THE ULTIMATE MUSIC TRIVIA

-Axl Rose is an anagram for oral sex, and his real name is William Bailey. Rose used to earn $8 an hour by smoking cigarettes for a science experiment at UCLA.
-The Beastie Boys’ album “License to Ill” was originally titled “Don’t Be a Fag*ot” but it was changed when Columbia Records refused to release the album under its original title.
-Originally, the first line to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” was “I’m sitting by a pool in Beverly Hills dreaming of a White Christmas. “A friend suggested to him that he drop the reference to Beverly Hills, and the song went on to become the most commercially successful song ever.
-The Clash’s “Rock The Casbah” was written after the banning of rock music in Iran.
-Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon earnings were invested in a floating restaurant, a fudge-making hotel, a computer game, a film nobody saw, a skateboard company, a car hire business, and a children’s shoe factory. All complete failures. They fled to France as tax exiles and recorded The Wall.
-American composer John Cage (1912-1992) composed a work in 1952 entitled 4′ 33″ which consists of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence.
-Bono got his nickname from a hearing-aid store.
-Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” spent 741 weeks on the billboard charts, from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album.
-Louis Armstrong holds the record of oldest chart topper. Having reached number one in the UK in 1968 with the song ‘What A Wonderful World’. He was 67 at the time.
-John Lennon was featured as the cover story on the first issue of Rolling Stone, but the Beatles hold the record for most covers with more than 30.
-Bon Scott liked the Young Brothers, but thought they were too inexperienced and too young to rock. The Young Brothers replied with saying Scott was too old to rock. But after one jam session with each other, it was obvious AC/DC found its new lead singer.
-Leo Fender, inventor of the Stratocaster and Telecaster, couldn’t play the guitar.
-Jimmy Page dated a 14-year-old girl while he was touring with Led Zeppelin.
-Melba toast is named after Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931)
-The Rolling Stones’ tongue logo design was inspired by the Indian Hindu goddess Kali The Destroyer.
-Freddie Mercury is celebrated in Iran, a country where homosexuality is illegal, and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the 1st rock song officially approved post-revolution since he calls for God in Arabic (“Bismillah! We will not let you go”) to help regain his soul from Shaitan.
-So-called ‘gut strings’ for acoustic Spanish guitars were originally made from the small intestines of slaughtered sheep. The production material only changed to nylon during World War II, when all available gut was used in the production of surgical thread for wounded soldiers.
-London Calling was named after a phrase used in a BBC show during WWII “Good morning America, this is London Calling”.
-The Stuxnet virus, which was the virus that shut down the Iran’s nuclear plants, made emergency speakers blast “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC before shutting down all systems.
-Angelina Jolie’s uncle, Chip Taylor, wrote the song “Wild Thing”.
-Queen’s guitarist, Brian May, has a PhD in Astrophysics.
-Tap dancing originates from Irish clog dancing and what is called the Irish reel and jig.
-Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a high school teacher, Leonard Skinner, who suspended students for having long hair.
-Justin Bieber’s music is and always will be fucking shit.
-Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts, was sleeping one day, when Mick Jagger phoned drunk to Watts’ hotel room asking where was his drummer. Watts got up, suited-up, went to Jagger’s room, punched him, and then replied “Don’t ever call me your drummer again. You’re my fucking singer!”
-At the first Grammy Awards, held on 4 May 1959, Domenico Modugno beat out Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee for the Record of the Year, with “Volare”.
-Brian Jones, co-founder of The Rolling Stones, was proficient at over 60 musical instruments.
-The famous Rolling Stone cover shot of a naked John Lennon curled against Yoko Ono was taken by Annie Leibovitz at the same apartment complex and on the same day Lennon was fatally shot.
-A grand piano can be played faster than an upright (spinet) piano.
-Zeppelin came up with the title “Black Dog” after a large black labrador walked into the studio while recording.
-The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync had the same manager and he defrauded both of them out of millions of dollars.
-A piano covers the full spectrum of all orchestra instruments, from below the lowest note of the double bassoon to above the top note of the piccolo.
-Eric Clapton wrote the song “Layla” for George Harrison’s wife.
-Jon Bon Jovi has a community restaurant that has no prices listed for the food. You pay for it if you can afford to or volunteer in the kitchen in exchange for meals.
-The harmonica is the world’s best-selling music instrument.
-The Doors were the first band ever to advertise a new album on a billboard.
-‘N Sync’s “I’ll Never Stop” is the best-selling cassette single of 2009, 2010, and 2011, selling 24 copies, 13 copies, and 11 copies respectively.
-Themes from movies Unforgiven, A Perfect World, The Bridges of Madison County, and Absolute Power were all written by Clint Eastwood.
-John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka the night he died.
-The producer recording “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with Guns n’ Roses suggested there be a breakdown at the end of the song. The band had no idea where to take the song, resulting in the iconic repetition of “Where do we go now?”
-Frank Sinatra was named Entertainer of the Century in 2000. His tombstone reads “The best is yet to come”.
-Keith Moon, drummer from The Who, allegedly gave Led Zeppelin their name.
-System of a Down, The Beatles, Guns ‘N Roses, 2Pac and DMX are the only artists to have ever had 2 studio albums debut at #1 in the same year.
-The longest hymn is Hora Novissima Tempora Pessima Sunt; Vigilemus by Bernard of Cluny, which is 2,966 lines long.
-Led Zeppelin was once accused of defiling a groupie with a mud shark.
-The sex noises in Rocket Queen by Guns N’ Roses were real and were made by Axl Rose having sex with Steven Adler’s girlfriend in the studio.
-Hungarian musician Franz Liszt received so many requests for locks of his hair that he bought a dog and snipped off patches of fur to send to admirers.
-Each member of Nirvana was kicked out of the Nevermind release party for starting a food fight.
-Chuck Berry earns all the royalties from the Beach Boy’s 1963 hit single ‘Surfin USA’, which he won in a copyright infringement lawsuit unbeknownst to the Beach Boys for 25 years.
-The world’s largest piano is a Challen Concert Grand. This piano is 11 feet long, has a total string tension of over 30 tons and weighs more than a tonne.
-Before joining KISS, Vinnie Vincent wrote the soundtracks for Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi.
-On his last day as a welder, Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, lost the tips of his two fretting fingers. While he was recovering he found it easier to play the guitar by dropping the tuning and using lighter gauge strings, which helped give Black Sabbath its signature, dark, sound.

I have no idea as to validity of these.

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