Random music and band facts…

Here are some really cool and random facts that I bet you never knew!

  • Creed was the first band in history to have four number-one rock singles from a debut album.
  • Daft Punk was originally known as “Darling”.
  • Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin co-wrote the song “Shadows” of of Red’s album Innocence & Instinct, and Jasen Rauch of Red co-wrote more than 1/3 of the songs off of Breaking Benjamin’s new album Dear Agony
  • Seether is from South Africa
  • Billy Idol’s son Will is in a band called Lucas
  • Britney Spears’ song “Dont let me be the last to know” was written by Shania Twain.
  • Gavin Rossdale (he just came out with a new song called Love Remains the Same) was the lead singer of the band Bush
  • Drew Lachey was an emergency med technician.
  • Foo Fighters’ named came from the UFO’s that U.S. pilots reported seeing while patroling Germany in WWII
  • Goo Goo Dolls’ singer John Rzeznik was gonna be a plumber
  • Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong wore Jersey #8 on his high school football team.
  • Hawthorne Heights formed under the name ‘A Day In The Life’
  • Jon Bon Jovi turned down the lead role in the film version of “Footloose” in order to concentrate on the band and his music.
  • Lou Reed underwent electroshock therapy as a teenager in an unsuccessful bid to control his mood swings.
  • Michael Bolton was Paula Abdul’s babysitter when she was a child
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Songs & Remakes

There are a ton of awesome songs that have been remade, and both versions totally rock! Here are a few of the coolest:

(Original) Take On Me by Aha

(Remake) Take On Me by Reel Big Fish

(Original) Careless Whisper by George Michael of Wham!

(Remake) Careless Whisper by Seether – my favorite remake of all time!

(Original) Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode

(Remake) Enjoy the Silence by Anberlin

(Original) You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi

(Remake) You Give Love a Bad Name by Atreyu

(Original) Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas

(Remake) Carry On My Wayward Son by The Showdown

Swaptree!

I am not sure if I posted about this yet or not, I know I did on my other blog. There is this positively amazingly wonderful site called Swaptree, where you can trade books, CDs, DVDs, video and computer games all for free. ┬áThe only cost involved is postage, which isn’t much. I have been using this site for over 6 months now and in trade for some old books I found around the house I have gotten over 50 CDs by popular artists such as Green Day, Third Eye Blind, Skillet, Within Temptation, Evanescence, Bad Religion, Three Days Grace, My Chemical Romance, etc. I would highly encourage everyone to check it out – there is a link in the side bar.

  • More Favorite Albums

    Fallen

    Fallen by Evanescence

  • American Idiot

    American Idiot

  • Comatose

    Comatose by Skillet

  • Innocence & Instinct

    Innocence & Instinct by Red

  • Dear Agony

    Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin

  • Never Take Friendship Personal

    Never Take Friendship Personal by Anberlin

  • Storm the Gates of Hell

    Storm the Gates of Hell by Demon Hunter

  • Scars & Souvenirs

    Scars & Souvenirs by Theory of a Deadman

  • Phobia

    Phobia by Breaking Benjamin