Top 10 Interesting or Humorous Facts About Rock and Metal Music

The Top Ten

1 Leo Fender, the developer of Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars, couldn't play the guitar

But he definitely knew how to put the keys on headstock. Did better than Les Paul. Really its shocking. - zxm

2 Termites eat wood two times faster while listening to heavy metal music

I wonder if hard rock has the same effect or if termites can tell what is metal and what is not.

Oh, yes! Termites can definitely tell the difference unlike the metal elitists. - Metal_Treasure

I play Heavy Metal to my computer to make it work faster, haha. - Metal_Treasure

3 Metallica bought the rights to the film 'Johnny Got His Gun' to continue showing the music video to their song 'One'

In the video Metallica used scenes from this film and they were routinely required to pay royalty fees. Metallica eventually bought the rights to the film. - Metal_Treasure

4 During the 1989 US invasion of Panama, the US military blasted AC/DC for 2 days at General Noriega's compound. The dictator surrendered.
5 Elvis Presley didn't write any of his songs despite being credited for several of them. Also, he couldn't play guitar very well and just strummed along with the band

I knew it. He just played two chords. And sometimes he just did descending runs. Didn't sound like that. Yet, he took photos with a double neck guitar. - zxm

Sounds just like Beyoncé. She is sitting in the room while the songwriters do all the work, then takes co-writer credit.

6 Lady GaGa danced to Metallica’s "Metal Militia" while headlining Lolapalooza

... despite thrash metal isn't the most fitting genre for dancing! She has to be a good dancer. - Metal_Treasure

7 Pink Floyd’s earnings from 'Dark Side of the Moon' were invested in businesses that failed: a skateboard company, a rent-a-car business, a floating restaurant, a fudge-making hotel, a children’s shoe factory, and a computer game

So they fled to France as tax exiles. And recorded The Wall. - Metal_Treasure

8 The sex noises in Guns N’ Roses' Rocket Queen are real - the noises were made by Axl Rose having sex with Steven Adler’s girlfriend in the studio.

Steven Adler was his drummer at the time... - Metal_Treasure

9 The Beastie Boys used to open for themselves in disguise as a heavy metal band
10 In 2006 progressive metal band Dream Theater played live Deep Purple's live album Made in Japan in its entirety twice - in Tokyo and Osaka. Shows were recorded and Osaka show was released. It was mixed for release by Deep Purple's bassist Roger Glover.

The Contenders

11 Jon Bon Jovi has a community restaurant (JBJ Soul Kitchen) that has no prices listed for the food to ensure that everyone has access to a nutritious meal. You either make a donation of $10 (or more if you wish), or you volunteer in the kitchen for 1 hour

What a guy! And a brilliant singer, my 2nd favourite. :) one day I hope to go there! - DaringXx

One hour of work (washing dishes, busing tables, cooking, or waitressing) earns anyone a three-course meal - a soup or salad, an entrée of your choice, and a freshly baked dessert. All made with fresh, local and sometimes even organic ingredients. - Metal_Treasure

12 Keith Moon killed his bodyguard in a drunk driving accident
13 Keith Relf died from electrocution while playing ungrounded electric guitar in his basement, standing on a gas pipe
14 When Metallica played with Lady Gaga, James' mic went out. He was so pissed he threw and destroyed his guitar after the show.
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