This is a list of names of the nicknames music performers, are known by. Not actors or other famous people.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 941 Music Performer Nicknames entries on the site.
|Ben Pollack||The Father of Swing||He truly deserved this title. A bandleader that had an eye for finding and developing very talented musicians, his gift earned him the nickname the "Father of Swing." Some of the musicians that passed through his bands from the mid-1920's to the 1940's went on to become successful bandleaders themselves: Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Jack Teagarden, Yank Lawson, Hilton “Nappy” Lamare, Joe Harris, Charlie Spivak, etc.||George&GermaineBriantFan|
|Jon Bon Jovi||JBJ||It's his name in three letters.||dayna|
|Paul McCartney||Beatle Paul||Given to him by Jon Bon Jovi because he says that he's too old to call Paul Mr. McCartney and too in awe to just call him Paul.||dayna|
|Elton John||Sharon||It was given to him by one of his closest friends, Freddie Mercury, who sadly died of AIDS in 1991||dayna|
|Freddie Mercury||Bucky||A mean childhood nickname for his teeth||dayna|
|Bruce Springteen||The Boss||He actually hates being called the Boss but the nickname has stuck because back when he and his band was still playing clun gigs, he would hand out their pay at the end of the night||dayna|
|Led Zeppelin||The Zepps||For quite obvious reasons||PeartNeal|
|Iron Maiden||The Beast||They have used this nickname in 2 tours (till 2020): "The Beast On The Road" (1982) & "The Legacy Of The Beast" (2019).||PeartNeal|
|Joe Satriani||Satch||He has used this nickname in 2 albums ("Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock" & "Satchurated: Live in Montreal") and 2 songs (till 2020: "Satch boogie" & "Professor Satchafunkilus"). Satch a great guy!||PeartNeal|
|AC/DC||After Christ Demons Come||Another silly Christian group name for this classic band. Founder brothers, Malcolm and Angus Young (not Agnus as it's written in this list) also were aware that A.C.D.C.'s bisexual meaning, but stuck with AC/DC (Alternate Current / Direct Current). It's electric!||PeartNeal|
|Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins||Voice of God||Oh Yeah|
|Tove Lo||The Saddest Girl In Sweden||Her grim and autobiographical lyrical content have led pundits to dub her as this.||Tove Hi|
|Jane Wiedlin (of the Go-Gos)||Reverend Sister Go-Go||She is an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church and officiates weddings - for a fee. And she states that she is an atheist too!||Go Go Figure|
|Jane Wiedlin (of the Go-Gos)||Jane Drano||When the Go-Gos started out this was her stage name.||Let's Go to the Go Go|
|Nick Lowe||Jesus of Cool||It's the UK title of his debut solo album. In the US it was released as 'Pure Pop For Now People' with a different set list. Nick was heralded with NICKname because most pop music in the mid and late 70s was so vapid, banal, formulaic, derivative, bland, stupid and UNCOOL (kind of like the past 20 years). Because of Nick's working with 'New Wave' and punk rock artists and to promote his album, he got the NICKname. The US + UK debuts were combined with all the tracks together and released as 'Jesus of Cool' in the US around 2014.||I Saw Nick This Year - Finally!|
|Electric Light Orchestra||Ee-Low||It's officially 'E.L.O.' but this pronunciation was popular when I was growing up.||I Smoked Two Joints in Ottawa|
|Nick Lowe||Nick The Knife||Maybe because he's got such a CUTTING EDGE wit in his songwriting!||I Saw Nick This Year - Finally!|
|John (Cougar) Mellencamp||John (Hoosier) Mellencamp||He is a Hoosier, he's from Indiana.||Buckeye Scott|
|Billy Gibbons||Top Top||He's the frontman for ZZ Top.||Eliminator Jeff|
|Alicia Keys||Lellow||What her family and friends call her sometimes||Stan Z.|
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