Top Ten Weirdest Rock N' Roll Facts

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1 As a teenager, John Lennon once accepted a friend’s challenge to masturbate ten times in a single day. Lennon fell short at nine. As a teenager, John Lennon once accepted a friend’s challenge to masturbate ten times in a single day. Lennon fell short at nine.

I never knew about this story. So close. - Martinglez

He came so close - FredTheGooner

I can't even.. - WonkeyDude98

What

2 AC/DC guitarrist Malcolm Young worked in a bra factory AC/DC guitarrist Malcolm Young worked in a bra factory
3 Eric Clapton wrote the song "Layla" for George Harrison's wife. Eric Clapton wrote the song

Really?! I didn't know... - Ananya

4 The thrasher Alex Skolnick of Testament plays jazz in the Alex Skolnick Trio The thrasher Alex Skolnick of Testament plays jazz in the Alex Skolnick Trio
5 Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is a professional pilot, who used to take unpaid leave to front Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is a professional pilot, who used to take unpaid leave to front Iron Maiden
6 After performing "Territorial Pissings" on Saturday Night Live, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic started french-kissing. After performing

It was a statement against homophobia. - BeatlesFan1964

7 Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, but wrote zero of them. Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, but wrote zero of them.

Incorrect, he had co-writing credit on several of his early hits.

8 Kurt Cobain hated "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Kurt Cobain hated

Robert Plant hates Stairway to Heaven. Shocked now? - naFrovivuS

Robert Plant doesn't hate the song necessarily. He just hates to sing it over and over. More or less every member of Led Zeppelin were tired of playing the song. - zxm

That makes two of us. - Brobusky

9 Axl Rose's name is an anagram for oral sex, and his real name is William Bailey. Axl Rose's name is an anagram for oral sex, and his real name is William Bailey.

I knew his real name but I didn't notice the anagram. - MrQuaz680

What. - RiverClanRocks

10 Bob Dylan introduced marijuana to The Beatles. Bob Dylan introduced marijuana to The Beatles.

Hey kid, have this leaf. - MrQuaz680

Okay... - Ananya

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11 Brian Jones was proficient at over 60 musical instruments. Brian Jones was proficient at over 60 musical instruments.
12 Paul McCartney once said that the "you" in "Got to Get You Into My Life" was marijuana. Paul McCartney once said that the
13 John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka the night he died. John Bonham drank 40 shots of vodka the night he died.
14 Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a high school teacher who suspended students for having long hair. Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a high school teacher who suspended students for having long hair.
15 Jimi Hendrix wrote "Purple Haze" after dreaming about walking under the sea. Jimi Hendrix wrote
16 Led Zeppelin came up with the title "Black Dog" after a large black labrador walked into the studio while recording. Led Zeppelin came up with the title
17 Keith Moon, drummer from The Who, allegedly gave Led Zeppelin their name. Keith Moon, drummer from The Who, allegedly gave Led Zeppelin their name.
18 The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" inspired The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" The Beach Boys'
19 Prince's "Purple Rain" is an tribute to Hendrix's "Purple Haze". Prince's

This is an interesting but maybe not a weird fact. - Metal_Treasure

20 Bob Dylan said on his school yearbook that his ultimate dream was being in Little Richard's band. Bob Dylan said on his school yearbook that his ultimate dream was being in Little Richard's band.
21 The Beatles' "Yesterday" is the most covered song of all time. The Beatles'

Now that's interesting - Thecyanryan

22 Angus Young’s trademark schoolboy uniform was suggested by his older sister. Angus Young’s trademark schoolboy uniform was suggested by his older sister.
23 Bono got his nickname from a hearing-aid store. Bono got his nickname from a hearing-aid store.
24 The Doors were the first band ever to advertise a new album on a billboard. The Doors were the first band ever to advertise a new album on a billboard.
25 Jimi Hendrix wrote “Purple Haze” after dreaming about walking under the sea. Jimi Hendrix wrote “Purple Haze” after dreaming about walking under the sea.
26 The Ramones aren't actually brothers The Ramones aren't actually brothers
27 Robert Plant hates Stairway to Heaven Robert Plant hates Stairway to Heaven

He said, "It might've been meaningful in 1971, but the lyrics would mean nothing now." - naFrovivuS

28 Jimmy Page once said he wanted to cure cancer Jimmy Page once said he wanted to cure cancer

Yes, when he was 13. But when he was 19 he said he wanted to be a music star. - zxm

29 Ringo Starr narrated Thomas and Friends for 2 seasons Ringo Starr narrated Thomas and Friends for 2 seasons
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