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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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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.
Beating cancer - Bruce Dickinson
In early 2015, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson underwent treatment for tongue cancer. By August, he was completely cancer-free.
Rants - Axl Rose
He excessively rants about anything he even remotely dislikes and it's made him a bit of an Internet celebrity.
Mocking Christ - Madonna
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
The Surgery Tour - REM
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.
Only KISS member without his own persona - Tommy Thayer
Tommy Thayer is the only member of KISS never to have had his own unique character, or perform unmasked as himself.
Painting - Rick Allen
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.
Drug Use - Eminem
In 1999, he kept referring to drugs, like in Role Model he says "Smoke w**d, take pills" and in Kill You in 2000 he says "I invented violence you venomous volatile b****es, Vain Vicodin"
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

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