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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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World's Dumbest - Leif Garrett
From 2008 to 2013, Garrett was one of the celebrity commentators on TruTV Presents World's Dumbest. Garrett left the show when Meetinghouse Productions wanted to go in a different direction, not bringing back all of their celebrities known for their criminal records, including Garrett.
The most ridiculous lyric censorship ever - Kurtis Blow
When "Basketball" appeared in the soundtrack of NBA 2K12, the line "Ralph Sampson is really mean" was partially censored since 2K Sports couldn't get the rights to use Sampson's name in the game.
Defending Rock N'Roll - Dee Snider
Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" was written in response to the PMRC music trials in the 1980's. More recently, Dee Snider has fought back against fellow musician Gene Simmons' "rock is dead" comments.
Producing Weird Al Yankovic's first few albums - Rick Derringer
That pretty much says it all. I actually didn't realize it was the same guy who did "Hoochie Koo" until I looked it up on Wikipedia!
Portraying the Devil in "Jesus Christ Superstar" - Vernon Reid
Guitarist Vernon Reid passed some of the time away from his band, Living Colour by appearing as Lucifer in a stage production of the iconic musical. From what I hear, he was good.
First modern Glam Rock group - Spacehog
Spacehog, who formed in the 1990's, play a style of music strikingly similar to 1970's "Glam Rock", personified in the mainstream by acts like David Bowie, T Rex and Queen, all of whom Spacehog have cited as major influences.
MOARMUSE is the cry of this bands' fan base, who refuse to accept that Muse have not achieved the music video game status of, say, Queen or the Foo Fighters.
Scariest music video ever - Peter Gabriel
The music video for Peter's hit song "Sledgehammer" has given many people horrifying nightmares.
"Chuck Norris" of the musical world - Lemmy
Take any Chuck Norris joke, replace Chuck with Lemmy. It really works!
Appearing in a Discover Card commercial - Steel Panther
The band members played the fictional band, Danger Kitty, in a Discover Card commercial from around 1999. Danger Kitty even had their own website, which made reference to Steel Panther's famous all-cover L.A. gigs.
Starting an album cover trend - Ratt
Ratt were the first Glam Metal band to hire Playboy models to appear on their album covers. A lot of other bands copied this idea, and it became one of the iconic things about 1980's music.
Notoriously bad live singing - Vince Neil
Vince, the frontman of Mötley Crue, is known for forgetting the lyrics, coughing and employing backup vocal recordings during the band's last decade or so of touring.
Being the first band ever to contractually retire - Motley Crue
Motley Crüe signed a contract preventing them from ever touring together as Motley Crue again after their "Final Tour".
Famous Actress Mom - Lenny Kravitz
Roxanne Kravitz was an actress who broke color boundaries on the 1975-1985 TV sitcomb "The Jeffersons". She portrayed the black wife of a white man - a pioneering role in American television. Her son Lenny Kravitz is a famous rocker and when his first expired he put out a killer hits compilation and started up his own label - named ROXIE RECORDS, INC. after his mother, who passed away around Y2K.
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Funky Islamic Rockers - Kool & The Gang
Robert "Kool" Bell (bass) = MUHAMMAD BAYYAN Ronald Bell (tenor sax, keyboards, synthesizers) = KHALIS BAYYAN Kevin Bell (keyboards, guitars) = AMIR ABDUL-SALAAM BAYYAN, These 3 guys are brothers and they are Muslims. So is Cleveland Brown, the group's personal consultant + correspondence manager. Also, their #1 hit "Celebration" was inspired in part by the teachings of the Holy Quran. - from the liner notes of the band's 1979-1987 Best-Of.
Real Islam Good, Fanatix Not Good
Vines - Brendon Urie
Panic! at the disco frontman Brendon Urie is known for making numerous videos on the social networking site "Vine".
Extraordinary + Mysterious Past - Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (real name "Farrokh Bulsara") was the lead singer of Queen. He was an ethnic Parsi who had grown up in India and Zanzibar. When he was 17 he along with his family emigrated to the UK to escape political and ethnic violence as British colonial power in the island was weakening and a revolution was brewing there fast. The Bulsara family moved into a house in the Feltham neighborhood in London - only a few hundred yards away from where a fellow student and future astrophysicist named Brian May lived. As Paul Harvey used to say on the radio, "and now you know the rest of the story".
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Turning down a request from PETA - Pet Shop Boys
At one point in their career, Pet Shop Boys were asked for a name change to Rescue Shelter Boys. But they politely turned down the offer.
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His songs in Dance Central games with his moves - Usher
On Dance Central 3 and its associated DLC, a few of his songs are playable with the use of choreography from Usher himself (notably "Scream" and "OMG").
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Disney covers - Stellar Kart
Since 2011, Phoenix, Arizona-based Christian pop punk band Stellar Kart has covered seven songs from five Disney movies on two EP's, including three from 2013's Frozen.

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