AC/DC made history debuting at #1 on album charts in 29 countries and also has the distinction of being Columbia Records' biggest album (since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard in March 1991). Black Ice has been certified Multi Platinum in eight countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. Additionally Black Ice has achieved Platinum status in twelve countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, UK, Argentina, Singapore and New Zealand) and Gold status in four countries (Netherland, Spain, Poland and Brazil). With over 6.5 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.5 million in catalog sold, AC/DC have surpassed The Beatles as the #1 selling catalog artist in the US for 2008
In 1986, Frank Zappa's album, "Jazz from Hell" had an "explicit lyrics" warning sticker put on it by Fred Meyer Music Markets. "Jazz From Hell" was entirely instrumental.
All of the tracks On L.a Woman By The Doors were recorded live, except for a few overdubbed keyboard parts by Ray Manzarek. Morrison recorded his singing in the studio's bathroom to get a fuller sound.
As Of 2014 Elvis Presley's Brain And Heart Are Still In Storage At Baptist Memorial Hospital In Memphis Where The entertainers Body Was Taken After He Died In August Of 1977
Bohemian Rhapsody By Queen was writtin by Fredie Mercury and he first started developing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the late 1960s; Mercury used to play parts of songs he was writing at the piano, and one of his pieces, known simply as "The Cowboy Song", contained lyrics that ended up in the completed version produced years later in 1975, specifically, "Mama... just killed a man." May, Mercury, and Taylor reportedly sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day The entire piece took three weeks to record, and in some sections featured 180 separate overdubs Since the studios of the time only offered 24-track analogue tape, it was necessary for the three to overdub themselves many imes and "bounce" these down to successive sub-mixes In the end, eighth-generation tapes were used.The various sections of tape containing the desired submixes had to be spliced
Bonjovi is the first rock and roll band to have a #1 hit on the billboard hot country charts on another note ! New Jersey holds the record for the hard rock album to spawn the most Top 10 singles, with five singles charting on the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in United States. "Bad Medicine" and the ballad "I'll Be There for You", both hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100. The album's three other singles ("Born to Be My Baby", "Lay Your Hands on Me", and "Living in Sin" reached the Top 10 and were huge hits on mtv
The Monkiees had Four No. 1 albums in a one-year spanThey Also Had seven albums on the Billboard top 200 chart at the same time.the first artists achieving number-one hits in the United States and United Kingdom simultaneously They Held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart for 31 consecutive weeks, 37 weeks total.They Also Held the record for the longest stay at No. 1 for a debut record album until 1982
Eric Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Yardbirds, of Cream, and as a solo performer, being the only person to be inducted three times
Before recording "That's All Right, Mama," Elvis auditioned to be a singer in a local band in Memphis and was told by the bandleader, "Stick to driving a truck because you'll never make it as a singer!"
The Lyrics To The Song Rock N' Roll Dream By Ac/Dc Was Made up on the Spot By Brian Johnson .When Brandon O' Brian The Producer Of The Album Black Ice Which The Song Appears on Asked Johnson To Sing What Ever Came To his mind While Recording The Vocals On The Song. It was Originally Going To be a Throw Away Track But The Producer Like The Line Rock N' Roll Dream Which Had BE written By Angus Young .But After The rest of the Band Heard The Track They Loved It And Decided To Use it On The Album.
Abbey Road Studios where historic albums like Dark Side Of The Moon and SGT Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band were recorded was originally called E.M.I studios until 1970 it was'nt until the Beatles released Abbey Road Lp when it inspired Emi to change the name of the studio and also The strange final lyrics of the song Sun King Which Appeares on Abby Road by The Beatles are said to be in "italian" but only five words are in italian others are in spanish, portuguese The Final song the beatles ever worked on together Was also on this album I Want You(She's So Heavy
In 1989, the US military blared AC/DC music at General Manuel Noriega's compound in Panama for two continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
Metallica's Black Album Has Sold 52 Million Copies Since 1991 And Death Magnetic is the fifth consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on the US Billboard 200, making Metallica the first band ever to do so On December 8, 2013, the band played a show in Antarctica called "Freeze 'Em All"; thus becoming the first band ever to play on all seven continents
The Song Helter Skelter By The Beatles In British English, the term not only has its meaning of "in disorderly haste or confusion" but is the name of a spiralling amusement park slide. McCartney has used this song as a response to critics who accuse him of only writing Ballard The Beatles recorded the song many times during sessions for The White Album.On 9 September, 18 takes of approximately five minutes each were recorded, and the last one is featured on the original LP. After the 18th take, Ringo Starr flung his drum sticks across the studio and screamed, "I got blisters on my fingers!" The Beatles included Starr's shout on the stereo mix of the song sources erroneously credit the "blisters" line to Lennon; in fact, Lennon can be heard asking "How's that?" before the outburst Also Did You Know Ringo Star Is Left Handed And Can Not Do A Drum Roll
Liberty DeVitto The drummer for billy joels band taught himself to play the drums after seeing The Beatles on their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964
All of the band members of The Punk Rock Group The Ramones adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", although none of them were related.
In addition to singing and backing vocals, Lenny Kravitz plays all the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and percussion himself when recording. He won the Grammy Award for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" four years in a row from 1999 to 2002, breaking the record for most wins in that category and most consecutive wins in one category
The Album Abbey Road By The BEATLES was a massive commercial success. It sold four million copies in its first two months of release. In the UK, the album debuted at number 1, where it remained for 11 weeks Abbey Road was the Beatles' best-selling album in the US with sales of about 5 million. It has sold nine million copies.
During filming, of Follow That Dream Elvis met Tom Petty, who was only 11 years old at the time. Petty's uncle was involved in the production of the movie. Shortly afterwards, Petty swapped his slingshot for a friend's collection of Elvis records. On Another Fact As an infant Elvis survived a tornado in Tupelo, MS, that killed 233 people.
Mike Nesmith Of the Monkees won the first ever Grammy award for a Music Video (longform) for "Elephant Party . Also The Monkees were the first group to use The Mooge Synthesizer on a pop album.The Doors were Second
Presence by Led Zepplin was recorded in just eighteen days with Robert Plant in a wheelchair.Because of serious injuries he sustained from a car accident on the Greek island of Rhodes on 5 August 1975,It was particularly challenging for Plant. The studio was in a basement of an old hotel, and the singer felt claustrophobic. He also experienced physical difficulties as a result of his car accident According to Guinness World Records 2009, Led Zeppelin hold the world record for the "Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert" as 20 million requests for the reunion show were rendered online
In 1970, MGM records, under the leadership of President and future lieutenant governor of California, Mike Curb, canceled the recording contracts of 18 of their acts because they believe the performers promoted hard drugs in their songs. Among those who were dropped were squeaky clean night club performers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. Interestingly, they kept Eric Burdon and War, who made drug references in most of their songs.
Through out the fifties, Frank Sinatra frequently criticized rock music, much of it being his reaction to rhythms and attitudes he found alien. In 1958 he lambasted it as "sung, played, and written for the most part by cretinous goons. It manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth but yet he sang the smash hit "You and Me", By Alice Cooper he also covered Elvis Presley's hit "Love Me Tender" as well as works by Paul Simon ("Mrs. Robinson"), George Harrison ("Something") and Joni Mitchell("Both Sides Now
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd became the band's first #1 on U.S. charts and is one of the biggest-selling albums both in U.S. history, and worldwide, with 40 million copies sold. The album stayed on the Billboard Top 200 for an unprecedented 741 weeks (including 591 consecutive weeks from 1976 to 1988), establishing a world record. During the recording of "The Dark Side Of The Moon", the guys from Pink Floyd wrote on little papers questions like "Are you afraid of death?" and gave them to everybody that was working at Abbey Road studio at the time. This included all the roadies, sound technicians, the Irish doorman, and even Paul McCartney who was recording with wings The answers to the questions were recorded, and the best ones were put on the disc. However, Paul's answers weren't put on the disc because "he tried to be funny" And Also the "Wish You Were Here" LP was originally released in blue plastic shrink wrap; you could not see the cover unless you bought it.When The Album Was Released, Columbia Records Could Not Press Enough To Keep Up With The High Demand
The album from The Rolling Stones Tattoo You was Originally Called Tattoo but somehow the You was added before the albums Release And no one in the band autherizeds the change Keith Richards thought Mick Jagger undermined him and changed the title But to this day Mick Jagger claimes he does not know who changed the titleThey appropriately go down as the most enduring rock group in history at fifty years to date. Their extensive discography is comprised of; 29 studio albums, 10 live albums, 31 compilation albums, 3 extended plays and 92 singles. On 23 May 2010, the re-issue of Exile on Main St. stormed at No. 1 in the UK charts, almost 38 years to the week after it first occupied that position. The Rolling Stones are the first act to ever see a classic work return to No. 1 decades after it was first releas
Shakira was rejected from the school choir because the teacher thought she sounded like a goat
At The Moment John Lennon was pronounced dead The Beatles All My Loving Was Playing On The Radio
During the 1991 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour, Sammy Hagar would go under the stage to where he had a tent and "have brutal sex with 5 or 6 girls at a time everynight during Eddie Van Halen's 20 minute solo". Also During His solo Career Sammy Hagar Was Kicked Of The Kiss Love Gun Tour For cussing on Stage.At The Time Kiss Where Attracting A younger Fan Bass So They Never Cussed On Stage In The Seventies. Another Fun Fact is Van Halen's website Once claimed the band was working with David Coverdale
PRINCE WAS SUPPOSED TO RECORD "BAD" WITH MICHAEL JACKSON, BUT HE REFUSED MJ because the opening line of the song "Your butt is mine” did not sit well with him
If you Listen Closely to The Vinyl Version Of The Elvis Song Inheret The Wind As The Song Begins You Can Hear The Producer Count Down 123223 Before Elvis Starts To Sing
Ronnie Van Zant Of Lynard Skynrd Always performed on Stage Barefoot
Paul McCartney is listed in The Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history with sales of 100 million singles and 60 gold discs, Paul McCartney became the Most Successful Songwriter who has written/co written 188 charted records, of which 91 reached the Top 10 and 33 made it to No.1 totalling 1,662 weeks on the chart (up to the beginning of 2008).In the US, McCartney has achieved thirty-two number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including twenty-one with The Beatles, one as a co-writer on Elton John's cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", nine solo, with Wings or other collaborators, In the UK, McCartney has been involved in more number-one singles than any other artist under a variety of credits, McCartney has twenty four number-one singles in the UK, including seventeen with the Beatles, one solo, and one each with Wings, McCartney is the only artist to reach the UK number one as a soloist ("Pipes of Peace"), duo ("Ebony and Ivory" with Stevie Wonder), trio ("Mull of Kintyre", Wings), quartet ("She Loves You", The Beatles), quintet ("Get Back", The Beatles with Billy Preston in fact. In May 1997, Paul McCartney broke his own world record by obtaining his 81st gold disc In 2012, McCartney was awarded the Million-Air Award from Broadcast Music, Inc for over 4 million performances of the song Live And Let Die in the US
Aug. 8, 1969: Because of a hangover, Rick James skips a party at Sharon Tate’s house and avoids being killed by Charles Manson’s followers.
Elvis Has sold over 1,300,000,000 albums worldwide; more than any other musical artist/group in the world, including The Beatles. Has more multiplatinum album sales than any other performer, with twelve albums selling over 2 million copies.In 2005, Forbes magazine named Presley, for the fifth straight year, the top-earning deceased celebrity, grossing US$45 million for the Presley estate during the preceding year. In mid-2006, top place was taken by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain after the sale of his song catalogue, but Presley reclaimed the top spot in 2007.
Rock and Roll Over By Kiss was actually recorded live with over dubbs added later The album was recorded at the Star Theatre In order to achieve the required drum sound for Rock and Roll Over , Peter Criss played in a bathroom at the Star Theatre and communicated with the rest of the band via a video link. Also more interesting is Some early pressings of the album Creatures of the Night mistakenly contained one full side of John Cougar's American Fool. Both Kiss and Cougar were under the umbrella of Mercury Records at the time.Today, those mistake albums are highly sought after by Kiss collectors on another note Portions of Kiss Alive! were actually over dubbed with the band playing in the studio and the crowd noise was taken from different show When Ace Frehely Recored His Debut Song On Vocals Shock Me He was so insacure about his singing voice that he did his vocal in the studio laying on his back on the floor And he also never had a gutiar lesson Paul Stanley was born without an ear canal in his right ear - and for much of his life he couldn't hear anything on his right side at all.He now has a bone conduction device WHICH MAKES IT Possible to hear And Eric Carr Was Left Handed In Everything He Did Expect Play Drums
During the last years that Elvis Presley performed live, he opened his shows with "The Theme From 2001". When asked about it, Presley said that he felt the number 2001 had a special significance in his life that he couldn't explain. Elvis died August, 16, 1977, which numerically is 8-16-1977. When these numbers are added up, they equal 2001.
Anton Fig Drummer for Ace frehley and David letterman's show and who was a ghost drummer on Kiss dynasty and unmasked was asked by Paul Stanley Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley to be the bands next drummer .The next day Paul And Gene decided that he was not what they were looking for So This Made Him a kiss member for one day .
Contary to popular belief the song Rock around the clock is not the first rock and roll song but "Rock Around the Clock" is often cited as the biggest-selling vinyl rock and roll single of all time. The exact number of copies sold has never been audited; however, a figure of at least 25 million was cited by the Guinness Book of World Records in its category "Phonograph records: Biggest Sellers" from the early 1970s until the 1990s, when the advent of compact discs led to Guinness discontinuing the category. Guinness consistently listed "Rock Around the Clock" as having the highest claim of any pop music recording, Sales figures as high as 35 to 40 million have been cited in various reference books and by media, , whilst a "more than 30 million copies" figure was quoted by Star, as early as 1983, A frequently used piece of promotion regarding the song is that it is said to be playing somewhere in the world every minute of the day
Baker Street" By Gerry Rafferty remains a mainstay of soft-rock radio airplay and, in October 2010, it was recognised by the BMI for surpassing 5 million plays worldwide. "Stuck in the Middle With You" has received over 4 million plays worldwide, and "Right Down The Line" has had over 3 million plays In a 2003 interview with The Sun (Scotland), Rafferty revealed just how profitable his biggest song had been: "Baker Street still makes me about £80,000 a year. It's been a huge earner for me. I must admit, I could live off that song alone".The "£80,000" figure has been widely repeated in newspaper articles ever since. Rafferty reputedly loathed the 1992 dance music cover version of "Baker Street" by Undercover, but it earned him another £1.5 million, selling around three million copies in Europe and America
The RIAA established the Platinum Record in 1975. The first album that was award this was "The Eagles: Their Greatest Hits" which sold in excess of 25 million copies and also the first album to be given gold award is Elvis Presley's first lp" 56" It was certified Gold on 11/1/1966 and Platinum on 8/10/2011 by the RIAA