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After denied rights to use “Another One Bites the Dust” for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone hired Survivor to write an original song instead, which turned out to be “Eye Of The Tiger”

The One Eye Opening Fact That Queen and Survivor Have In Common—Who Would’ve Thought!? Another Eye Of The Tiger Bites The Dust In 1970 British rock band Queen formed, and changed the course of music forever. Queen quickly jumped onto the scene with their unique, over-the-top and flamboyant style, and eventually rose to the top …

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The original drummer of The Offspring became a gynecologist, and during the initial stages of a malpractice trial, he performed CPR and used a defibrillator to save the life of a potential juror. The judge had to declare a mistrial because the rest of the jury would likely be biased in his favor

This Story About an Offspring Drummer Turned Ob-gyn Has Everything Brace yourself: We have a doozy of a story for you that truly has everything, including a former drummer of punk group the Offspring (yes, the “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” band), a medical-malpractice suit, California, jurors, life-saving CPR, and a mistrial. James Lilja, …

The original drummer of The Offspring became a gynecologist, and during the initial stages of a malpractice trial, he performed CPR and used a defibrillator to save the life of a potential juror. The judge had to declare a mistrial because the rest of the jury would likely be biased in his favor Read More »

In 2008 and at the age of 45, Flea, bass player of the multiplatinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, enrolled as a freshman at University of Southern California’s music program to learn the academic side of music.

Flea Goes Back To School As a member of the multiplatinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea wouldn’t seem to need higher education to further his career. But the bassist has just enrolled as a freshman at the University of Southern California’s music program. For Flea, it’s an opportunity to learn the academic side …

In 2008 and at the age of 45, Flea, bass player of the multiplatinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, enrolled as a freshman at University of Southern California’s music program to learn the academic side of music. Read More »

Lithuania withdrew from the 1992 Olympics due to the lack of money after the fall of the USSR. The Grateful Dead agreed to fund transportation costs for the basketball team along with Grateful Dead designs for the team’s jerseys and shorts. They went on to win the Bronze.

Grateful Dead New York artist Greg Speirs wearing the “Skully” tie-dyed T-shirt which he designed and became a symbol of Lithuanian basketball After Lithuania gained its independence from the USSR, the country announced its withdrawal from the 1992 Olympics due to the lack of any money to sponsor participants. But NBA star Šarūnas Marčiulionis, a …

Lithuania withdrew from the 1992 Olympics due to the lack of money after the fall of the USSR. The Grateful Dead agreed to fund transportation costs for the basketball team along with Grateful Dead designs for the team’s jerseys and shorts. They went on to win the Bronze. Read More »

Despite selling 30 million albums and having 9 top ten hits, Creedence Clearwater Revival were only together for four years.

Creedence Clearwater Revival Unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival is best known for their unique blend of swamp rock, roots and blues, as popularized in such unforgettable hits as “Proud Mary” and “Born on the Bayou.” Although their songs evoked the raw sound of the rural South, Doug Clifford, Stu …

Despite selling 30 million albums and having 9 top ten hits, Creedence Clearwater Revival were only together for four years. Read More »

“Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” by the Spin Doctors was about Chris Barron’s stepmother. When he was a kid, she told him that he would grow up to be a janitor and would play his songs for the rats. The Spin Doctors’ debut album sold 5 million copies with this song as the lead single.

Behind the Song: “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” by The Spin Doctors On October 17th, 1992, New York City-based rock ‘n’ roll band, The Spin Doctors, released their hit song, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” The track, from their 1991 debut LP, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. While …

“Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” by the Spin Doctors was about Chris Barron’s stepmother. When he was a kid, she told him that he would grow up to be a janitor and would play his songs for the rats. The Spin Doctors’ debut album sold 5 million copies with this song as the lead single. Read More »

In 2006 VH1 ran a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina where viewers who made donations were able to choose which music videos the station would play. One viewer donated $35,000 and requested continuous play of “99 Luftballons” and “99 Red Ballons” for an hour.

99 Luftballons The promotional video, which was originally made for the Dutch music programme TopPop and broadcast on 13 March 1983, was shot in a Dutch military training camp, the band performing the song on a stage in front of a backdrop of fires and explosions provided by the Dutch Army. Towards the end of …

In 2006 VH1 ran a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina where viewers who made donations were able to choose which music videos the station would play. One viewer donated $35,000 and requested continuous play of “99 Luftballons” and “99 Red Ballons” for an hour. Read More »

Two inmates sued the state of Alabama, claiming the cramped space in their cell was a cruel and unusual punishment. The state argued that students at Auburn University actually paid to live in even smaller living space in the Magnolia Dorm. The inmates lost the case.

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, 1986 College of Veterinary Medicine, 1907 Graduate School, 1872 For most of the early history of Auburn, boarding houses and barracks made up most of the student housing. Even into the 1970s, boarding houses were still available in the community. It wasn’t until the great depression that Auburn …

Two inmates sued the state of Alabama, claiming the cramped space in their cell was a cruel and unusual punishment. The state argued that students at Auburn University actually paid to live in even smaller living space in the Magnolia Dorm. The inmates lost the case. Read More »

When the band ‘Busted’ was asked about the Jonas Brothers’ cover of their song ‘Year 3000’, member Matt Willis said “Dude, they paid my mortgage for four years, I’m stoked to bits. Thank you very much Jonas Brothers”

Year 3000 In November 2016, in an interview with PopBuzz, Busted were asked what they thought of the Jonas Brothers’ cover of the song. Matt Willis responded: “Dude, they paid my mortgage for four years, I’m stoked to bits. Thank you very much Jonas Brothers,” whilst James Bourne said, “The thing about it is that…when …

When the band ‘Busted’ was asked about the Jonas Brothers’ cover of their song ‘Year 3000’, member Matt Willis said “Dude, they paid my mortgage for four years, I’m stoked to bits. Thank you very much Jonas Brothers” Read More »

Can Dave Grohl Read Music?

If you’re a fan of rock bands like Scream, Nirvana, and the Foo Fighters. You should definitely know who Dave Grohl is. If you haven’t, read on to learn more about this amazing musician. While you’d think most musicians are taught and able to read notes to play. The fact of the matter is, not …

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