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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What is the stage name of David Evans, who has been a prominent rock star throughout the last quarter of the 20th century and beyond?

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Answer: The Edge
More information: David Evans is better known by his stage name, the Edge, as he serves as lead guitarist for Irish rock band U2.

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In 2014, music producer Dr. Luke initiated legal action against which pop singer?

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Answer: Kesha
More information: The lawsuit of Kesha v. Dr. Luke began in 2014 with Luke filing charges of defamation and breach of contract against Kesha, and Kesha and her mother countersuing for sexual harassment, emotional distress, etc. As of the beginning of 2019 the case is yet to be resolved.

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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.

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Jim Morrison was the lead singer of which prominent 1960's rock band?

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Answer: The Doors
More information: Jim Morrison lead the Doors from 1965 until his untimely death in 1971 at the young age of 27.

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International music sensation ABBA originate from which European country?

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Answer: Sweden
More information: ABBA, hailing from Sweden, is one of the most-successful groups in music history.

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Which rock legend's real name is William Bailey?

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Answer: Axl Rose
More information: William Bailey's stage name, Axl Rose, is actually an anagram for "oral sex".

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Which famous contemporary pop singer has a tattoo of Jesus Christ on one of his calves?

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Answer: Justin Bieber
More information: Amongst Justin Bieber's numerous tattoos is a pretty-large depiction of Jesus' face on his left calve.

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The Grateful Dead's highly-devoted fanbase are known as what?

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Answer: Deadheads
More information: Rock musicians are known for having the most-loyal fanbases of all genres of music, and amongst these none are more distinguishable than the Grateful Dead's Deadheads, who were known to travel from city-to-city following the band.

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Which music icon began his career as a member of a group called The Wailers?

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Answer: Bob Marley
More information: Few musicians, if any, have had as much of a profound impact on global culture than the late Bob Marley (1945 - 1981). Marley began his musical career with the reggae band, The Wailers.

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The Tbilisi Rock Festival was a famous musical event held In which country?

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Answer: Soviet Union
More information: The Tbilisi Rock Festival was the first official music event of its kind in the Soviet Union when it was held in 1980. As such, it marked a significant date in the history of Soviet/Russian rock music.



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