Pop - Rock Music Trivia and Answers

At TriviaQN we have a sweet spot for music in general. The pop and rock music we have all lived through has expressed the signs o' the times and we have loved it for it. We'll always love it for providing the soundtrack of our day to day. But, in addition to the soundtrack this music has also provided a huge amount of its back stages as trivia for us to marvel and to sometimes be shocked at. We are confident you know all of it. Or at least most of it. Don't you?

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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.

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Which famous American pop singer was actually born in the State of Hawaii?

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Answer: Bruno Mars
More information: Bruno Mars is not a product of North America but was actually born in Honolulu, the capitol of Hawaii, to a Puerto Rican / Jewish father and a Filipino / Spanish mother.

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Which music legend was sentenced to six years in prison in 1988?

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Answer: James Brown
More information: James Brown received a six-year sentence in May of 1988 for a number of charges, most notable perhaps being leading police on a car case through two states, though he only spent two years in prison for the charges.

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Which music diva lost both her brother and husband to cancer in 2016?

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Answer: Celine Dion
More information: Celine Dion lost her husband, René Angélil and her brother, Daniel Dion, both to cancer, within the span of two days in January of 2016.

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Mi Reflejo was a Spanish-speaking album released by which famous musician?

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Answer: Christina Aguilera
More information: Despite having an Ecuadorian father, Christina Aguilera did not know any Spanish when she began recording 2000's Mi Reflejo, which translates as "my reflection".

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The Redlands drug bust was a famous 1960's incident involving which band?

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Answer: The Rolling Stones
More information: The Rolling Stones grew in popularity after police raided Keith Richards' mansion in West Wittering, England - known as "Redlands" - and arrested he and Mick Jagger for possession of hash and amphetamines.

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In 1981, which British city granted a street name respectively to each of the four classic Beatles?

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Answer: Liverpool
More information: Paul McCartney Way, John Lennon Drive, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive are all streets you will find in Liverpool, England.

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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 singer began her rise to fame as the winner of the inaugural season of reality-based talent show "American Idol"?

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Answer: Kelly Clarkson
More information: Kelly Clarkson has achieved great success as a professional singer, with her achievements being traced back to winning the first season of "American Idol" back in 2002.

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Which rappers were admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame amid controversy - including the move being criticized by Gene Simmons himself - in 2016?

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Answer: N.W.A.
More information: Ice Cube, member of N.W.A., defended their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by stating, "You goddamn right we rock n' roll."



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