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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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On the weekend of November 21, 2008 Kenny MacLean and Mark Holmes both of the 1980s band Platinum Blonde announced to a crowd at Mark's Mod Club Theatre in Toronto that the band was planning a comeback and that rehearsals would begin on Monday November 24.
But before any rehearsals could begin Kenny's bandmates had become increasingly concerned when he had failed to answer his phone.
Kenny's sister went to his apartment and found him in his recording studio bathroom collapsed and unresponsive. Media outlets in Toronto had begun reporting that Kenny had died from a drug overdose but initial autopsy reports stated that Kenny had a massive heart attack.
Appearing on an episode of "Married With Children - Anthrax
The episode was "My Dinner With Anthrax". It was hilarious!
Driving Cats Bonkers! - AC/DC
A university (maybe in London) has conducted research on cats by playing various types of music and then certain songs to see how they react emotionally, sleep wise, etc. They've discovered that there's ONE song that gets cats agitated, unable to sleep, feeling disturbed, on guard and incapable of relaxing. That song is the 1990 hit "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC.
Krazee Khat
Getting Knocked Out During An Argument - Glenn Danzig (The Misfits)

This video shows Glenn Danzig of The Misfits getting knocked out by Danny Marianino of North Side Kings after an argument turns somewhat heated. You can hear some of the Misfits fans defending Glenn.
Keeping His Word To Reunite With His Band - Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde)
After the death of his friend and bandmate Kenny MacLean in 2008, Mark Holmes decided to reunite with his former bandmates Chris Steffler and Sergio Galli so that he could keep his word to Kenny that reuniting the band was important.
Nearly Scotching His Career - Elvis Costello
In March 1979 Elvis Costello was in a Holiday Inn bar in Columbus, Ohio and he was slushed big time and in an argument with Stephen Stills and Bonnie Bramlett. he referred to Ray Charles a “blind, ignorant n***er” and James Brown a “jive-ass n***er.” This got printed and his reputation was in danger. He apologized and made a lame excuse of "trying to get out of a stupid conversation". He then participated in the charity event “Rock Against Racism”, which he had done before and since. Ray Charles expressed forgiveness by saying that "drunken talk shouldn't be printed".
American Attraction
High Praise For His Best Friend - Mike Reno (Loverboy)
Mike Reno the lead singer of Loverboy talked about Donald "Scott" Smith his best friend who was lost at sea in 2000.
Lazy eye/drooping eyelid - Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
Thom Yorke was born with his left eye paralysed, meaning he had five operations on by the time he six. Allegedly the fifth one was "botched", leaving him with a drooping eyelid (which makes him instantly recognisable).
Being referenced on Regular Show - Chad & Jeremy
In a 2012 episode of Cartoon Network's Regular Show, the antagonists were named Chad and Jeremy, a possible reference to this group.
Tragic death - Eric Carr
KISS drummer Eric Carr lost his battle with cancer on November 24th, 1991. He was only 41.
All three of the Top 40 singles issued from the 1979 album "Damn The Torpedoes": "Refugee", "Don't Do Me Like That" and "Even the Losers" feature Tom Petty shouting, "Oh oh oh!" right near the end of all 3 songs.
Leet It All Out
messing with the Material Girl - Vanilla Ice
he was in an 8 month romantic relationship with Madonna during 1990 - 1991. Some of the pictures in her 1992 porno book "Sex" feature Vanilla Ice.
I Remember Now
arrest for theft - Vanilla Ice
he got arrested in 2015 for theft from a house in Florida that's in his home improvement reality TV show. In 1991 he was busted for another kind of theft by David Bowie and Queen. (Editor's note: Please do not refer to items as "recent". At some point, they won't be.)
U Got Criminal Cred Now
home improvement reality TV show - Vanilla Ice
that's right. It's been on the DIY network for four seasons now.
Am I Hallucinating?
Big Dud Movie - Vanilla Ice
"Cool As Ice" debuted in the cinemas in October 1991 to generally terrible critical reviews. It was released on VHS in early December, shortly before Christmas. This movie had none of the marquee value Vanilla Ice had earlier that year with his role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II and his song "Ninja Rap".
I Remember Now
Licensing his KISS persona - Ace Frehley
Ace still owns the rights to the Spaceman character, despite not being in KISS since the early-2000s. This means that Tommy Thayer has to pay him a sufficient amount of money to use the Spaceman persona.
Insane popularity in Japan - Cheap Trick
In Japan, Cheap Trick are often called the American Beatles. I also shouldn't have to say it, but "Live At Budokan" was originally a Japan-only release. And their only official compilation album has an extra disc on the Japanese version.
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.

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