So who here goes by another name one stage or recordings? It's something not uncommon in music and showbiz. Geddy lee as an example.... I just started a new project with a working band, and I have been going under a stage name (middle name + a made up last name). They know me from another band, so they thought that one was my "real" name. For me it started 20 or so years ago. I was playing a pub gig and we were on a break. I came out of the men's room and this girl was headed towards the woman's room... We nearly collided and she says "Oh, you're with the band." I said "yes I am." she asked if we play there a lot and I said maybe 3 or 4 times a year. She said we sound great, I said "thanks" and that was the end of it. We had a table to the side with friends and family and at the next break, this guy comes up and gets all tough. I honestly forgot the previous incident, but it turns out he was there with that girl. His buddies tried to talk him down and he knocks over a chair, then was quickly escorted off site by the door men. The VERY NEXT SHOW at a different place, he shows up and starts crap at that venue. Then left. About 2 weeks later, he shows up at my work. I got the police involved and I don't know what happened after that, but that was the last time I saw him. I can only conclude that he picked up my name from our web site, or literature somewhere. So at that point, I adopted this new name (along with a few other band mates) and have used it ever since.... I use it for ALL web sites, print material FB, YouTube, etc. And my personal accounts have no links or references to it. In today's age, with social media providing instant access to personal information, I can image it's only that much easier to pick up a weirdo or stalker. I still get the drunks sometimes that want a selfie or the "I love you man" stuff, and most of them are pretty friendly, but I haven't really had anything as freaky or scary as that one incident... But I'm not letting my guard down.