Metallica, the world famous rock & roll band from California has and still is rocking the world with its unique genre of music. Here are some interesting yet unknown facts about this famous band – Metallica.
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Overall there have been 8 members who played in band till date – James, Lars, Robert, Kirk, Cliff, Dave, Ron and Jason.
The shortest song ever done by the band was of length 3:08 minutes. It was ‘MotorBreath’ from the famous album ‘’Kill ‘Em All’’ in the year 1983.
Metallica till date has supposedly sold out 100 million records at global level.
Overall 10 Studio Albums have been released by Metallica
Metallica have played 1724 shows in their 30 years span of career
Metallica has performed in almost 60 countries.
The band has won overall 14 Grammy awards
Member of the band – Kim Hammett is a vegetarian
The first single from Metallica was ‘Whiplash’. This was from ’Kill ‘Em All’’ from the year 1983.
Father of famous drummer of Metallica Lars Ulrich, Torben Ulrich is an applauded former tennis pro
Metallica were inducted in year 1999 into the prestigious Wall of Fame of San Francisco.
Kirk Hammett, the lead guitarist of the band is also the oldest member of the band. He is 49 currently.
The band has a full time staff of team of 83 people.
Metallica always makes use of private airplane during tours and that too of color blue and white only.
Lars Ulrich has a habit of eating without cheese pizza after every concert.
When one counts for the best & never to forget legends of rock music world, one name that no one can ever miss is Jimi Hendrix. Jimi or simply saying Gypsy Guitarist is considered one of the most influential rock music artists the rock music world has ever produced.
Though this guitar legend died almost 42 years back from today still he rules over the hearts of his fans. Today we are providing a tribute to this legend by offering his fans with some of the unknown yet interesting facts about the life of this iconic guitarist who changed the interface of rock music world. Here are some of the unknown facts about the legend himself
Jimi was born with name Johnny Allen which was later on changed by his father to James Marshall. He was lovingly referred to as ‘Buster’ by family and later on ‘Young Jimmy’. Finally the name ‘Jimi’ came into existence due to Chas Chandler, bassist of ‘The Animals’ who also became manager of Jimi.
Jimi died at a very young age of 28 becoming a part of rock music world’s group of celebrities dying under the age of 30.
Jimi was sentenced to jail but then he chose a stint in serving army over jail. But even there he was quite undisciplined and was famous for sleeping during his duty.
The final album by Jimi was highly accredited yet suffered lots of controversies since its cover page had pictures of beautiful naked girls.
Jimi was very famous for setting fire to his guitars.
One of the most influential rock bands of the century has been Nirvana. One of the prime members of nirvana – Kurt Cobain has always lived in the hearts of his fans. This wonderful book ‘Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain’ is all about the life of this legend and is written by Charles R. Cross. Today we will be reviewing this book – a masterpiece of Kurt’s life.
Kurt has always been my favorite. He was the lead singer, song writer as well as guitarist of the Nirvana. He was the one who with Krist formulated this band in 1985.This book covers all the life aspects of this legend. This book was actually the first in-depth life story of this icon who was also a troubled genius. The book explicitly covers all the facts of life of Kurt, from struggle time to success, from love issues to his personal life, from his thinking to his suicide.
From my side, hats off to Charles for creating this masterpiece with such a precision. Handling the life of such a big star, a legend with such exactitude, especially from the emotional point of view, is incredible. The unbelievable amazing work is a result of 4 vital years of research, 400 interviews, Kurt’s unpublished diaries’ research and bulk of documentations. The book, in fact each & every word of the book, successfully does the justice to the legend’s fans. Charles has covered everything from Kurt’s rise to fame to his suicidal attempt and finally death, everything with such a care that every word looks like a magnum opus itself.
A strong recommendation of this book to all Kurt’s fans
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta or simply saying Lady Gaga is a famous & iconic American rock artist, singer, record producer, songwriter, social activist, a successful businesswoman, a popular fashion designer and an actress too.
The lady with multiple roles is herself a role model for youth. She is well accredited for her beauty, style statement and cool attitude. She has numerous shades of her personality. There are plentiful facts about Lady Gaga which world still is unaware of. Some of them have been comprised here in this article.
So have a look at the interesting facts about Lady Gaga –
The famous & unique stage name “Lady Gaga” has been inspired from the famous Queen’s song – Radio Ga Ga.
Lady Gaga’s height is just 5’1”. She is quite short
Lady Gaga has green eyes and naturally brown hair
She has got 13 tattoos over her beautiful body
She likes people with unique creativity
Lady Gaga loves white roses
Her favorite color is black & lavender.
She has many nick names. Some of them are Loopy, Rabbit teeth, Gagaloo, Mother Monster, The Germ, Little Mermaid and Stefi.
Her favorite cartoon character is Bugs Bunny
Her much loved food is Peach Cobbler
Her much loved drink is Jameson Whiskey on the Rocks
Rainer Maria Rilke is her favorite writer
Lady Gaga closely admires Carrie Bradshaw character from the ‘Sex & the City’ which was portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker.
The book Elvis & Me has been written by Elvis Presley’s ex wife Priscilla Beaulieu Presley. This book is actually the story of this famous couple of the time. The book portrays on various shades of Elvis’s life and character. I recently read this book. Here is the book review of the ‘Elvis and Me’.
The book revolves around the time when Priscilla met Elvis for the first time when she was 14, how they fell in love with each other, their marriage, the time after their marriage, the love & fights they had and eventually their divorce. Priscilla Beaulieu has narrated the entire story from her point of view. The core of the book portrays the feeling how a person loves another person unselfishly, even adapting him with his flaws. The book has been written beautifully since you can easily grow up page by page with Priscilla and her inner feelings of joy, sadness and finally her wretchedness.
I really like the book but at some portions (may be being a hardcore Elvis fan) the book does not justify (at least not me). The happy part of the book seems like a fairytale but the sad part and especially the deep sore feelings of rejection by Priscilla just made me shiver. But still a must read for all Elvis fans and those who are not Elvis fans (what are doing here?) go through it to have a keen look to the fact how one person can be selflessly in love with another. View the book at Amazon.
Michael Jackson – the name does not need any introduction. He is the ruler of rock & roll, the king of billions hearts and an singer & dancer. Here are some of the interesting and lesser known facts about the God of rock & roll himself.
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Michael Jackson was a billionaire at age of just 18.
The favorite cartoon character of Michael Jackson was Pinocchio.
Elizabeth Taylor nicknamed Michael Jackson ‘The King of the Pop’.
Jackson patented (& invented) special boots called Anti-gravity boots that he used for popular ‘lean’ in his famous music video ‘Smooth Criminal’.
Michael Jackson in his life sponsored the education of 10,000 underprivileged kids.
He suffered a rare genitical disease termed as Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
The famous song ‘Heal the World’ by Michael Jackson became the ‘World Peace Anthem’ by UN in the year 1992.
Michael Jackson has not one but two stars on the prestigious Hollywood’s ‘Walk of Fame’. One was for himself while second as a part of band Jackson Five.
He was very ticklish
Middle name of Michael Jackson was Joseph.
Michael Jackson was extremely fond of Mexican Food
Date of birth of this king of Pop is 29th August, 1958
Jackson had won 13 Grammy awards
Michael Jackson once played the role of a Scare-Crow in the Wiz (the movie version of famous the Wizard of Oz).
Michael Jackson was a pure vegetarian
Jackson is Godfather to Micheal (son of Barry Gibb’s) and Nicole Richie
Beach Boys have always been famous for their inspiring music, cool attitude and tremendously dazzling style factor. But there are some hidden factors associated with Beach Boys which entire may not be aware of.
Some of these interesting facts about the beach Boys Band are –
Dennis Wilson, the drummer of Beach Boys married many times. His sixth wife was actually the illegitimate daughter of Mike Love, his band mate cousin.
Brain was deaf by one ear.
Denis and Mike totally hated each other. The hate was of so extent that a mutual restrictive order was actually obtained in order to keep these two apart.
‘Beach Boys’ was not the first name that was chosen initially. They had names like Kenny and the Cadets but changed it to Carl and the Passions and then finally Pendletones. Then later they again changed it to Beach Lifestyle and at the last Beach Boys.
Though the name and famous albums of Beach Boys portray their Surfing love but only Dennis among them was able to surf in real practice.
The band was more of a family union. Brian, Carl and Dennis were brothers while Mike was their cousin. Initially these four brothers started the band but later on their friend Al Jardine joined them.
It is supposed that Beach Boys will make their new beginning, a strong comeback soon. Thought the original 3 members of Beach Boys band are around 70 years of age yet the world is enthusiastic over their comeback. Dennis died in 1983.
When you count on famous rock women who actually rocked the rock& roll world, one name that rules the heart of millions due to her unparalleled blend of beauty, talent and cool attitude is Amy Lee. Originally named Amy Lynn Hartzler but widely known as Amy Lee, is the lead vocalist and co – founder of popular rock & roll band Evanescence.
She is also a classically skilled pianist.
Here below are some unknown facts about Amy lee that world might does not know very well.
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She is actually scared of haunted houses
Amy loves to drive rash. She is a ruthless driver scaring off her passengers
She is a strict No diet follower. She loves full fat food
When Amy was a teenager she was a bit overweight
Amy Lee hates politics
She is a Sagittarius
Though we see her black hair but actually she has blonde hair which she has dyed.
Majority of her dresses are designed by herself
She has some allergy from lobster
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is Lee’s favorite movie
Her hobbies are drawing, painting and writing (in her journals)
She feels she has been misunderstood widely
She truly believes in supernatural
Amy Lee simply loves beaches and ocean. Beaches are her most favorite places
If Amy was not a rock singer she would either have been a nurse or a social worker
Amy Lee is intensively afraid of sharks
Halloween is her favorite holiday
When she was a kid, Amy Lee wanted to be a veterinarian
The Beatles have and still are mesmerizing the world with their bewitchery rock music. There have been numerous books written over the band. But one book that has actually mesmerized me is The Beatles Anthology [view it at amazon]. Here is a short review of the book for our rock fans.
The Beatles Anthology has been so far the best one of the best book in its genre. Actually the reason could be that it is for the first time ever that someone has tried to let the band itself tell its own success story without any outer alteration or narration. This is the strongest positive aspect of the book.
The Beatles Anthology portrays profoundly comprehensive interviews with the stars themselves – Paul, Ringo, John and George. Moreover, the book also provides incredible mixes from George Martin (producer), Neil Aspinall (manager) along with Derek Taylor (publicist/ friend and Apple guy for band).
The book starts with separate four biographies of our Heroes, told by them which is the prime asset. It proceeds ahead into detailed descriptions concerning all of their lives being together year by year. The flow of the book is amazingly interesting and holds you by its each word. To me it appears more of as a conversation instead of a mere story, which again is a big positive. This attribute of the book makes you feel their personalities strongly & clearly along with their passion and love for their band and each other.
On a finishing note, the book is equipped with several plus factors. It should not only be read by Beatles fans only but others who are looking for a close insight with true success.