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Name Changers

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hues, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    I saw the other day that Snoop Dogg has changed his name, yet again.

    Can you think of any other already well-established acts to so?


    1) Jefferson Airplane > Jefferson Starship > Starship

    2) John Cougar > John Cougar Mellencamp > John Mellencamp

    3) Snoop Doggy Dogg > Snoop Dogg > Snoop Lion

  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Puff Daddy, Puffy, P Diddy, Diddy,

    Cat Steven -> Yusef Islam
  3. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Cee Lo Green aka Suga Baby aka Eldorado Lo aka Ralo Eight aka Lorilla aka Cee Lo Sinatra aka HenniCee-Lo aka Car Belly aka Lil' Buddah aka Cookie Monster aka the best boy aka Gnarls Barkley!!

    Prince aka The artist Formely Know As Prince (aka Gibson Buster! :D)

    Terrance Trent D'Arby aka Sananda Maitreya

    The Notorious B.I.G aka Biggie Smalls

    Ol' Dirty Bastard aka Big Baby Jesus aka Ason aka God Unique aka Joe Bananas aka Osiris aka Dirt McGirt
  4. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Mary J. Blidge aka Brook Lynn
  5. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    I not sure that one counts, as Yusef stopped playing his Cat Stevens songs, or any western music, until recently.
  6. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Are you serious? Snoop Dog changed his name to Snoop Lion?

    What a dork...........................................
  7. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Cali Intergalactic Mind Space - always on the edge
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Chicago aka Chicago Transit Authority
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Garbage in...Garbage out.
  9. ProgRocker


    Mar 25, 2011
    Majesty became Dream Theater.
  10. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Prince to The Symbol and back to Prince

    Garth Brooks to Chris Gaines and back to Garth Brooks, even though he claimed Chris Gaines was a fictional character.
  11. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Warsaw > Joy Division

    The Boys Next Door > The Birthday Party

    Rainbow Butt Monkeys > Finger Eleven

  12. Hi.

    1. His Infernal Majesty > H.I.M
    2. The Jailhouse Band > Apocalyptica
    3. Most of the hard rock artists in the 70's and 80's
    4. The Ramones musicians
    5. Malcolm McLaren suffled the punk bands at will and changed their names a lot.

    Almost all of the bands I listen to, the musicians have stage names but that doesn't count, right?

  13. This was the dumbest name change ever. No one knew what to call him and just referred to him as "the artist formerly known as Prince". It reminded me of the scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the "Knights who till recently said Ni :D
  14. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    You are being too kind,sir.:eyebrow:
  15. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    see Burn Notice
    Remember the change needs to have been made after the performers have already become either nationally or internationally known.

    Not during their bar or club gig days.
  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Snoop Dork, to you, Bro.
  17. baddarryl

    baddarryl Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Father, Son, Holy Ghost > Jesus Christ!
  18. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    green jello> green jelly

    i think that was more in response to a stern "cease and desist" issue tho....
  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    He went with "Johnny Cougar" for a while too didn't he?
  20. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Actually, he did that because the record company would not let him release anything under the name "Prince" on his own Paisley Park Records because of contractual reasons.
    So changed his name to a symbol, released records on his own label and after contracts expired, changed his name back. Another one beats big corporation. :D

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