Quiz

Match the Musician to Their Real Name

See how many of these musicians' birth names that you know...




1

He was born Gordon Matthew Sumner but we all know him as:

Gordon Lightfoot
Dave Matthews
Edgar Winter
Sting

2

His birth certificate might say Reginald Kenneth Dwight but his concert tickets read:

Kenny Loggins
Kenny G.
Elton John
Reggie Jackson

3

In elementary school, the attendance sheet may have read John Graham Mellor but his band mates call him:

Joe Strummer
Billy Graham
Graham Chapman
John Cougar

4

When the doctor slapped him, he was John Simon Ritchie. He later changed his name to:

Guy Ritchie
Simon Le Bon
Sid Vicious
John Paul Jones

5

Nowadays, I wouldn't be caught dead calling him William Broad. I'll just play it safe and call him:

Willie Nelson
Billy Idol
Bob Geldof
Billy Joel

6

Who the heck is Barry Alan Pincus? Oh yeah, that's:

Kid Rock
Mike D.
Gene Simmons
Barry Manilow

7

His Mom and Dad gave him the name John Joseph Lydon. He later gave himself the name:

John Paul Jones
Joey Ramone
John Lennon
Johnny Rotten

8

Jeffrey Hyman is better known as:

Jeff Beck
Joey Ramone
George Harrison
Neil Peart

9

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Steven Victor Tallarico AKA:

Steven Tyler
Stevie Van Zandt
Steve Winwood
Steve Miller

10

On stage, William Bruce Rose to better known to his fans as:

Axel Rose
Bruce Springsteen
Bill Bailey
Pete Rose

11

Once upon a time, there was a man named Michael Peter Balzary, but now he's named:

Sting
Buzz
Flea
Slash

12

Legally his name is Saul Hudson, but illegally he known as... uhh, no wait that's not right... anyway, he is:

Flea
Falco
The Edge
Slash

13

His parents thought long and hard about giving him the name Vincent Furnier, then he goes and changes it to:

RuPaul
Alice Cooper
Marilyn Manson
Leslie West

14

Declan McManus grew up to be a pop star named:

Michael Stipe
Elvis Costello
Joe Jackson
Ray Davies

15

The kids on the playground used to tease little Paul Hewson, now nobody teases him since his name became:

Bono Vox
Paul Simon
Paul Stanley
Paul McCartney





Please Note:

Some of the quizzes on the site contain "adult language". If you are at work, under the age of 18 or might be offended by such content, please do not click on those quizzes. Quizzes containing adult language will be indicated using this icon:

18+

Like this site? Tell the world: