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 popular singer is affectionately referred to as "the Boss"?

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Answer: Bruce Springsteen
More information: Bruce "the boss" Springsteen is most-widely known for his 1984 classic "Born in the U.S.A.".

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Who is the first artist known for utilizing the infamous Auto-Tune vocal distortion technique?

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Answer: Cher
More information: Cher's 1998 hit "Believe" was the first song to use Antares Audio Technologies' Auto-Tune technology.

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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.

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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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Actor Keanu Reeves was a founding member of the band Dogstar. What position did he play in the band?

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Answer: Bassist
More information: Dogstar released albums in 1996 and 2000 with Keanu Reeves serving primarily the role of bassist.

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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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Urban Renewal was a 2001 tribute album dedicated to which iconic artist?

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Answer: Phil Collins
More information: The most notable track on Urban Renewal, a tribute album to Phil Collins, was Brandy and Ray J's rendition of "Another Day in Paradise".

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Kenneth Edmonds is the legal name of which prominent music artist?

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Answer: Babyface
More information: Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds decades of putting forth hit music as a singer, songwriter and producer has earned him over 10 Grammy Awards.

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Which pop music duo held a free concert in New York City's Central Park in 1981 that attracted about half a million fans?

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Answer: Simon & Garfunkel
More information: "The Concert in Central Park", which attracted a whopping half-a-million spectators, featured the short-lived reunion of Simon & Garfunkel after the pair had disbanded approximately a decade earlier.

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The late Michael Jackson is widely known as the "King of Pop". But who is considered the "Queen of Pop"?

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Answer: Madonna
More information: Madonna's influence on American and indeed global music is undeniable, thus earning her the generally-accepted title of "Queen of Pop".



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