1528. Dr. Hook was a session band put together to perform songs written by Adrian Belew and Keith Rowe
― 'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Monday, 16 August 2010 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
1529. Stryper mistakenly aligned itself with the White Power movement in the 80s because they thought it was a grassroots Christian movement.
― plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Monday, 16 August 2010 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
1530. Lloyd Banks was the last amateur jockey to place in the Grand National in 2003.
― 'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Monday, 16 August 2010 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
1531. Michael McDonald sings the way he does because he has had a dorito lodged in his throat since 1983.
― plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Monday, 16 August 2010 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
1532. Industrial band KMFDM's name actually stands for "Kids: My Fearful Death Moppets"
― Auntie Miss Andry (latebloomer), Monday, 16 August 2010 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
1533. Michael Stipe formed R.E.M. to leave his gangbanger life behind.
― plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Monday, 16 August 2010 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink
1534. The bass and keyboard parts on Smoke on the Water were played by Chas and Dave, because Roger Glover and Jon Lord were being treated for smoke inhalation at a Swiss hospital during recording sessions for that song.
― ithappens, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
1535. Raekwon calls himself a "chef" because he once worked for 3 weeks at a KFC Buffet in Evansville, Indiana. Yum Brands, the corporation that owns KFC, unsuccessfully sued Raekwon to stop him from using the title, because it implies that KFC sells food (rather, they claim to be selling a "unique dining experience"). In her judicial statement, Judge Judith Kranowitz suggested that the "construction, arrangement, and placement on trays of fresh food products, food-like substances, and products being sold for the purpose of consumption through by means of the human oral orifice" licenses one to refer to oneself as a chef even if it does not constitute the "primary objective of establishment's transactions." Upon hearing of his legal victory, Raekwon celebrated by cooking up a batch of crack cocaine and gingerly smoking the rock as he waxed contemplative with reporters.
― Lazarus Niles-Burnham (res), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
Raekwon: Korean, Lil Kim: not Korean
― Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 13 October 2010 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink
In 2011 Kanye West collaborates with new best friend George W. Bush on a song called "Mr. Misunderstood," which uses a slowed down sample of the Animals' "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (1965)" and references Condi Rice, Des'Ree, and Animorphs.
― Cunga, Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
1538. Former MTV VJ Bill Bellamy gained 170 lbs to play the part of Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 film "Notorious."
― billstevejim, Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
1539. Judas Priest were originally called Turbulent Priest, but had to change their name as it was unpronounceable to the vast majority of Birmingham residents.
― Pauls to the Wall (Noodle Vague), Monday, 7 March 2011 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
1540. Billy Bragg's single "Sexuality" was originally titled "Bestiality", but his record label convinced him that a paean to his predilection for shagging tortoises was unlikely to gain radio airplay.
― aka best bum of the o_O's (Noodle Vague), Friday, 17 June 2011 10:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
1541. 2 months before the release of Sublime's major label debut album, Brad Nowell completed a lucrative heroin transaction, allowing him to fake his own death and move to a sprawling ranch in Montana. Unable to resist the lure of the spotlight, he returned to music three years later under the stage name Brad Paisley.
― kkvgz, Friday, 15 July 2011 11:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
1542. Noted philosopher and public intellectual AC Grayling was born AC DC, but changed his name to avoid confusion between his solo Jew's harp project and a certain Australian rock band.
― Sir Chips Keswick (Merdeyeux), Friday, 15 July 2011 12:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
1543. katy perry's real name is ballooney marooney bingy blop toozlewip gaboon viper1544. that band foster the people is just viral marketing for foster's beer
― Rachel Puppetry (latebloomer), Friday, 15 July 2011 12:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
1545. Kurt Cobaine missed on his first two goes.
― dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 12:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
1546. on the third try he was able to shoot the letter 'e' off of his name
― Rachel Puppetry (latebloomer), Friday, 15 July 2011 12:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
1547. avid commodities trader Liam Gallagher named his new band after what he considers the "most essential" economic indicator, the Baltic Dry Index
― Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 15 July 2011 13:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
1548. The Cramps took their name from the athletic experiences of Bryan Gregory. In a trial for the 1976 US Olympic team, Gregory had been expected to qualify comfortably for the 800m, setting a season's best of 1:43:75 in the heat. In the final, however, he was overcome by cramping in his left hamstring in the back straight of the second lap. He retired from competitive athletics immediately afterwards, but on a dare after a gig at CBGB in 1978, he ran 800 metres up the Bowery in a time unofficially recorded at 1:42. He was wearing chelsea boots with cuban heels at the time, making his achievement all the more remarkable.
― Trudi Styler, the Creator (ithappens), Friday, 15 July 2011 14:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
1549. Leonard Cohen (nee Koenigsberg) took his name from Belorussian pop star Nikolay Kogen, as a tribute following Kogen's unfortunate death in a skiing accident in 1978. Anyone who claims they saw Leonard Cohen performing under his current name prior to 1978 is lying.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
1550. Ladytron recently made the Guinness Book of World Records by recording and re-releasing their single "Ghosts" in 24 different languages, including several extinct ones.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
1551. Sir Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono culminated a secret 40-plus year romance by getting married on April 29th of this year. Although the wedding wasn't technically a secret, the world's media was too preoccupied with the William & Kate wedding to notice.
― Myonga Vön Bontee, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
1552. The Power of Equality by Red Hot Chili Peppers'contains a tribute to Ralph Bakshi's full-length animated feature Wizards. The line "My name is Peace this is my hour" is a reference to the character Necron 99, whose name is changed to "Peace" 20 minutes into the film's 80 minutes running time.
― rustic italian flatbread, Thursday, 20 October 2011 23:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
1553. k.d. lang is actually a man.
― Turrican, Thursday, 20 October 2011 23:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
1554. Another "one of the best videos of all time" according to Kanye West is The Bluetones' 'Marblehead Johnson'.
― Peas, Ants, Pigs & Astronauts (PaulTMA), Friday, 21 October 2011 00:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
1555. Stephin Merritt currently voices Kermit the Frog.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2011 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
1556. The directions listed in 'Busy Doin' Nothin'' by The Beach Boys don't actually lead to Brian Wilson's house, as is commonly believed, but to a brothel, where you will find Brian keeping busy while he waits.
― I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Friday, 21 October 2011 00:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
1557. If you get to track 7 on the CD of 'O, Inverted World' and hit reverse on the CD before it starts playing, you access a secret track called 'The Ballad Of Pippa's Arse', which may, if you're lucky, change your life.
― Conan The Asshander (Doran), Friday, 21 October 2011 08:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
1558. The first singer in Judas Priest was the Rev Giles Fraser, now a popular figure on Radio 4's Thought for the Day.
― Viva Brother Beyond (ithappens), Friday, 21 October 2011 10:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
1559. Original Tool bassist Paul D'Amour was the namesake of 80s glam-rock band Dogs D'Amour. Vocalist Ned Christie baby- (and dog-) sat for the D'Amour family in the 1970s.
― rustic italian flatbread, Friday, 21 October 2011 12:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
8. In 1985 Bob Geldof spent 4 days bombarding Gene Vincent's management with requests for him to play Live Aid, before being told that Gene had died in 1971.
― red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 April 2012 10:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
The music from the Bodyform advert, as sung by Stevie Vann, got to number 36 in the UK music charts in February 1991.
― Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
It had a verse and a bridge and everything.
'70s Solar Records artist Carrie Lucas is the illegitimate half sister of George Lucas. They discovered their shared parentage in the early '80s and, in a show of familial solidarity, George cast Carrie in Return of the Jedi as Jabba the Hutt's right arm.
― You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
Billy Bragg auditioned to replace Zach De La Rocha as singer of RATM prior to them splitting up.
― Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Florence and the Machine" is an anagram of "Francis and the Lights"
― this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Monday, 21 May 2012 04:24 (11 months ago) Permalink
Even though it doesn't sound like it Bryan Ferry's 'Let's Stick Together' is actually a cover of Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together'
― bidfurd, Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:05 (11 months ago) Permalink
Mark Hollis works at the donut shop down the street. (The donuts are just OK, though).
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:17 (11 months ago) Permalink
shortly before the release of Treasure, the Cocteau Twins got a court order forbidding writers from using the description "tedious New Age" in reviews. the music press was initially outraged at the censorship, but journalists soon got crafty and learned to write in code. it soon became common knowledge that whenever a reviewer wrote something like, "the song drifts off into an ethereal haze", what he really meant was "the song drifts off into a tedious New Age haze", etc.
― starfish succulents (unregistered), Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:00 (10 months ago) Permalink
1567. in her senile later years, protest singer Malvina Reynolds would often write the same song multiple times without even realizing it. she'd come to her publisher with a new song called "Teensy Boxes", and he'd have to tell her, "why Malvina, this is just a rewrite of 'Little Boxes'. you wrote this 15 years ago." but it was no use, and she only got worse over time. from December 31, 1975 until her death in 1978, she wrote over 1,000 songs and poems, but all of them were titled "Don't Lick that Envelope" and all of them began with the words
it's bad enough to pay your rent,but the price of stamps just went up 3 centsa postcard soon will cost ten dollarsbut the postmaster's dog wears diamond collarsdon't lick that enevelope, it's made of golddon't lick that envelope, it's made of gold
to this day, nobody has ever recorded it.
― starfish succulents (unregistered), Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:21 (10 months ago) Permalink
1568. Eddie Vedder is such a fan of the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch that he tried to buy the vessel Cornelia Marie after Captain Phil Harris died. He was dissuaded by Captain Sig Hansen of the Northwestern, a Pearl Jam fan who did not wish to see the band torn apart by Vedder's crab-fishing dreams.
― Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Saturday, 23 June 2012 09:26 (10 months ago) Permalink
1569. "Kula Shaker" is the Sanskrit translation of popular internet meme, "hen fap".
― Gentlemen Take Instagram Photos (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 23 June 2012 09:51 (10 months ago) Permalink
1570. Lindsey Buckingham wrote the in-game music for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis futuristic driving title, "Out Run 2019". The Stage 3 music was based on "The Trip (Theme from Vacation)", the B-side to "Holiday Road".
― Gentlemen Take Instagram Photos (King Boy Pato), Saturday, 23 June 2012 09:56 (10 months ago) Permalink
1571. The pilot episode of 90s game show The Crystal Maze was hosted by Schoolly D.
― democracy defends capital (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 June 2012 10:58 (10 months ago) Permalink
1572. Celtic Frost was the winner of the Greyhound Derby in 1978.
― democracy defends capital (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 June 2012 11:04 (10 months ago) Permalink
1573. The trademark in the band name "Doctor Feelgood" is owned by the British Ministry of Defence. Lee Brilleaux sold it to a civil servant in 1983, when both were drunk in a hotel bar in Torbay and Brilleaux was desperate for £50. The original members have been engaged in an ongoing battle to buy the name back, and have vowed never to play under that band name until they do so.
― Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Sunday, 24 June 2012 15:56 (10 months ago) Permalink
1574. Harry Chapin recorded all 10 of his albums during a manic, coke-fueled, 96-hour-long recording session between October 14 and 18, 1971. he died in a car crash later that year. all of his releases were posthumous, and he still has about 100 albums' worth of material in the vaults (though the last 48 hours of tape is just Harry yelling "my boy was just like me" in various comedy voices (mostly wolves) while someone plucks a sitar in the background)
― starfish succulents (unregistered), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:50 (10 months ago) Permalink
1575. Neutral Milk Hotel originally conceived In the Aeroplane Over the Sea as a concept album about Jeff Mangum's love for the 20-year-old Patty Hearst. The band politely sought Patty's approval by sending her a demo of the album, but all they got in response were libel threats from Patty's attorney. Intimidated, Jeff hurriedly rewrote many of his lyrics, replacing all the Patty Hearst references with Anne Frank references. an alleged demo version of "Frisco, 1974" has been widely circulated online.
― starfish succulents (unregistered), Saturday, 7 July 2012 16:21 (10 months ago) Permalink
1576. Deicide's shelved first attempt at a sophomore record consisted entirely of uncannily faithful covers of Edith Piaf songs.
― I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Saturday, 7 July 2012 16:38 (10 months ago) Permalink