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Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby HueyRamone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:10 pm

A few people in Rock have unbelievably stupid names. Names that should get made fun of, but dont. I have to assume this is due to their success. If they were in mediocre bands, people would be goofing on their stupid names.

Ridiculous names that people accept as fine:

Sting
Slash
The Edge


Guys who didnt become megastars, so their names are still seen as goofy:

Atomik Tommy M
Amir Derach
Thunderstick
Bruce Kulick



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Re: Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby Indy_Rob » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:39 pm

Even though he isn't successful, Jizzy Pearl has the worst stage name in all of rock. Just horrible.
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Re: Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby Hollywood's Burning » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:42 pm

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Postby TenBenny » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:45 pm

I guess that excludes Guy Mann-Dude.
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Postby Tommy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:24 pm

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Is this some play on words that's gone way over my head? Fucking horrible.


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Postby diamondave22 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:37 pm

Anthony Focx comes to mind.
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Re: Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby MotleyKaos » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:44 pm

Hollywood's Burning wrote:Nikki Sixx


No. He might be an asshole, but there's nothing wrong with that name.

On a completely unrelated note, I'll say that Eddie Vedder is a stupid name. He should have gone all the way and called himself Cheddar Vedder as his homage to fromage.

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Postby TheDeadBastard » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:47 pm

Not his name but his "I've got a fifth grade education and this sounds kewl" nickname:

Steve "Sex" Summers
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Postby Hollywood's Burning » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:50 am

MotleyKaos wrote:
Hollywood's Burning wrote:Nikki Sixx


No. He might be an asshole, but there's nothing wrong with that name.


Disagree. It was cheesy in 81 and still is now. I remember seeing the old Kerrangs where Dante Bonutto (and others) would smirk at the name (and Mick Mars - "Mikki Marzz")
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Postby suckit » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:20 am

TenBenny wrote:I guess that excludes Guy Mann-Dude.

GMD rule.

My vote - Nadir D'Priest. Also in the loser category.
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Postby Toadvine » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:31 am

Tommy wrote:Mandy Lion

Is this some play on words that's gone way over my head? Fucking horrible.


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Haha yes! Just awful! Also isn't Perry Ferrell supposed to be peripheral?
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Postby daveg » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:39 am

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Postby kytepunches » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:22 am

My vote also goes to The Edge. The Edge of what? It certainly isn't for his mastery of the guitar. The Edge in effect peddles, maybe.
I also nominate:
Rikki Rocket and Izzy Stradlin. Both are Terrible.
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Postby Mojo » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:54 am

Synister Gates, M Shadows and Zakky Vengeance get my vote for some of the most cringe-worthy stage names of all time. Awful. Really fucking awful.
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Postby David Lee Hasselhoff » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:03 am

"Zakk Wylde" only works if you're a bonafide rock god. "Blacky Lawless" is kinda funny, but shouldn't get a pass anyways.
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Postby HueyRamone » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:30 am

Mojo wrote:Synister Gates, M Shadows and Zakky Vengeance get my vote for some of the most cringe-worthy stage names of all time. Awful. Really fucking awful.

I like the sound of "Synister Gates", but I do like a spooky metal name.

However, there's nothing "synister" about a chubby guy in a porkpie hat, shades, and an affliction t-shirt. If he looked like he was in Deströyer666, it would be cool. Like KK Warslut.

Zacky Vengeance? Heh heh...
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Postby milk-milk-lemonade » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:12 am

It's a good thing Prince was incredibly talented.
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Re: Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby Mojo » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:20 am

HueyRamone wrote:I like the sound of "Synister Gates", but I do like a spooky metal name.

It's okay. We can still be friends.
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Postby Tommy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:20 am

milk-milk-lemonade wrote:It's a good thing Prince was incredibly talented.



It was his real (first) name though.
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Postby SeniorGrande » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:39 am

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Postby Sleek » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:18 am

HueyRamone wrote:Amir Derach


Dude...it's "Derakh".
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Re: Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby Love_Industry » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:28 am

Tommy wrote:Mandy Lion

Is this some play on words that's gone way over my head? Fucking horrible.



Yes. The reference is a bit clever but the name still sucks.
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And if his level is considered success, what about the following glam rocker gods from Sweden:

Zinny J. Zan, Stixx Galore (Shotgun Messiah)
Johnny D. Fox, Magnus Axx (Swedish Erotica)
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Postby Sleek » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:29 am

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Postby Love_Industry » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:32 am

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And some of the Kiss names... the original 4 are not too bad, and except for Gene Simmons based on their real names.
Then we got... Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent and worst of all Mark St. John...
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Re: Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby HueyRamone » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:15 am

Sleek wrote:
HueyRamone wrote:Amir Derach


Dude...it's "Derakh".



Ohhh.... Well, it's not silly when spelled like that.
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Postby HueyRamone » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:17 am

Love_Industry wrote:Timi Grabber
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And some of the Kiss names... the original 4 are not too bad, and except for Gene Simmons based on their real names.
Then we got... Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent and worst of all Mark St. John...



It would have been awesome if they told everyone it was pronounced "Mark Sinjin"



Sinjin is actually an attempt to represent phonetically the now rare name "St. John." As a given-name, "St. John" is sometimes pronounced as [SIN-jin] or [SIN-jun] in the UK. I presume this to be a relic of Norman-French origin (see also Sinclair for St. Claire).

Its spelling is not set in stone, I believe the forms Sinjin, Sinjun and Sinjon have been found.

The name has no 'meaning' in and of itself, but its usage is typically in honor of St. John the Baptist or St. John the Evangelist.

Now I mention just for hilarity's sake, if you've ever seen "A View To A Kill," one of James Bond's aliases is 'St. John Smith.' When someone calls him [SAYNT-jon SMITH] he corrects with the riotously English pronunciation [Sin-jin SMYTHE].
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Re: Really stupid "noms de Rock" legitimized by success

Postby sleazyrocker » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:06 pm

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Postby Endless Yodel » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:12 pm

If someone has a long, cumbersome name, I understand using a stage name, like Gus G. Can you imagine having to produce a show poster or guitar clinic ad using the name Konstantinos Karamitroudis? :lol:

That said, some are just stupid, like the ones other posters mentioned. Joey Tempest is another one I'd add to the list, although it was appropriate for 80's hard rock.
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Postby exitflagger » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:15 pm

Best name ever is Dinah Cancer from 45 Grave.
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