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What are various bands best known for outside of their musical abilities? Kiss for example are best known for their makeup.

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Yugoslavia Touring - The Ramones
The Communist government of Yugoslavia stepped out of power in January 1990 and the almost-constantly touring Ramones jumped on the opportunity and played some gigs in that country in 1990 and 1991, merely months before the violent breakup wars began.
I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
Yugoslavia Pre-Breakup Tour - Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
When the Communist government of Yugoslavia stepped down from power in January 1990, this led provisions for free elections in all 6 constituent republics and oblasts. The band Carter the USM was touring Yugoslavia in the spring of 1991 and already they could sense the extreme ethnic tensions boiling in that country, even amongst their audiences. They would be one of the last bands to tour that region for several years.
1991 - The Year Yugoslavia Broke (Up)
RCA Logo Parody - Def Leppard
The debut album from Def Leppard is the 'Def Leppard EP' released in 1979 and the album cover is a parody of the painting His Master's Voice (the logo used by RCA which depicts a dog named Nipper listening to a Victrola record player), with a leopard in place of the dog.
Hearing Leopard
'Lovesexy' album cover - Prince
Oh my! Prince is NUDE, sitting on a flower! However he's got one leg propped up enough so you don't see his privates (whew! The morals of America are SAVED once again. LOL).
Astronaut of Love
Continuous Track Sequeing - Prince
The CD version of the 'Lovesexy' album, at least the original 1988 issue - has all the tracks sequenced into one long continuous 'mefley' track, sort of like the Stars On 45 albums of the early 80s were made.
Astronaut of Love
strange esoteric lyrics - Duran Duran
It's common for a band's singer to write the lyrics - it's that way for Bono of U2, for instance and for DD's Simon Le Bon it's the same way. Songs like ''Hold Back the Rain', Union Of the Snake', 'The Reflex', 'Save a Prayer', 'Notorious', 'Is There Something I Should Know?', 'The Chauffer' ('sing blue silver' -WHAT?!!), 'Serious', 'View to a Kill', 'Cracks In the Pavement' ('my head is so full of chopstick / I don't like it' ROTF, LMFAO) and more. These are very catchy songs - a delight even now but the lyrical content is so STRANGE to say the least. Even the other Durans have said that they no idea what goes on in Simon's head when he writes the lyrics! Oh well. Simon Le Bon is no Simple Simon. He's a terrific poetic writer. Still, he uses such funny flowery metaphors and overall in several Duran Duran songs the lyrics MAKE NO SENSE. Anyway, I love Duran Duran and I'll take their strange lyrics ANYDAY over the crap that passes for lyrics today ('My Humps', yeeeccchhh).
Rio Is My Girlfriend
3 names for an EP - Metallica
On August 21, 1987 Metallica released an EP of covers of 70s and 80s glam, heavy metal and punk songs 'The $5.98 E.P. : Garage Days Revisited' on LP and cassette. The CD version was titled, 'The $9.98 CD: Garage Days Revisited'. All these versions had a sticker commanding, 'DO NOT PAY MORE!'. These same songs were released on the 1998 'Garage Inc.' compilation which had some really awful crap on it. The EP was re-released in 2018 by itself as 'The $5.99 E.P. : Garage Days Re-Revisited'.
Orion
Legally Changing Her Name - Lights
She was born as Valerie Anne Poxleitner and at age 18 she legally changed her name to 'Lights'. Yet there was already a signed band with that name, so having her name officially changed was a way to use it despite a possible copyright clash. Go figure. Anyway since she married Beau Bokan of the metalcore band Blessthefall and now she's Lights Bokan.
Turn Out the Lights, Lights!
Logo On CDs - Lights
On her CDs and on the album covers, there's a funny circular logo that Lights uses. It's on all her releases.
Turn Out the Lights, Lights!
Comic Book Fan - Lights
Lights is a fan of the comic book genre. Her 2008 debut EP shows her hand-drawn comic style self-portrait on the cover, and her 2017 CD 'Skin and Earth' is a concept/story album with a comic book that she wrote and drew herself that ties in to it.
Turn Out the Lights, Lights!
The Vancouver Bra Incident - Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde)
Platinum Blonde is famous for having girls throw their bras on stage during their shows. One such incident took place in February 2014 when they did a show in Vancouver, BC, Canada when a huge bra came on stage.
Mark picked the bra up and said: "who owns this?"? A girl waved her hand and he said: "good lord! How are those even up?"?
Mark discovered that a really pretty girl had thrown the bra on stage with her mother sitting right behind her.
Celeste
Being Frankie J Grande's Sister - Ariana Grande
Frankie J Grande, who appeared on the CBS reality show Big Brother 16, revealed to his fellow houseguests that he's Ariana Grande's older brother. When Frankie won a letter from home he got a letter from his sister. Ariana said that she was super proud of him for doing what he was doing on Big Brother 16.
Celeste
Being Compared To Talking Heads - Spoons
Critics in 1981 declared Spoons first album Stick Figure Neighbourhood to be "The best album that Talking Heads Never Wrote!" It does sound a bit like something Talking Heads would write. :)
Celeste
Having A Sharp Whistle That Hurt Jordan's Ears - Jonathan Knight (New Kids On The Block)
In the interview with Much News Weekly, Jonathan Knight is seen calling out papparatzi who were filming the band from below. Jonathan gave a sharp whistle which baby brother Jordan could hear from 5 ft away.
Celeste
Being Inducted Into The Canadian Music Hall /Fame - Barenaked Ladies
They performed together at the Juno Awards ceremony in Vancouver for the first time in 9 years with all members/former members present.
Celete
Being Intentionally Kept Away From Their Father - Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson
Brian Wilson, who's daughters Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson make up 1/2 of the pop trio Wilson Philips, was bedridden for several years and was being intentionally kept away from his family by his psychologist.
Brian was finally able to make peace with his daughters in early 2004.
Celeste
Being At The Bottom Of Tipper Gore's List - Cyndi Lauper
The Filthy Fifteen list with She-Bop which was said to be about masturbation.
Celeste
Don't Compare Me To My Father - Jakob Dylan
During a Much Music interview with VJ Bill Welychka, Jakob Dylan was asked about his father. He said simply "Don't judge me based on what my father did."
Celeste
Being An Advocate For Hearing Loss - Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde)
In the years after Chris Steffler left the band due to having severe tinnitus, Mark became an advocate for those who like Chris suffer through hearing loss and don't take care of it.
Chris had suffered a lot because he hadn't taken care to make sure that his hearing didn't suffer further due to the loud sounds that he encountered due to his drums and his fans screaming.
Celeste
Being Kylie's sister - Dannii Minogue
That's what she's best known for.
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