Rock Music

Weird Al Yankovich

Michael Jackson Granted Weird Al Yankovic Permission to Make a Parody of the Song “Bad” and Even Allowed Him to Use the Same Set Built for this “Badder” Video from Moonwalker Film

Despite having enough talent to compete for the spotlight, Weird Al Yankovic chose to forge his own path. Fans adore his bizarre and often hilarious parodies over the years. But Did you know that Michael Jackson actually supported Weird Al and his parodies? Michael Jackson permitted Weird Al Yankovic to perform “Fat,” the parody of …

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Vincent Price

Vincent Price Agreed to Do the Voice Work for Thriller for $20,000 Instead of Taking Percentage of Album Sales

Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, having sold 70 million copies worldwide. The song sealed MTV’s image as the new cultural force that eliminated racial barriers in the station’s music treatment. But did you know that Vincent Price had a role in the production of the Thriller song? Vincent Price Rapped on “Thriller” …

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Eagles Band

Don Henley Said That The Eagles Would Never Play again But They Eventually Released An Album in 1994

Hell Freezes Over is the Eagles’ second live album which was released in 1994. Upon its release, the album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard album chart, where it remained for two weeks. In the United States, the album has sold over 9 million copies. But did you know why the album was named …

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Ringo Starr

Who Replaced Ringo Starr During the 1964 World Tour?

Sir Richard Starkey, also known as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who rose to international prominence as the Beatles’ drummer. But did you know that he was replaced by a session drummer for the first seven shows of the 1964 world tour? Ringo Starr was hospitalized with tonsillitis on the …

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Billy Joel

How Did The Office Convince Billy Joel to Do Rock Band?

The Office is a mockumentary comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005, to May 16, 2013. It is a widely loved series with millions of fans worldwide. But did you know that one of its episodes in the series influenced Billy Joel to contribute to the Rock Band video game? In an …

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Led Zeppelin

Which Band Was Considered the Most Dangerous to Interview?

Led Zeppelin was an English rock band that was started in 1968. The band’s members included singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. But in spite of their popularity, did you know that they were known for their notorious behavior? Led Zeppelin was regarded as one of the …

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Puff Daddy

How Much Does Sting Earn in a Day for the Phrase “Every Breath You Take”?

Sean John Combs, known as Puff Daddy, won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards and is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band. In 2019, Forbes estimated his net worth at $740 million. But did you know Sting earns $2,000 a day because of him? Puff Daddy never asked for permission to …

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Ray Stevens

What was the Inspiration Behind Ray Steven’s Song “The Streak”?

Harold Ray Ragsdale was born on January 24, 1939. He is an American country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian. He is best known for his Grammy-winning recordings like Everything Is Beautiful and Misty and comedic hits such as Gitarzan and The Streak. But did you ever wonder what inspired Ray Steven’s song The Streak?  Stevens …

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Dennis Wilson

Why Did Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys Beat Up Charles Manson?

The Beach Boys’ friendship with Charles Manson began in 1968, when throughout the summer, Manson and his family cult forged an odd and fleeting contact with Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. But did you know Dennis Wilson ended up in a physical fight with Charles Manson?  In the summer of 1968, Dennis Wilson of The …

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