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Rock Stars’ REAL Names!

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Many rock stars perform under psuedonyms…kinda like wearing two faces (seen here)! Check out this list of 150 real names of many Rock stars from the last SEVEN decades!

Adele - Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Clay Aiken - Clayton Holmes Grissom

Adam Ant - Stuart Leslie Goddard 
Marc Anthony - Marco Antonio Muniz
Pat Benatar - Patricia Andrejewski 
Tony Bennett - Anthony Dominick Benedetto 
Bono (U2) - Paul David Hewson
David Bowie - David Robert Hayward Stenton Jones 
Irene Cara - Irene Escalera 
Chubby Checker - Ernest Evans 
Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere 
Elvis Costello - Declan Patrick McManus
Ice Cube - Oshea Jackson
Bobby Darin - Walden Waldo Robert Cassotto 
Taylor Dayne - Leslie Wonderman 
John Denver - John Henry Deutschendorf 
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) - Donald Roeser 
Snoop Dogg - Cordazer Calvin Broadus Jr. 
Dr. Dre - Andre Young 
Bob Dylan - Robert Alan Zimmerman
Sheena Easton - Sheena Shirley Orr 
The Edge (U2) - David Howell Evans 
Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) - William Jonathan Drayton Jr. 
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Michael Peter Balzary 
Lady Gaga - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta 
Crystal Gayle - Brenda Gail Webb
Boy George - George Alan O’Dowd 
Lesley Gore - Lesley Sue Goldstein 
Gotye - Wouter De Backer 
Dobie Gray - Leonard Victor Ainsworth 
Macy Gray - Natalie Renee McIntyre 
Cee Lo Green - Thomas DeCarlo Callaway 
MC Hammer - Stanley Kirk Burrel 
Faith Hill - Audrey Faith Perry 
Engelbert Humperdinck - Arnold George Dorsey
Vanilla Ice - Robert Van Winkle 
Billy Idol - William Michael Albert Broad
Wolfman Jack - Robert Weston Smith 
D.J. Jazzy Jeff - Jeffrey A. Townes 
Joan Jett - Joan Marie Larkin 
Jewel - Jewel Kilcher 
Tom Jones - Thomas Jones Woodward 
Elton John - Reginald Kenneth Dwight 
Wynonna Judd - Christina Claire Ciminella 
Chaka Khan - Carole Yvette Marie Stevens 
Uncle Kracker - Matthew Shafer 
LL Cool J - James Todd Smith 
Patti LaBelle - Patricia Louise Holt 
k.d. lang - Kathryn Dawn Lang
Queen Latifah - Dana Owens 
Huey Lewis - Hugh Anthony Cregg 
Liberace - Wladziu Lee Valentino
Lil Bow Wow - Shad Anthony Moss 
Lorde - Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor 
Courtney Love – Courtney Michelle Harrison 
Ludacris - Christopher Brian Bridges 
Lulu - Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie  
Mama Cass Elliot - Ellen Naomi Cohen 
Madonna - Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Barry Manilow - Barry Alan Pincus 
Manfred Mann - Manfred Lubowitz 
Marilyn Manson - Brian Hugh Warner 
Dean Martin - Dino Paul Crocetti 
Ricky Martin - Enrique Jose Martin Morales 
Martina McBride - Martina Mariea Schiff 
Meat Loaf - Marvin Lee Aday 
Freddie Mercury - Farrokh Bulsara 
George Micheal - Yorgos Panayiotou 
Joni Mitchell - Roberta Joan Anderson 
Moby - Richard Melville Hall 
Nelly - Carnell Haynes, Jr. 
Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) - Vince Neil Wharton 
Billy Ocean - Leslie Sebastian Charles 
Tony Orlando - Michael Anthony Orlando Cassivitis 
Ozzy Osbourne - John Michael Osbourne
Patti Page - Clara Ann Fowler 
Les Paul - Lester Polfus 
Johnny Paycheck - Don Lytle
Katy Perry - Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson 
Pink - Alecia Moore 
Iggy Pop - James Newell Osterberg, Jr. 
Jerry Reed - Jerry Hubbard 
Lou Reed - Louis Firbank 
Rihanna - Robyn Rihanna Fenty 
Busta Rhymes - Trevor Tahiem Smith 
Little Richard - Richard Wayne Penniman 
Cliff Richard - Harry Rodger Webb 
Flo Rida – Tramar Dillard 
Johnny Rivers - John Henry Ramistella 
Johnny Rotten – John Joseph Lydon 
Leon Russell - Claude Russell Bridges 
Bobby Rydell - Louis Ridarelli 
Mitch Ryder - William Levise Jr.
Sade - Helen Folasade Adu 
Sam the Sham - Domingo Samudio 
Seal - Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel 
Selena - Selena Quintanilla-Perez 
Shaggy - Orville Richard Burrell 
Shakira - Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll 
Del Shannon - Charles Weedon Westover 
Gene Simmons - Chaim Klein Witz 
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) - Franklin Carlton Serafino Feranna 
Slash (Guns & Roses) - Saul Hudson 
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) - Grace Barnett Wing 
Baby Spice (Spice Girls) - Emma Lee Bunton 
Ginger Spice (Spice Girls) - Geraldine Estelle Halliwell 
Posh Spice (Spice Girls) - Victoria Caroline Adams [Beckham] 
Scary Spice (Spice Girls) - Melanie Janine Brown 
Sporty Spice (Spice Girls) - Melanie Jayne Chisholm 
Dusty Springfield - Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien 
Paul Stanley (KISS) - Stanley Harvey Eisen 
Edwin Starr - Charles Hatcher 
Ringo Starr - Richard Starkey 
Cat Stevens - Steven Demetre Georgiou
Ray Stevens - Harold Ray Ragsdale 
Sting - Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner 
Sly Stone - Sylvester Stewart 
Donna Summer - LaDonna Adrian Gaines 
Ice T - Tracy Marrow 
Taco - Taco Ockerse 
Tammi Terrell - Thomasina Montgomery 
Tiffany - Tiffany Darwish 
Tiny Tim - Herbert Buckingham Khaury 
Timbaland - Timothy Z. Mosley 
Peter Tork (Monkees) - Peter Halston Thorkelson 
Peter Tosh - Winston Hubert Macintosh
Randy Travis - Randy Bruce Traywick 
Tina Turner - Annie Mae Bullock 
Tommy Tutone - Tommy Heath 
Shania Twain - Eileen Regina Edwards 
Conway Twitty - Harold Lloyd Jenkins 
Bonnie Tyler - Gaynor Hopkins 
Steven Tyler - Steven Victor Tallarico
Usher - Usher Raymond
Ritchie Valens - Richard Steven Valenzuela 
Frankie Valli - Frank Castelluccio 
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) - Edward Louis Severson III 
Bobby Vee - Robert Velline 
Billy Vera - Billy McCord Jr. 
Sid Vicious - John Simon Ritchie 
Gene Vincent - Vincent Craddock 
Bobby Vinton - Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr.
Will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas) - William James Adams Jr. 
Howlin’ Wolf - Chester Arthur Burnett 
Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) - Peter Blankfield 
Stevie Wonder - born: Steveland Hardaway Judkins 
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) - William Perks 
Tammy Wynette - Virginia Wynette Pugh
Dweezil Zappa - Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa
Rob Zombie - Robert Cummings

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