The 10 Most Ridiculous Musical Alter Egos Ever

There are few things as eccentric as creating an alter ego for oneself. The average person could never suddenly show up for work under a different name, but musicians have been doing exactly that for decades. Artists like David Bowie, Eminem and Beyoncé have created new identities for themselves, and their fans have embraced them even more for it.

However, not all alter egos are so beloved. For every Eminem, aka Slim Shady, there’s a Bono, aka Mr. MacPhisto — a transparent attempt at adding some sort of depth to one’s public persona. But hey, we can’t hate on musicians too hard for trying. We can, however, call them out when they fail. These are the 10 most ridiculous musical alter egos ever.

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