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Which well-known Hollywood actor claims he turned down an opportunity to be a member of the Backstreet Boys?

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Answer: Ryan Gosling
More information: Considering the success he has achieved as a leading male actor in Hollywood, it is unlikely the Ryan Gosling - who is reputed to be a better vocalist than even Justin Timberlake - regretted his decision not to join the Backstreet Boys.

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A member of which heavy metal band wrote a popular book about his conversion to Christianity in 2007?

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Answer: Korn
More information: Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch released Save Me From Myself in 2007 which detailed his conversion to Christianity, overcoming drug addiction and leaving the music industry, though he later rejoined Korn in 2013.

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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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What is Fergie's real name?

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Answer: Stacie Ann Ferguson

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Which artist began her professional music career by being featured on Ja Rule's 2000 album Rule 3:36?

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Answer: Christina Milian
More information: Although Christina Milian already had a notable job in entertainment being the host for a show on the Disney Channel, her first professional singing gig was being featured on Ja Rule's track "Between Me and You" from his 2000 album Rule 3:36.

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Which classic 1980's band are responsible for the hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"?

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Answer: The Eurythmics
More information: "Sweet Dreams", a song about the unfulfilled ambitions of men, was released by the British duo the Eurythmics in 1983.

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R. Kelly's unforgettable "I Believe I Can Fly" was originally featured on the soundtrack of which movie?

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Answer: Space Jam
More information: The soundtrack of Space Jam - a 1996 film featuring basketball star Michael Jordan and cartoon star Bugs Bunny - included Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", perhaps the most-inspirational song to come out in the 1990's.

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Which artist(s) did US President George W. Bush once call "the biggest threat to American youth since polio"?

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Answer: Eminem
More information: In 2001, President Bush directed this unflattering comment to none other than Eminem whose brash, froward lyrics were at the time turning the American music industry on its head.

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Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb formed which successful pop group in the late 1950's?

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Answer: The Bee Gees
More information: Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb were all founding members of the Bee Gees, a band they formed in 1958.



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