23 Eyebrow-Arching Backstories Behind Musician Stage Names


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

Entry by Edvamp

CRACKEDCON NIV Trent Reznor claims Nine Inch Nails has no literal meaning and chose it simply because it could be abbreviated easily to NIN

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