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Lead singer getting murdered - The Gits
It is sad that the only notoriety this Seattle band got was their lead singer Mia Zapata's brutal slaying. She was killed on July 7, 1993, and it would be about a decade later before the killer was arrested and sent to 36 years in prison.
Becoming Nobel laureate in literature - Bob Dylan
In 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. The reason give for this honor was "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
After the Kingston show on their Man Machine Poem tour The Tragically Hip decided to take a fishing trip up in Northern Ontario
Blood Red Shoes is a two person band from Brighton, England with a boy and a girl, and that's the only thing they really have in common with The White Stripes.
Gord Downie lead singer of the Canadian band the Tragically Hip announced through their band's website that he had been battling a giloblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, for 6 weeks.
The band announced that they would work on their new album and a summer tour which would be their last one.
Julianna met Kansas City Royals' second baseman Ben Zobrist on MSN Messenger during the early 2000's, and the couple have been outspoken about their Christian faith. During the Royals run to the 2015 World Series, a pregnant Julianna sang the national anthem at the Royals home games.
Joining The North Carolina Boycott - Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam joined Bruce Springsteen and others in boycotting North Carolina over their Bathroom laws.
Bruce Springsteen canceled his band's concert in North Carolina over the state legislature's anti-transgendered law.
The law in North Carolina prevents transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender that they identify with.
Being wanted by Joan Rivers to sing at her funeral - Bobby Vinton
He was the favorite singer of the late comedian Joan Rivers. She had stated that she wanted him to sing at her funeral. Vinton, at the time of her death, was recovering from flu and pneumonia, and unfortunately his doctor wouldn't clear him to make the trip to her funeral.
In November of 2015, terrorists attacked several locations in Paris including a concert hall where the Eagles of Death Metal were giving a concert. Dozens of their fans were killed, but the band survived.
Advocating Fan Safety At Concerts - Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Dave Grohl has been a staunch advocate for fan safety at concerts and will stop a show just to talk about fan safety.
The 1986 John Hughes movie "Pretty In Pink", was inspired by the Furs' song of the same name and the band contributed a re-recorded version of that song to the film's soundtrack.
Being the butt of a joke on a TV show - Winger
In the '90s cartoon "Beavis & Butthead", the dorky kid, Stuart, always wears a Winger shirt, as opposed to the two title characters' Metallica and AC/DC shirts.
In early 2015, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson underwent treatment for tongue cancer. By August, he was completely cancer-free.
He excessively rants about anything he even remotely dislikes and it's made him a bit of an Internet celebrity.
On her 2006 tour Madonna did some provocative acts, as always. On the hit "Live to Tell" she is hoisted and strapped on a blue cross sculpture and wears a fake crown of thorns in imitation of the execution of Jesus Christ. This caused severe controversy all over the world. In Rome the Vatican and the local Muslim council wrote an open letter to her asking her not to reenact the Crucifixion scene. Madonna wrote back inviting Pope Benedict XIV to see her do it at the show. She did it anyway. After the tour ended it was figured to be the highest grossing tour revenue by a female star. She also said that the cross scenario was done to raise awareness of poor African children. Wellll....
It's Put Up Or Shut Up Time, Baby
REM's 1994 Monster Tour was affectionately dubbed as The Surgery Tour due to Bill Berry's brain surgery, Michael Stipe's hernia surgery, and Mike Mills' appendectomy.
Tommy Thayer is the only member of KISS never to have had his own unique character, or perform unmasked as himself.
Def Leppard's drummer paints in his spare time. He had an art show in San Francisco, in 2014.
Shirtlessness - Phil Collen
I don't think there exists a picture or live clip of Def Leppard's rhythm guitarist in which he is wearing a shirt.
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