Top 10 People Who Go by Fake Names

Feel free to add people that I may have forgotten. But please add people that go by names that are completely different from their original names and not just short forms. For example Chadwick Gaylord Smith goes by Chad Smith while William Bruce Rose Jr. goes by Axl Rose. I hope this makes sense.

The Top Ten

1 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.

He goes by many names. He'll sometimes go by Eminem, then other days he's Slim Shady, and sometimes he's Marshall Mathers. - naFrovivuS

Amazing voice, lyrics, and human in general (Except for a few songs). Overall though, he is god enough to become a president and get on the list of "Best Presidents ever" - CheesyNachos

I don't mean to be rude but all of these are musicians. Couldn't you have at least tried to include anyone else? - Swellow

Regardless of his race, he is a very talented rapper...period!

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2 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer more.

One of the greatest singers of all time,too bad he died at a young age - Zbombz

Born Farrokh Bulsara - Metal_Treasure

3 Slash Slash Saul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Slash rocks so much. - maarilynmaanson

Slash is the guitarist for rock band Guns N' Roses. His real name is Saul Hudson. - TuckerTheFrog

4 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Axl Rose is the lead singer for rock band Guns N' Roses. His real name is William Bruce Rose, Jr. - TuckerTheFrog

5 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.

Ronald James Padavona - Metal_Treasure

6 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

I always thought his pseudonym sounded sexually dirty, and when I was a child, I refused to say it. - Britgirl

Bono is the lead singer for rock band U2. His real name is Paul David Hewson. - TuckerTheFrog

7 Sting Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the lead singer for the English band The Police
8 Vin Diesel Vin Diesel Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.

I never knew his real name until now! Mind blown

Vin Diesel is a popular action movie actor. His real name is Mark Sinclair. - TuckerTheFrog

I hqs never known his real name - FreeKeyWorld

9 Flea Flea 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.

I do not know anything about him but all I know is that's quite the ridiculous name

A really great bassist - Metal_Treasure

Flea is the bassist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. His real name is Michael Peter Balzary. - TuckerTheFrog

10 Jon Bon Jovi 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.

Bon Jovi - 2storm

Jon Bon Jovi is the lead singer to rock band Bon Jovi. His real name is John Francis Bongiovi Jr. - TuckerTheFrog

The Contenders

11 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.
12 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

You may call him Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke or Jareth, the Goblin King.
You may also call him David Bowie

13 Mr. T Mr. T
14 Thomas Anders

His real name Ist Bernd Weidung - Organ

15 Elton John Elton John

Reginald Kenneth Dwight - SuperSonic17

16 Tiny Tim Tiny Tim Herbert Buckingham Khaury, known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, most of the time ukulele player, and musical archivist.
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18 Biggie Smalls Biggie Smalls Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered more.

Biggie Smalls is a well known rapper. His real name is Christopher George Latore Wallace. - TuckerTheFrog

He also went by The Notorious B.I.G. - Rambles

19 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

Jay Z is a well known musician. His real name is Shawn Corey Carter. - TuckerTheFrog

He is fake I would like to repeatedly kick him in the pecans

20 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.
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