publication date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Music

clue: This musician has come a long way since adopting his AIM name professionally.

explanation: Skrillex, aka Sonny Moore, was a dubstep performer who chose his stage name from his AOL Instant Messenger account. He began making his aggressive style of music after discovering that he was adopted, hinted at in the clue. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff

trivia: Several players guessed Andrew Turner, who performed under the stage name Aim. Several sources cited the name "Skrillex" as his former email handle. The only time he said it himself in an interview (that Scott could find), he said it was his AIM alias, so Scott used that for the clue.

Spring 2012 Tournament: The dead shall rise! In this tournament, whenever an odd number of players remains, a defeated player will return as a "zombie" to challenge the top-seeded player. If successful, they'll gain full re-entry into the tournament. This time, it's not over until it's over.

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