According to Paul McCartney there is no mystery to who broke up the Beatles. John Lennon did. He called a meeting and said he was leaving the band. noise11.com/news/paul-mcc…
80's metal bands Twisted Sister and Manowar were involved in a feud. In an interview, Manowar called Twisted Sister a bunch of 'sissy boys with makeup'. Twisted Sister challenged them to a street fight at Covent Garden, but Manowar never showed up and later apologised for offending them. metal-rules.com/2012/06/2…
Today I learned about The Tragically Hip, "the most Canadian band in the world". They have sold more albums in Canada than global bands like U2, and have had nine albums in the #1 spot on Canadian charts, but are virtually unknown outside of Canada. bbc.com/news/magazine-363…
In 2010, Nickelback approached Dark Horse Brewery about having their beer featured in a video, which would have meant great exposure for the small Michigan brewery. They declined, however, as β€œnone of us at the brewery really care for the band.” huffpost.com/entry/dark-h…
In the event of The Queen's death (Operation London Bridge), Radio New Zealand stations are specifically instructed not to play music by the band Queen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
While the Beach Boys sang a lot of songs about surfing, only one member of the band, Drummer Dennis Wilson, could actually surf. surfertoday.com/surfing/d…
The K-Pop band BTS made US$3.6 billion for South Korea's economy in 2018, and was also why 1 in 13 foreign tourists visited the country the previous year scmp.com/news/asia/east-a…
The Young Ones comedy had bands playing at random parts in episodes so it was classed as 'light entertainment' and not a sitcom, as the BBC has no budget for sitcoms at the time eightieskids.com/you-wont…
In the mini-series "Band of Brothers" (2001), Jimmy Fallon was so nervous during his cameo appearance, that he struggled to drive the standard WWII jeep, and feared he would hit the cast. Director Tom Hanks, eventually ordered 2 crew workers to push the Jeep around with Fallon at the wheel. parade.com/674259/lindsay…
In 2015 a fan of the Austrailian band Peking Duk got backstage at their concert by adding himself as a family member on their Wiki page and showing it to security. The band wasn't even upset, saying "We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend." time.com/4136607/peking-d…
Pink Floyd's 1968 song "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is the only track that features all five members of the band. antimusic.com/news/20/Oct…
Anni-Fryd Lyngstad, one of the lead singers of the band ABBA, was a child of a Nazi soldier during the occupation of Norway as part of Nazi breeding experiments ajournalofmusicalthings.c…
The early 2000’s pop-punk band Lit (best known for β€œMy Own Worst Enemy”) is now a blues-country band. youtu.be/2eK3SlWgK3s
There is a deepsea crab named after the metal band "Metallica", because its habitat contains all kinds of metals and to raise awareness to the effects of deepsea metal mining cnet.com/news/metal-dwell…
In 2000, ABBA were offered $1 billion to reunite for a 100-show world tour, working out to a $2.5m paycheck per member per show. The band turned it down. businessinsider.com/abbas…
The band Arcade Fire once had a formal dress code for their concerts slate.com/culture/2013/11…
Long before he was in Motorhead, Lemmy was in a psychedelic band in the '60s which had an Indian tabla player. youtube.com/watch?v=LrJ9o…
Seth Putnam, lead singer of the grindcore band Anal Cunt, wrote a song making fun of comatose people called β€˜You’re in a Coma’. Putnam himself was in a coma years later, and after waking remarked that β€œbeing in a coma was just as fuckin’ stupid as I wrote it was”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set…
In 2004 the Dave Matthews Band tour bus driver dumped approximately 800 lbs of human waste into the Chicago River from a bridge, only for it to land on an unsuspecting architecture tourist boat and about 80 of its 120 passengers (including infants, elderly, and disabled individuals). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
The Scooby-Doo's The Hex Girls are treated as a legitimate band by Warner Brothers. They are credited on two studio albums and have released thirteen singles since 1999. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2004, Gary Sinise started the "Lieutenant Dan Band" a cover band that has played over 500 shows around the world to entertain troops and raise money for disabled veterans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lt.…
When the singer from the band Mayhem killed himself, he wrote in his suicide note, "Excuse all the blood." When the guitarist found him, he called the bassist and told him, "Dead has done something really cool! He killed himself" The band members also had necklaces made from bits of his skull. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
There is a band of 50-60-year-olds called Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends who sing Sea Shantys, was signed a $1,000,000 record deal and had a movie made about them. youtube.com/watch?v=AYA_0…
Today I learned of guitarist Dave Mustaine who was fired from his band for drug abuse, alcoholism, and aggressive behavior. He went on to form his own band, Megadeth, which would go on to sell 25 million albums worldwide. The band that fired him? Metallica. drmani.com/subtle-art-not…
90's band Ace of Base only got worldwide fame due to their demo tape getting stuck in a producers car stero resulting in him listening to it repeatedly and realizing the songs potential. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace…
Today I learned about Jason Everman. A guitarist who after appearing on Nirvana’s album Bleach left the band to join Soundgarden. After touring with Soundgarden in 1990 he left the band and joined the US army becoming a Ranger and serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. special-ops.org/jason-eve…
The Independant representative of Taipei in Taiwan is also the lead singer of a metal band, Cthonic, which has been compared to being the "Black Sabbath" of Asia. He also sings for Marty Friedman on a side project called Metal Clone X, which covers Japanese hits by turning them into heavy metal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
In 1992, popular British electronic band The KLF fired machine gun blanks at their audience at the BRIT Awards, dumped a dead sheep at the afterparty, retired from the music industry, and deleted their back catalogue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
James Brown would impose fines on his band members if they didn't wear the right stage clothes or if they made a mistake during a show. His dance moves and hand gestures were his way of pointing out the person who made the mistake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The 1970 Kent State Shootings directly led to the formation of the band DEVO, when co-founder Gerald Casale's friend Jeffery Miller was killed and a "devolution" joke between friends became serious. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The American music genre Bluegrass is named after a specific band, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Today I learned of the 2004 Chicago River Incident, where a Dave Matthew's Band Tour Bus unloaded 800 pounds of human waste onto a sightseeing boat below. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
The Hutterites, a branch of communal Anabaptists, are not allowed to wear jewelry. Thus in order to signify marital status, the man grows a beard instead of wearing a wedding band. ctvnews.ca/canada/we-want…
The band Rush stopped using guitar amps on stage, instead replacing them with useful appliances like washing machines. During their Snakes And Arrows tour, a roadie in a chicken suit basted rotisserie chickens behind them. youtu.be/QuL_euRslTc?t=60
Daryl Hall and John Oates, from 80s band Hall & Oates, first met when gunfire from rival gangs broke out at a music competition they were attending and they ran into the same service elevator to escape en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
In the β€œLife of Brian” scene where Graham Chapman reveals himself naked at a window to his adoring followers, fellow Python Terry Jones realised he lacked one crucial Jewish detail. A Strategically placed rubber band provided authenticity. chortle.co.uk/features/20…
Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band, Nine Inch Nails, until the official addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Radiohead submitted two different songs for "Spectre", but both were rejected. "Man of War" had been written earlier and thus was ineligible for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and when the band wrote "Spectre" specifically for the film, it was deemed too melancholy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The video game Rock Band: The Beatles was produced under the code name Rock Band: Nickelback, in order to keep the game's development a secret and deflect curiosity about it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
β€˜Reach Out I'll Be There’ was written to be at the very top of vocalist Levi Stubb’s range, so that his voice would strain & crack trying to sing it. The band begged for it to not be released. It became their signature tune, and Rolling Stone ranked it as 206th greatest song of all time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
There's no mysterious meaning behind why singer/songwriter The Weeknd has the "e" missing from his stage name. The spelling was altered simply to avoid copyright conflict with a Canadian band called "The Weekend". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When Primus played their song "My Name is Mud" at the rainy Woodstock 94, the crowd responded by pelting the band with mud. The band's singer, Les Claypool, stopped the song and said "when you throw things on stage, it's a sign of small and insignificant genitalia." The crowd ceased throwing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Thrasher Skateboard Magazine coined the term β€œemo” in 1985. The vocalist for the band Thrasher was describing called the term β€œthe stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard in my entire life”. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The rock band Kiss officially sell a themed casket (coffin) featuring the bands logo and pictures of it's members. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kis…
Suicide have a claim to being the first band to describe themselves as "punk", with flyers for a 1971 gig advertising a β€œPunk Music Mass” theguardian.com/music/201…
The band Creed got sued by fans in 2003 because of how intoxicated the bands singer was during one of their concerts in the Chicago area rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Today I learned of the Nazi Propaganda Jazz and Swing Band. Although Jazz was seen as rebellious, propaganda minister Goebbels understood its popularity in the world and allowed Propaganda Music to be broadcast to the UK and US. About 25% of all British listeners had at some point heard the programs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Oscar Isaac used to be in a late 90’s Christian ska band. youtu.be/dAHBbLDqoRI
The reason why the band Bread got their name is that shortly after becoming a band they got stuck in traffic behind a Wonder Bread truck. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
After the Beatles fired drummer Pete Best in favor of Ringo Starr, he formed a new band and released the album: "Best of the Beatles", a play on his own name. This led to disappointment from fans who bought the album without reading the track listing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…

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