What are musicians whose names are often spelt incorrectly?

Here are some:

Correct - Incorrect

Randy Rhoads - Randy Rhodes

Jimi Hendrix - Jimmy Hendrix

Kirk Hammett - Kirk Hamett/Hammet

What are some others?


Way too many people say "Freddy Mercury"

Update 2:

Silver Rose Wolf:

Yeah Americans are kind of stupid. Well, I take that back. I think "ignorant" would be a better word.

18 Answers

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd (Sometimes as Linerd Skinerd, Linird Skinird, Lynard Skynard, etc.)

    Kirk Hammett (Kirk Hamet, Kirk Hammet, Kirk Hammer -Yes I have seen a few spelling that way- Kirc Hammett)

    Randy Rhoads (Randy Roads)

    Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzy Osborn, Ozzy Osborne)

    Alexi Laiho (Alexis Laiho, Alexi Laijo)

    Chuck Schuldiner (Chuck Shuldiner, Sculdiner, Cshuldiner)

    Dave Mustaine (Dave Mustain)

    Glen Benton (Glenn Benton)

    Cristina Scabbia (Christina Scabbia, Christina Scabia, Cristina Escabia)

    Thom Yorke (Tom York)

    Simone Simons (Simon Simmons, Simmone Simmons)

    Scott Phillips (Scot Philips)

    Mike Portnoy (Mike Pertnoy)

    John Myung (Myung Young, John Myng)

    Axl Rose (Axel Rose)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pete Townshend=right Pete Townsend=wrong

    Jimi Hendrix=right Jimmy Hendrix=very wrong

  • 4 years ago

    Yes, it bothers me very much! The way I see it, is if they "love" the band/musician so much, then why can't they spell the name correctly? That's the same for songs. I absolutely am so bothered by fake-fans, even of bands/musicians/songs I don't like. I know people are fake-fans just so they can seem "cool", or something, which is the thing that bothers me the most.

  • 1 decade ago

    Led Zeppelin!!

    you have no idea how many people i know spell it

    Lead Zepplin

    Led Zepplin

    Led Zepulin

    and also Krist Novoselic, people spell it

    Chris Novoselic

    Kris Novoselic

    Krist Novocelic

    Krist Novocellic

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  • 1 decade ago

    Layne Staley-Layne Stanley, Lane Staley, Lane Stanley

    Kurt Cobain-Curt Cobain

    Elliott Smith-Eliot Smith, Elliot Smith, (even the borders near my house spells his name wrong ;_;)

    Axl Rose-Axel Rose

  • 1 decade ago

    Synyster Gates

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Curt Cobain- Kurt Cobain

    Niki Six/ Nikky Six- Nikki Sixx

    People sometimes spell Motley Crue, Motley Crew

    Freddie Mercury people spell that wrong a lot

  • 1 decade ago

    Stevie Nicks : Steve Nixs

    Lindsey Buckingham : Lindsay Buckinham

    {'e' for boys, 'a' for girls}

    Candice Night : Candace Night

    {no offence folks, but it's always the Americans I see make this error}

  • Kel
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - I always see it as Lynard Skynard.

    Jimmy Buffet instead of Jimmy Buffett a lot, too.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    John Frusciante

    I've seen it spelt like:





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