Musicians who have changed their name during their career

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.

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

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Andrew Cole

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EDITED after a google to make it more comprehensive

steven demetre georgiou > cat stevens > yusuf islam > yusuf

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Tim Darcy of Ought was formerly Tim Beeler of Ought.

That’s all I’ve got.

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

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Jim McGuinn → Roger McGuinn

Abs Breen → Abs Love → Abz Love

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Kurdt Cobain → Kurt Cobain

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Aphex Twin → Richard D. James

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

Billy Corgan → William Patrick Corgan III

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Mel B → Mel G → Mel B

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The police to Sting

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

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Manitoba–> caribou

>John mellencamp and the infinite cougars

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Jeff Mangum > Geoff Magnum > International Soft Man

Can’t think of any. Sorry.

Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam

Justin Vernon > Bon Iver > Yer Man Bon Iver > Yer Man > Big Bono

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