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....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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).
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.