Names were given to us by our parents to have an individual and personal impression. As for others, some people doesn't like their names and if they are privileged enough, they can change names and sort it out legally. In the music scene, most artists prefer to have stage names in order to have an identity and it is included as an artist in full packaging. Packaging is literally known as the whole image of an artist. From the style they make and the music itself tells their name respectively.
The artists below do have in common but before that, let’s cognize names of the famous rock stars and their real names.
GENE SIMMONS OF KISS
Real Name – Chaim Weitz
Are you a fan of loud screeching, guitar headbangin’ hard rock tunes with smokey stage settings and pyrotechnics on the side while performing? Well that’s Kiss playing it hard and bold. According to Mr. Cham Weitz, his make – up and costumes derives from a comic book – style character which is “The Demon”. It reflects Mr. Weitz dark sense of humor and cynicism.
BONO OF U2
Real Name – Paul David Hewson
Bono’s voice is unconquerably famous and still being heard in the music scene for over thirty years. He received various awards for being named as the most politically effective of all time by the National Journal. He wrote the music, together with The Edge, for the Broadway musical “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark”. Dated 25th of May 2011, they released the single Rise Above: Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge.
Real Name – Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Sting got a marvelous name knowing the fact that he’s an English musician. He first appeared as the main songwriter, lead vocals and bassist in the rock band The Police. Mr. Sumners tunes has a variety of new age, classical, reggae and jazz. He received his first Grammy as for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981. Sting is included as a member in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame for his genius works.
Real Name – Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Also known as Sir Elton Hercules John, a singer – composer, pianist and an occasional actor. He collaborated with some of the music artist in the industry and produced more than 30 albums up to this very date. His original composition as single “Candle in the Wind” made 33 millions of copies and sold worldwide. Making it as one of the 250 million records in his four – decade career in the industry. In the year 2008, the Billboard magazine ranked Sir Elton John as one of the most successful male solo artist on “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All – Time Artists”.
Real Name – Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
I bet you know Snoop Dogg as a scrupulous marijuana activist. He’s been in the hot seat for drug – related issues for the past years, making him legally banned in UK and Australia. Snoop Dogg made several top notching albums as well as establishing his own name and style. September 2009 when Snoop was hired by EMI as the chairman of the reactivated Priority Records.
JAY – Z
Real Name – Shawn Corey Carter
For having a net worth of over $450 million by 2010, he is considered as one of the most financially successful hip – hop artist in the United States of America. He owns the 40/40 Club, part owner of the NBA’s New Jersey Nets. Jay – Z is also the fashionable creator of the line Rocawear.
Real Name – Marshal Bruce Mathers III
Marshal voiced out that he is influenced by Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, The Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, Nas, Ice – T, and Tupac Shakur. Slim Shady has been in the mainstream as American rapper and actor, songwriter and record producer. He is one of the best – selling artist in 2000’s and has been ranked as the greatest artist of all time. Together with his manager, he found his own record label, Shady Records and also has his own radio channel, Shade 45. He showed his first acting role in the movie 8 Mile where he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Real Name – Robert James “BOB” Ritchie
You’ve probably heard him first in the radio waves way back 1998 with his hits “Bawitdaba”, Cowboy, and Only God Knows Why” which made him nominated five times in Grammy’s. Devil Without A Cause sold 11 million albums which is released by Atlantic Records. His style showcases Midwest hip – hop and heavy metal to country rock and rap rock.
Real Name – Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
You’ve probably seen her in her first fancy slash provocative video in his debut single Poker Face. Lady gaga has been in active the music scene for quite some time. She writes and arranges songs for several artist naming Britney Spears, Fergie, Pussycat Dolls. She adored Freddie Mercury very much and the song titled Radio Gaga which is made by the band. This is where her screen name inspired of and the rest is a history.
All of the artists above do have one in common aside from their fabulous real names. They’re gonna be performing live at stage at “A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton on 15th of October. That’s only happening only at Yahoo!
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