Music Trivia and Answers

Easy

The first successful mainstream collaboration of rock music and rap music featured Aerosmith teaming up with which rap crew?

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Answer: Run DMC
More information: Aerosmith and Run DMC's 1986 hit "Walk This Way" is considered to be the song which officially introduced White audiences to rap music, which is one of the reasons why both groups currently reside in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hard

Which of the following famous singers is actually godmother to Elton John's two sons?

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Answer: Lady Gaga
More information: After being impressed with her skills in managing his eldest son, Zachary, Elton John also named Lady Gaga the godmother of the younger, Elijah.

Hard

Which famous rock band was founded by Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield?

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Answer: Metallica
More information: Formed in California in 1981, Metallica's timelessness is manifest in the band producing an album, "Hardwired… to Self-Destruct", which debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 approximately 35 years later and was their sixth-consecutive album to do so.

Medium

Who was the headline performer featured at the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
More information: The globally-popular Paul McCartney closed out the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, reportedly only collecting $1.57 for his services.

Medium

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.

Easy

Which singer ripped up a photograph of the Pope on international television?

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Answer: Sinead O'Connor
More information: While appearing on sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live in October of 1992, Sinead O'Connor made international headlines after ripping up a picture of Pope John Paul II and other actions to disgrace the global figure.

VeryHard

The classic dance song "Electric Boogie" (aka Electric Slide) was written by which iconic songwriter?

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Answer: Bunny Wailer
More information: Neville "Bunny Wailer" Livingston's songwriting skills extend beyond just reggae, as he also penned the hit American dance song "Electric Boogie".

Hard

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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