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Which famous music group were formerly known as the New Yardbirds?

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Answer: Led Zeppelin
More information: In 1968 the New Yardbirds changed their name to Led Zeppelin, partially due to a copyright dispute with the Yardbirds former bassist.

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Which band recorded an album in the same California house where an infamous mass murder occurred?

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Answer: Nine Inch Nails
More information: Although he didn't think much of it when renting the place, later Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor felt regret for renting the home where Charles Manson and his followers committed the Tate murders in 1969. The Nine Inch Nails recorded most of their 1994 album The Downward Spiral there.

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In early 2019, Ariana Grande held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100. Who is the only other artist(s) to have achieved this feat prior to her?

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Answer: The Beatles
More information: The Beatles actually possessed all top-5 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week dated 4 April 1964.

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The Chainsmokers' and Halsey's 2016 track "Closer" was inspired by another song by which 1990's rock band?

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Answer: Blink-182
More information: According to the Chainsmokers', their hit "Closer" with Halsey was inspired by Blink-182's "I Miss You" (2004), with Halsey actually giving a shoutout to Blink-during the lyrics of the song.

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Which prominent British singer was declared a baron of an independent state in 2012?

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Answer: Ed Sheeran
More information: The highly-successful Ed Sheeran was declared Baron of Sealand, an independent state comprised of an oil rig off the coast of England, in December of 2012.

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Which music group holds the record for the best-selling album in United Kingdom history?

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Answer: Queen
More information: Selling over six-million copies, Queen's 1981 "Greatest Hits" album is the top seller in UK history.



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