Hammer Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known by his stage name MC Hammer, is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur.
33 Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. more.
34 Nikki Sixx - Mötley Crüe Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of the band Mötley Crüe.
35 Fergie Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host, and actress.
36 Ginger Baker Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker is an English drummer, best known as the founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer," while his individual style melds a jazz background with African rhythms.
37 Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie Sr., known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, minister and actor.
38 Falco Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer, songwriter and rapper.

Johann Holzel.
Rock me Amadeus! - Metal_Treasure

39 Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
40 Michael Starr

Born Ralph Saenz. Vocalist for Steel Panther. - IronSabbathPriest

41 Diamond Dave - Van Halen
42 The Thunder God, The Thunderguard - Def Leppard

Rick Allen - the legendary definitely Leppard drummer. He lost his arm and definitely Leppard employed engineers to design a drum set to assist Allen's drumming. - Metal_Treasure

43 Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.

William Michael Albert Broad - Metal_Treasure

44 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He more.

John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. - Metal_Treasure

45 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically more.
46 Bonnie Tyler Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.
47 Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Born Anna Mae Bullock - Metal_Treasure

48 Attila Dorn - Powerwolf

Real/full name: Karsten Brill - Metal_Treasure

49 Shawn "Clown" Crahan
50 Childish Gambino - Danny Glover
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