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This is a list of names of the nicknames music performers, are known by. Not actors or other famous people.

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Latest Entries

The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 941 Music Performer Nicknames entries on the site.

Real Name
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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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