Musicians who have changed their name during their career

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#1

Black Francis / Frank Black / Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV

I know the distinction was from when he was in the Pixies to when he went solo, but now Pixies are animating their rotting corpse of an existence again, I never know which one to refer to him as. Don’t make me Google it.

Prince / Prince Rogers Nelson / Ƭ̵̬̊ / The Artist Formerly Known As Prince

Bold statement to make, fair play to the guy.

Sean John Combs / Puff Daddy / Puffy / P. Diddy / Diddy / Love / Brother Love

A bit silly.


#2

Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV


#3

Johnny Cougar > John Cougar > John Cougar Mellencamp > John Mellencamp


#4

Andrew Cole


#5

EDITED after a google to make it more comprehensive

steven demetre georgiou > cat stevens > yusuf islam > yusuf


#6

Tim Darcy of Ought was formerly Tim Beeler of Ought.

That’s all I’ve got.


#7

Palace Brothers / Palace Music / Palace Songs / Palace / Will Oldham / Bonnie “Prince” Billy / Bonnie Billy


#8

Jim McGuinn -> Roger McGuinn


#9

Abs Breen --> Abs Love --> Abz Love


#10

Kurdt Cobain --> Kurt Cobain


#11

Aphex Twin --> Richard D. James

that’s the only one of his, I’m pretty sure.


#12

Billy Corgan --> William Patrick Corgan III


#13

Mel B --> Mel G --> Mel B


#14

The police to Sting


#15

Sounded too much like Ian Beale to be taken seriously. Wise decision.


#16

Manitoba–> caribou


#17

>John mellencamp and the infinite cougars


#18

Jeff Mangum > Geoff Magnum > International Soft Man


#19

Can’t think of any. Sorry.


#20

Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam