Top 10 Nicknames and Stage Names In Music


The Top Ten

1 Dio 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.

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

Dio was his stage name,the band was named after him.just like bon jovi of jon bon jovi - zxm

2 Ozzy
3 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

4 Tim 'Ripper' Owens 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 Slash - Guns N' Roses
7 Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth Bobby 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

8 Lemmy - Motorhead Lemmy - Motorhead Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.

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

9 Freddie Mercury - Queen
10 King Diamond 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.

The Contenders

11 Philthy Animal - Motorhead

Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor - Metal_Treasure

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12 Dimebag Darrell, Diamond Darrell - Pantera

Born Darrell Lance Abbott - Metal_Treasure

13 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr Richard Starkey, MBE, 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 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 Cat Stevens Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.
17 Slowhand - Eric Clapton
18 Iggy Pop Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. V 1 Comment
19 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . more.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - Metal_Treasure

20 Eminem 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.
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