Some Rock-n-Roll Trivia

8 Aug

Some little known, not true, facts in rock-n-roll history.

REM does not stand for Rapid Eye Movement, but rather Rapid Environment Movement because the band is so environmentally friendly, as demonstrated by the album Green.

The Rolling Stones first gig was at a Chuck-E-Cheese.

Maroon 5 was originally Maroon 17, but the record company made them drop 12 members because they were too expensive to pay.

The Beatles were originally called The Beetles but Ringo could not spell that, because he never graduated high school.

Britany Spears’ first tour bus was actually a ’78 VW Bus.

Guns and Roses started a charity in Africa to help African children receive weekly heavy metal records from the 80’s.

Rap was originally called Wrap. This was because the rhymes were a product of parents who sung them while wrapping Christmas presents.

The Motown sound was actually born in the city of Nantucket.

There was no one true Backstreet Boys band. It was actually a combination of 22 different boys over 20 years that all just happened to look similar.

Pink Floyd was the brain child of Floyd the Barber from the Andy Griffith Show.

Elvis Presley secretly was a spy for the United States government.

Chuck Berry refused to performed Johnny B Goode for anyone who was not a card carrying member of a union.

Green Day was named after the lead singer’s favorite made-up holiday, and is not a pot reference like people think.

Queen’s very first album, which was never released, contained 24 songs that were only a minute long each.

The members of Metallica meet at their church choir.

Ronnie James Dio invented the “devil sign” when he had  a freak bowling accident which broke his pinky and forefinger.

Ozzy Osborne once shocked his concert audience by performing open heart surgery on a bat. The bat lived a productive life for 5 more years after that…

You know it’s true because it’s on the Internet.


2 Responses to “Some Rock-n-Roll Trivia”

  1. graysonjack August 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM #

    I love trivia. Due to your awesome well researched post I’m sure to win trivia night at the bar now. Thanks for the knowledge!!

    • chrisdevoss August 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM #

      Ha ha! Hopefully there’s no money involved!

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