Top 11 Real Names of Musicians

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Top 11 Real Names of Musicians
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11. Marshall Bruce Mathers III / Eminem


10. Farrokh Bulsara / Freddie Mercury

9. Chaim Witz / Gene Simmons

8. John Simon Ritchie / Sid Vicious

7. Frank Ferranna Jr. / Nikki Sixx

6. Michael Peter Balzary / Flea

5. Paul David Hewson / Bono



4. James Osterberg Jr. / Iggy Pop



3. Reginald Kenneth Dwight / Elton John



2. Vincent Damon Furnier / Alice Cooper



1. Brian Hugh Warner / Marilyn Manson



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    RedLabelRecords
    Some of these guys are cute kids. I just want to pinch those cheeks! Simmons scares the crap out of me. Looks like a bully.
    MetalRock4ever
    He looks like he was part of the mafia, strangely. Fat Sam from Bugsy Malone sprang to mind when I saw the picture (don't know why, it just did)
    Krieger91
    Simmons actually really looks like that kid from Miss Pererine's Home who is a right asshole at the beginning. And Marilyn Manson, weirdly enough, looks like the cutest of the lot.
    GhostHost13
    How about Brian Patrick Carroll/Buckethead
    selkayann
    How about Robert Allen Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) or Edward Louis Severson III (Eddie Vedder)
    Kalluh
    Is it just me or does Chaim Witz sound like a rap name? Also Sid looks psycho as fuck. Looks like he wants to butcher and rape his therapist.