37 Funky Facts About Bands That Rocked The World – Part 1

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26The Wall

The Wall

Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" is cyclical, with the phrase “Isn’t this where..." "...we came in?” split in half between the first and last song. When the two songs are spliced together, the complete phrase "Isn’t this where we came in?” forms, proposing that Pink's story repeats itself.

27. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album was so popular, it had a German factory pressing nothing but that album 34 years after it was first released.

28. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" spent 741 weeks on the billboard charts, from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album.

29. Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd members helped to fund the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

30. Aerosmith earned more money from Guitar Hero than from any of their albums.

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Aerosmith had once written the music for a song, but couldn't come up with any words. They finally got their inspiration when they went to see Young Frankenstein movie. The song was Walk This Way, became one of the band's biggest hits.

32. In 1994, Guns N' Roses Bassist Duff McKagan bought $100,000 in stock in Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks.

33. Axl Rose once postponed a Guns N’ Roses show because he was watching TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze.

34. In 1984, Steven Tyler heard an old Aerosmith song on the radio and didn't recognize it due to memory loss from years of drug use. He suggested to the band that they record a cover version. Joe Perry told him "It's us, fu*khead."

35. Guns N' Roses hit song Sweet Child o' Mine came under controversy in 2015 when a very similar sounding track by a lesser known Australian rock band was discovered to have been released 6 years prior. Upon hearing the song, Guns N' Roses's bassist, Duff McKagan, called the similarities "stunning."

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36David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie had an affair with the mother of Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash.

37. Before Guns N'Roses, Slash once auditioned for the band Poison. He decided not to join when he was asked about wearing makeup.

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