Entries Beginning with G
Appearances on the Big Bang Theory - Garfunkel & Oates
Both Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci of Garfunkel and Oates have been on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory. Lindhome only made one appearance while Micucci played a character on a few episodes
Taking Over Van Halen's Lead Vocals - Gary Cherrone
Garry Cherrone was listed as Van Halen's new lead singer after Sammy Hagar's less than subtle split from the band. Sammy stated that the reason why he left is because the band wanted to make a "Greatest Hits" album and he didn't want to do that. Gary was fired shortly after joining the group due to abysmal record sales.
Despite being unfamiliar with American Football (as he is British), he picked 8 of 10 games correct in NFL Network's 2008 Celebrity Picks (tied first with Natalie Coughlin, (accurate to week 10). He beat out "football-heads" like Nelly & Billy Bob Thornton, who both didn't even crack 50% correct.
Aside from spitting out blood Gene was also known for his fire breathing.
He would bite on his tongue on purpose, producing the now-famous blood spitting at KISS concerts.
in the late 60s George released "Electronic Sounds", one of the first all-synthesizer albums ever. George would later put his Moog synthesizer to use on subsequent Beatles albums and in his solo career.
George got a sitar and learned how to make it talk. The Beatles hit "Norweigian Wood" is one of the first uses of a non-Western instrument in a rock'n'roll song. Other artists have been inspired by this (did somebody mention Peter Gabriel?).
"My Sweet Lord" hit #1 on Billboard's charts in October, 1970.
Body Building - George Lynch
While on hiatus from Dokken he entered and one a few competitions.
I guess his role model was King Tut. ;-)
Taking a look at all the three of Cream, I cannot but remark, that Ginger is about to be passed by on the right, by Bruce and Clapton.., face-wise, that is. Listening to what I can find of his most recent drumming work, it becomes obvious, that he has also not aged in any significant other way.
Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were one of the first pop acts to use CGI, Computer Graphic Imaging, animation in their video for Cry. They used CGI animation to disove their faces and a bunch of other people's faces one into the other.
CGI was very advanced back in the 1980s an other people used it after Cry was released.
They never show their real faces or appear live, so the British techno-rock is virtually an animated band. The members are named 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel.
The singer, bassist, guitarist, and drummer of the band are each represented by a cartoon character (2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel respectively). Their music videos are all in animation (and really awesome, by the way), and I'm pretty sure that you don't ever actually see the main band members at concerts, just silhouettes.
Declaring herself "Too old to Rock and Roll" - Grace Slick
In the late 80's she abruptly left Starship (originally Jefferson Airplane), citing her age. When interviewed on VH1 in 1998, she stated "all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire" Despite this, she has occasionally made appearences, most notably her post-9-11 reunion with Starship where she went on stage in a burqa.
Graham also very famously does cool art. They fetch for a lot of money. You can see some of his paintings on the covers for all his albums and singles (except A+E) as well as 13 by Blur, B-Sides Gig EP by Blur, and Music is My Radar by Blur.
Having a future "Office" cast member in the band - Grass Roots
When the American version of "The Office" debuted, Grass Roots guitarist Creed Bratton joined the cast as a fictionalized (and nastier) version of himself.
Former NBA player turned commentator Bill Walton is a huge Grateful Dead fan, which he has admitted to. The 6'10" Walton earned the nickname "World's Tallest Deadhead".
Known as "Dead-Head's", these otherwise average citizens, have formed a strange sub-culture that will do anything, and go almost anywhere just to breath the same air as these sloppy hobo's. (I dont get it and probably never will)
Namely, Pigpen, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick. Tom Constanten is (for now) the only surviving Dead keyboardist, and currently with Jefferson Starship.
In 2003, Great White were doing a concert at a small nightclub in Rhode Island when they set off fireworks. BAD IDEA. A fire started, and 100 people, including a guitarist, died. I'm surprised no one's mentioned this yet!
They look sexy every day, moment and time!!!!!
billie joe always has eyeliner on, and all of them have a lot of tattos, they curse alot, and a lot more
They put out albums with goofball titles based on Greg's last name. Examples include: Rockihn-Roll (sp?), Kihntagous, Kihnspiracy, Kihntinued, Citizen Kihn and Kihnsolidation. You get the drift.
In several Greg Kihn songs like "The Breakup Song", "Reunited", "Lucky" and others he often uses some variation of "uh uh uh" or some similar sequence of "uh"s in a song's verses or chorus.
Monster costumes, "splatter" special effects - GWAR
This goofy metal band is known for its over-the-top costumery and gross humor.
Gwen's platinum blonde hair and red lips are what she's best known for.
Being Married To Gavin Rossdale Twice - Gwen Steffani
In the summer of 2002 Gwen Steffani and former Bush singer Gavin Rossdale were married twice. The first ceremony was for Gavin's family and took place in the english countryside. The second ceremony was for Gwen's family and took place in a church in Los Angeles. The Rossdale's son was born 3 years later.
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