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Old 09-26-05, 09:16 PM
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101 Things You Didn't Know About Rock & Roll....

....or maybe you did.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/colum...ck_n_roll.html
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Old 09-26-05, 11:03 PM
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As someone noted at the bottom of that page, it was "Hysteria."

16. Def Leppard's drummer, Rick Allen, lost an arm in a car crash in the mid-eighties. However, Rick decided to keep on playing, and learned to do it with his feet and some programmed drum lines. The band continued as normal, and their next album with their "new" drummer was "Pyromania".
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Old 09-26-05, 11:35 PM
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102. Nine Inch Nails "Wish" is the only Grammy award winning song to contain the word "Fistfuck" in the lyrics.
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103. Billy Gibbons' beard trimmings are actually used as currency in some small towns in Texas.




ok...so I made that up
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Old 09-27-05, 07:29 AM
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104. The Led Zeppelin album "In Through the Out Door" was released with 7 different covers. The cover is of a bar with seven people in it. Each cover variation was through the eyes of one of the people(the bartender, girl at jukebox, guy sitting at bar, etc.)
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Was that list written by a 14-yr old? Half of those facts are either extremely well known or poorly researched.
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"According to the South Park kids, The Cure's "Disintegration" is the best album of all times."

Talk about a rock FACT!
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Old 09-27-05, 12:36 PM
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Wow. There's a lot of incorrect stuff in there. I stopped at #1. I've heard "Stairway To Heaven" backwards several times (used to play it on my radio show for Halloween). The only thing you can hear is MAYBE a quick "six six six". That's it. Nothing else. And that means nothing anymore, since the number of the beast has now been found out to be 616, not 666.
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05. "London Calling" was part of a catch phrase ("Good morning America, this is the London Calling!") of a BBC show during World War II, of which the The Clash's guitarists Joe Strummer was a fan.

ok.. strummer was 50 when he died in 2002 which means he was born in 1952.. WWII was during the 50s?

25. Slash's favourite song is "Nobody's Fault" by Aerosmith. As he said, "first heard it at the house of a girl I wanted to date. I went to her house, talked for a while, smoked a joint, and then she put the cd (Rocks), it hit me like a ton of bricks...and I totally forgot about her".

ummm.. Slash is quoted as hearing the CD Rocks... wouldn't it be a LP?

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The list lost credibility with #1. That's got to be a new record.
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A lot of crap on that list is just plain wrong or at best common knowledge.

Stairway was filler?
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Was that list written by a 14-yr old? Half of those facts are either extremely well known or poorly researched.
Close:
Originally Posted by The Author of That Crap
I'm 16 so they might be a few mistakes or weird expressions.
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Kids these days... I tell you...
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18. Van Halen's "5150" is named after Eddie's Peavey 5150 amp, which is built exclusively for him.
No, it was named after police radio code for "escaped mental patient", which is why the band is pictured in straightjackets in the liner notes. That's not exactly uncommon knowledge.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
ummm.. Slash is quoted as hearing the CD Rocks... wouldn't it be a LP?
To me, that would be equally untrue. In my book, LP = long player (i.e. full length album), and that's it. What's wrong with the word "vinyl"?
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No, it was named after police radio code for "escaped mental patient", which is why the band is pictured in straightjackets in the liner notes. That's not exactly uncommon knowledge.
Jeez, somebody should really blast the author/webmaster for these blatant inaccuracies.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
05. "London Calling" was part of a catch phrase ("Good morning America, this is the London Calling!") of a BBC show during World War II, of which the The Clash's guitarists Joe Strummer was a fan.

ok.. strummer was 50 when he died in 2002 which means he was born in 1952.. WWII was during the 50s?
you're searching too hard. it doesn't say that joe strummer was alive then, and you don't have to be alive when something's released in order to be a fan of it.
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57. "Dark Side of the Moon" was being recorded at the same time as "Abbey Road"? Kid, do your homework!
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lol....scroll down to the response area....Jimi Hendrix wrote Stairway to Heaven?!?!
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85. This is why MTV is crap: MTV execs came up with the idea of the "Unplugged" series after seeing Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull do a brief, live acoustic set. But when Anderson later asked about having Jethro Tull appear on "Unplugged," MTV turned him down flat, oin the grounds that the band was too old and didn't have enough appeal among the desired teen demographic

Jethro Tull acoustic would have kicked ass!
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"This is London calling" was the phrase American and CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow used in his reports from England during WWII.

It wasn't a catchphrase the way the lists writer describes it, and Murrow certainly never said it with an exclamation point, and Murrow's reports were broadcast in the evening in America.

Murrow began his reports from England before America entered WWII in 1941, and his use of the phrase "This is London calling" was a subtle way of asking if the US was going to answer the call and join the UK in the war against Nazi Germany.

It would be correct to say that Strummer, born in 1952, was familiar with the phrase.

To say that anyone was a fan of the Murrow news reports would be like saying that you named your band "America Attacked" because you were a fan of the news coverage on 9-11.
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