Nirvana was earlier called Skid Row — Skid Row happens to be the name of another Heavy metal band that was formed on 1986 in New Jersey. That’s not it, there was another Irish Blues band by the name Skid Row during the 1960s— Phill Lynott and Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy played for this band.
Eddie and the Hot Rods
This band was from Essex and were formed in 1975. They were ardent admirers of occultist Aleister Crowley and they wrote a song that was inspired by his motto — ‘Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law’. The song was called “Do Anything You Wanna Do”, an ode to self-empowerment. What they did wrong was, they had a comicized picture of him on their album cover. This did not go down well with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin (a follower of Crowley), who we now know as one of the best guitarists in the world. It is believed that this angered Page, and he sent them into a curse.
Do you know who the bassist of this band was? Do you?
K E A N U R E E V E S.
The day I found out, I listened to all their songs. They even performed at ZEE Cine Awards in India, year 2013.
Florence and the Machine
Florence Welch is one of my favorite vocalists. She is believed to have spent her childhood singing at funerals.
Alanis was an actress as a child. She was on the Nickelodeon show You Can’t Do That On Television at age 10, and appeared in a movie a year later with Matt LeBlanc (Heart eyes) as her boyfriend. In 1992, she moved to LA and was on TV sitcom Just One Of The Girls.
Love the way you lie
Not a Rock band fact but here it goes – It was originally written by the power house of talent, Skylar Grey, but couldn’t record it with Eminem cos she was touring in Dublin, Ireland at the time and couldn’t find a studio to re-record her demo vocals.
Sex Pistols, an English band formed in 1975 became the most controversial band in 1977 for their song ‘God Save the Queen’. The sales figures of this song were rigged and was banned to be played as the top 1 track on television by BBC for ‘bad taste’. They were also kept away from BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ as the number one band that week. The song was released just a day before the Queen’s Jubilee, but it wasn’t written specifically for it. 4 decades later, the band opened for the Olympic Games, 2012 in London in the very presence of Her Majesty.
Alternative – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lLkugejUqAyZxUi7t4nw2?si=DMG4H1v-S1G7KzDWtiZEjg
Rock Classics – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/43NuHCkO3btjW11icjN1Qh?si=dzx2Nr1OTfSTBbN1eBbcVA
Rad All Day.