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Old 03-07-03, 01:57 PM
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signers,etc. name changes

first post. found this site doing a search for "worst album covers" - very funny.

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let me know if this had been discussed:
what other singers/performers/bands have changed their names DURING their career besides:

puff daddy - p. diddy
johnny rotten - john lydon - johnny rotten
jefferson airplane - jefferson starship - starship.......
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Old 03-07-03, 02:08 PM
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Pearl Jam changed their name to Creed. j/k
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Old 03-07-03, 02:08 PM
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The Cult were formerly Southern Death Cult.

BTW, the Jefferson Airplane to Starship mutation occurred primarily because of lineup changes. "Jefferson" was dropped when the last original member of Jefferson Airplane left the band.

If I think of any others I'll just edit this post.
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Old 03-07-03, 02:11 PM
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Soul Asylum's original name was Loud Fast Rules.
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Blink 182 used to be just Blink. Not a major change.
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Old 03-07-03, 02:26 PM
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LOUD FAST RULES!! yes - how could i forget.....also inbetween "the southern death cult" & "the cult" there was "death cult"

"river fenix" became "fenix, tx" (estate of river phoenix threatened to sue)
"tones on tail" became "the bubblemen" became "love & rockets"
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Prince to the "Artist Formerly known as" w/ that symbol thingy.
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Old 03-07-03, 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by golden smog
LOUD FAST RULES!! yes - how could i forget.....also inbetween "the southern death cult" & "the cult" there was "death cult"

"river fenix" became "fenix, tx" (estate of river phoenix threatened to sue)
"tones on tail" became "the bubblemen" became "love & rockets"
I think they've always been The Bubblemen, as in, that's just another name they use for side projects. Was the lineup for Tones on Tail exactly the same as for Love and Rockets, i.e., Bauhaus minus Peter Murphy?

A similar situation exists with XTC and Dukes of the Stratosphear (name used for side projects).
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Was the lineup for Tones on Tail exactly the same as for Love and Rockets, i.e., Bauhaus minus Peter Murphy?
Yes, but a different "band". This was more than just a name change from Tones On Tail to L&R.
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Frank Black was once Black Francis, or something like that.
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John Cougar -> John Cougar Mellencamp -> John Mellencamp
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Not sure if this counts....

Didn't Tori Amos start out under the name Y Kant Tori Read?
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Walter Carlos became Wendy Carlos, in more than just a name change. If you don't know the name, you know the music (composer of Clockwork Orange score).
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um... who were the Quarrymen?

I'll take musician name changes for $400, Alex.
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um... who were the Quarrymen?
And then what about the Silver Beetles!?
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Weren't the Fab Four also known as Johnny and the Moondogs and The Nurk Twins?
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Charles Thompson -> Black Francis -> Frank Black
Easy Cure -> The Cure
Dinosaur -> Dinosaur Jr.
Foetus had several different names like Scraping Foetus, SF from the Wheel.
Joy Division -> New Order (Sorta)

Tones on Tale had Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, no Peter Maurphy or David J.
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The Hype and Feedback became known as U2.
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