The world of music is filled with interesting titbits of information and historical facts that you might have never heard of. Here are some intriguing facts about rock music that might be news to you.
During a six-week period in 1991, five classic modern rock albums were released: Metallica’s Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion, Nirvana’s Nevermind Black, Pearl Jam’s Ten, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Magic.
The Oxford English Dictionary cites that The Beastie Boys were responsible for coining the term “mullet” in 1994. The word was in reference to the trendy hairstyle of the 1980s.
The Guns ‘N Roses, 2Pac, DMX, System of a Down, and The Beatles are the only artists to have ever had two studio albums to debut at the number one spot on trending hits in the same year.
Any Bon Jovi fans out there? Did you know that the world-renowned rockstar has a reputable community restaurant? The funny thing is that the food has no prices listed. Customers can decide to pay for it, or they can volunteer in the kitchen in exchange for food.
The Stuxnet computer virus shut down Iran’s nuclear plants and was thought to have been carried via USB around the year 2005. The virus also made emergency speakers blast “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC before shutting down all systems.
The famous Pink Floyd band made record sales with their Dark Side of the Moon album. Funds were invested in a fudge-making hotel, computer game, floating restaurant, a film, and a car hire business that ultimately ended up being complete failures. They fled to France as tax exiles and recorded their next biggest hit, The Wall.
Music bands and festivals have a long history. People are still fascinated by the lives of artists and their careers.