A cool nickname can build the mystique of a musician. Just ask Gordon Sumner, Paul Hewson, Michael Balzari and James Osterberg. Sting, Bono, Flea and Iggy Pop have nicknames that are so engrained in the public consciousness that most folks don’t even know their real names.
So with our “5 Great Nicknames” we’ve chosen epithets that haven’t completely usurped the musician’s real name. Just great nicknames. And of course we’ve paid tribute to the King, Elvis Presley, who might have the greatest nickname of them all.