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Music - Random Factoids and Trivia

Jobe_Wan_KenobiJobe_Wan_Kenobi Posts: 16,336 moneytalker
Let's have them.

Vince Neil is the "Dude" who "looks like a lady"

Flava Flav can actually play more than a dozen musical instruments.

Steely Dan is the nickname given to a giant steam-powered dildo in a book by William Burrough's book Naked Lunch.
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  • Jobe_Wan_KenobiJobe_Wan_Kenobi Posts: 16,336 moneytalker
    You guys got nothing?

    Motley Crue used to take extra long extension cords on the road with them just so when they threw the tv out the window of their hotel, because it looked cooler if it would stay on until it hit the ground.

    Keith Moon still holds the record for the most infamous hotel destruction incident though, which resulted in The Who being banned from every Holiday Inn on the planet. Read about it here

    http://home.comcast.net/~steelbeard1/flinn122307.htm
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  • FLATFLAT Posts: 57,921 spicy boy
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    I wish I could give more than 0. I really wish I could...


  • Jobe_Wan_KenobiJobe_Wan_Kenobi Posts: 16,336 moneytalker
    Moon was also the inspiration for the drum playing muppet Animal.

    The "Rooster" that you can't snuff in the AIC song is Jerry Cantrell's dad.
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  • SATANSATAN Posts: 25,205 spicy boy
    The Ramones were named after Paul McCartney's pseudonym for hotel check-in

    T.I. originally called himself "Tip", but the rapper Q-Tip had an issue with him using that name so the labels convinced him to change it to something else. Instead of just picking a new name, he just shortened the old one. His real name is Clifford Harris Jr

    Rakim's real name is William Griffin Jr

    Ghostface acquired his name because in the early days of Wu-Tang, he was a wanted criminal who had to wear masks on stage to avoid being spotted. He's also used the Tony Starks alias since the early 90s and had a cameo in the Iron Man that was cut from the final film


    2 Chains originally called himself "TT Boi", but the porn star of that name had issue, so he changed it to TT 2 Chains, then 2 Chains

    Alice In Chains' name really was inspired by Alice from the Brady Bunch. Layne Staley had an odd fascination with the show and at one point intended on calling his side project "The Gacy Bunch" but got nixed by the label. They later released the album under the name Mad Season

    Stone Temple Pilots openly admit that they intentionally named their band to go along with "STP" in order to get free publicity

    Ron Zombie says he intentionally named a White Zombie EP 'God of Thunder' trying to entice KISS to sue him for free publicity

    Ghostface, Raekwon, Nas and Mobb Deep were about to record a diss record making fun of Notorious B.I.G when they found out he'd been murdered

    Souixsie Souix, Chrissie Hynde, Sid Viscious and Billy Idol all started out as Sex Pistol groupies

    The man who composed the lionshare of the music for 'Pee Wee's Playhouse', 'The Rugrats', 'Yo Gabba Gabba', the Wes Anderson films and the Crash Bandicoot and Sims games is named Mark Mothersbaugh. He is the frontman for the band DEVO.

    At one point, Josh Freese was the primary drummer for Guns N' Roses, A Perfect Circle, The Vandals and DEVO simultaneously

    90s one hit wonders Blind Melon's vocalist Shannon Hoon was a childhood friend of Axl Rose. He can be seen singing backup vocals on GNR's 'Don't Cry' video

    The director of 'Se7en', 'Fight Club', 'Benjamin Button' and the American 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' is David Fincher, who got his start making elaborate (and flaming gay) music videos of Madonna and Paula Abdul

    Hip Hop video director Gregory Dark started out making porn

    Jonas Akerlund, director of some of Madonna's most famous post-millennial videos such as 'Ray of Light' was a bass player in Bathory for a short time

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  • FIREJOHNELWAYFIREJOHNELWAY Posts: 31,612 spicy boy
    edited July 2013
    The only member of ZZ Top that doesnt have a beard is drummer Frank Beard

    The first cd printed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA"

    In 1976 Barry Manilow topped the charts with a song called "I Write The Songs" He did not write the song.

    The longest album title ever is "When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right" by Fiona Apple
  • Jobe_Wan_KenobiJobe_Wan_Kenobi Posts: 16,336 moneytalker
    The sex sounds you hear in the song "Rocket Queen" is Axl fucking Steven Adler's (ex?)girlfriend in the studio. Apparently, but not surprisingly, he's been a douchebag since day one.

    http://archive.classicrockmagazine.com/view/july-2007/37/i-slept-with-axl-to-get-steven-jealous
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  • FIREJOHNELWAYFIREJOHNELWAY Posts: 31,612 spicy boy
    Zildjian is the oldest family-run business in America and one of the 300 oldest companies in the world. Its first cymbals were produced in 1623 in Armenia

    Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and the late Notorious BIG all attended the same Brooklyn high school.

    Lil Wayne appeared in label produced music at the age of 10

    The beats of Rihanna's Umbrella were created from a slowed-down drum loop from Apple's free GarageBand software program

    Monaco’s national orchestra is bigger that its army.
  • Jobe_Wan_KenobiJobe_Wan_Kenobi Posts: 16,336 moneytalker

    Zildjian is the oldest family-run business in America and one of the 300 oldest companies in the world. Its first cymbals were produced in 1623 in Armenia

    Holy shit, I had no idea they were that old.

    \m/
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  • EpisodeEpisode Posts: 32,049 destroyer of motherfuckers
    Childish Gambino got his rap name from a Wu-Tang Rap Name Generator, and if you enter his real name, Donald Glover, it generates Childish Gambino.
  • FLATFLAT Posts: 57,921 spicy boy
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  • NolaFree810NolaFree810 Posts: 36,796 moneytalker
    edited July 2013
    Off the top of my head..

    Bob Dylan got his stage name from the poet Dylan Thomas and Dylan was the first to introduce the Beatles to marijuana..

    Buddy holly almost didn't get on the plane that killed him. Waylon Jennings was supposed to be on the plane too and his final words to them was something like I hope your plane crashes which it did..

    Mama cass didn't really die from a ham sandwhich

    The longest held note in rock n roll is the piano at the end of a day in the life by the Beatles

    The famous Beatles misheard lyrics is cranberry sauce not i buried Paul

    David Bowie wrote the song All the young dudes for Mott the hoople so they would stay together

    Mick jagger and David Bowie supposedly got it on or something...

    The song Layla is about George Harrison's wife which I think Clapton stole from him..

    Chuck berry was arrested for taping girls going to the bathroom at his resteraunt or something..

    And rush sucks
  • FLATFLAT Posts: 57,921 spicy boy
    lol @ the dylan one

    and his plane crashed in iowa \m/
  • OPPOPP Posts: 50,132 spicy boy
    chad kroeger sucked his own wiener for a case of beer
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  • TyrantTyrant Posts: 2,850 destroyer of motherfuckers
    The Beatles are boring.
  • FIREJOHNELWAYFIREJOHNELWAY Posts: 31,612 spicy boy
    Speaking of Mama Cass, both her and Keith Moon died in the same flat.
  • NolaFree810NolaFree810 Posts: 36,796 moneytalker
    Also the dood from the mamas and the papas used to fuck his own daughter Mackenzie Phillips.. So fucked up.. He used to shoot her up too when she was like 16..
  • Rex_Capone420Rex_Capone420 Posts: 62,101 spicy boy
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