It’s been a while since a list like this has circulated. Any guesses on who Andre Romelle Young might be? Or Haim Weitz? What about Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr?
Mashable has the 50 real names behind pseudonyms here. And as a bonus, here’s a few more:
- Iggy Pop: James Newell Osterberg, Jr.
- Bono: Paul David Hewson
- The Edge: David Howell Evans
- Joey Ramone: Jeffrey Hyman
- Billy Idol: William Michael Albert Broad
- Marilyn Manson: Brian Hugh Warner
- Courtney Love: Michelle Love Harrison
- Slash: Saul Hudson
- Axl Rose: William Bruce Rose, Jr. (Note that “Axl Rose” is an anagram of “oral sex.”)
- Joe Strummer: John Graham Mellor