5 Rockstar's Real Names You Never Would Have Guessed

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Although it’s (mostly) obvious that most of these old rockers have changed their names, I was surpised to find out what their real names actually were. Here’s my list of 5 Rockstar’s Real Names You Never Would Have Guessed:

  1. Bono (U2) – Paul David Hewson

  2. Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier

  3. Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight

  4. Gene Simmons ( KISS ) – Chaim Klein Witz

  5. Sting – Gordon Matthew Sumner

==### Bonus: What every guy should know about U2

Not everyone digs U2—I’m not totally crazy about them myself—but I certainly have a healthy respect for the band. With that said, every man should know at least a few random facts about the band.

  • They’re from Dublin, Ireland
  • Members: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr.
  • Formed in 1976
  • Most popular albums: Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree


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