Music Trivia and Answers

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Which of the following rock legends died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound?

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Answer: Kurt Cobain
More information: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994. Although his career was very brief, he established himself as one of the greatest rockers in modern history.

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Which reality TV star was a cowriter of TLC's 1999 hit "No Scrubs"?

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Answer: Kandi Burruss
More information: Being more than a reality TV star, Kandi Burruss is also an accomplished musician, earning a Grammy Award for her writing contributions to "No Scrubs".

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As of the first 35 years of the existence of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1983 - 2018), who is the only artist to have been inducted on three separate occasions?

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Answer: Eric Clapton
More information: As of 2018 Eric Clapton is the only artist to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times - once as a member of the Yardbirds (1992), another as a member of Cream (1993) and finally as a solo artist in 2000.

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Lady Gaga derived her stage name from a song performed by which legendary band?

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Answer: Queen
More information: Queen's 1984 song "Radio Ga Ga", about the rising dominance of television over radio, is where Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, derived her stage name from.

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In 1989, which pop group was formed consisting of members from the 1980's boy band New Edition?

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Answer: BBD
More information: New Edition backup vocalists Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe went on to form BBD and achieve headline fame in their own right.

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In 2018, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay approximately $5 million to the estate of which late musician?

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Answer: Marvin Gaye
More information: A judge ruled that Thicke's 2013 hit "Blurred Lines", which featured and was produced by Pharrell William, was a ripoff of Marvin Gaye's 1977 track "Got to Give It Up".

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Which band saw its original members reunited for the first time in 24 years during the 2005 Live 8 concert in London?

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Answer: Pink Floyd
More information: Since 1979, Pink Floyd had seen a couple of its original, "classic" members come and go and come again, but it wasn't until the 2005 Live 8 benefit concerts that all four of them had reunited.

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What was Jimi Hendrix's real name?

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Answer: James Marshall Hendrix

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Nicki Minaj had a well-publicized beef with which fellow "American Idol" judge during her employment as such on the show in 2012?

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Answer: Mariah Carey
More information: The American Idol spotlight was apparently too small for both Minaj and Mariah Carey, so the two had a popular tiff from 2012 to 2013 which more or less ended when they both left the show after only one season.



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