16 Rockstar Facts to Entertain Your Brain

September 10, 2015

Rock stars often live interesting lives. Some go to great lengths to be "inspired" for making new music. Others dabble in many side-projects. Some live lives that transcend human comprehension! So here are 16 fun rockstar facts to entertain your brain!

  1. When Radiohead released "Creep" in 1992, it wasn't a success. When they re-released it in 1993, it was an international hit.
  2. Bono of U2 is the only person to be nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy, a Golden Globe, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
  3. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails moved into the Beverley Hills mansion where Charles Manson murdered actress Sharon Tate. Reznor went on to record "The Downward Spiral" in that house.
  4. Elvis Presley recorded over 600 songs, but never wrote any of them.

  5. Jack White was accepted into the Wisconsin Seminary and almost pursued a life as a priest.
  6. Led Zeppelin named their hit song "Black Dog" because a large black labrador walked into the studio during its recording.
  7. Jeremy Spencer of Fleetwood Mac abruptly left the band to join the Children of God cult.
  8. Patrick Carney of the Black Keys wrote the opening credits for the Netflix series "Bojack Horseman."

  9. Paul McCarney performed at the 2012 London Olympics for only $1.57.
  10. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' song "Tearjerker" is about Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. "Transcending" is about actor River Phoenix.
  11. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin dated a 14-year-old girl while on tour.
  12. The Strokes admitted that the riff from their song "Last Nite" was ripped off from Tom Petty's "American Girl." Tom Petty said "It doesn't bother me."

  13. All of the members of Nirvana were kicked out of their own release party for starting a food fight.
  14. Queen holds the world record for longest-running fan club.
  15. The Beatles were introduced to LSD by a dentist that secretly slipped it into their coffee.
  16. Axl Rose is an anagram for "oral sex". Axl's real name is William Bailey.


(source: Ebaumsworld)