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Sometimes you're born with an awesome name like Dave Grohl, and other times you're given the unawesome name of Marvin Lee, forcing you to make it awesome by renaming yourself Meat Loaf.
We asked readers to tell us surprising, true stories about how famous musicians came up with their fake names. The best origin story is below, but first the runners-up: