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?

Hard

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

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Answer: Nine Inch Nails
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.

Easy

Kelly Rowland was once a fellow band mate of which other famous singer?

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Answer: Beyoncé
After an ultra-popular run in the early part of the century Destiny's Child, headlined by Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, disbanded in 2006, though they occasionally do reunion shows.

Medium

Justin Timberlake was the former lead singer of which famous boy band?

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Answer: NSYNC
Justin Timberlake left NSYNC when the group disbanded in 2002 and went on to become one of the top-selling musicians in history on his own.

Hard

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
"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.

Hard

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

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

Easy

The Band-Aid supergroup was formed in 1984 to raise money for famine relief in what troubled African nation?

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Answer: Ethiopia
Band-Aid consisted of mostly British and Irish acts such as U2, Wham! and Culture Club, who were committed to alleviating poverty in the East African nation of Ethiopia.

Hard

Who was the first female singer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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Answer: Aretha Franklin
In 1987, the late Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018) became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Medium

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

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

Hard

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

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Answer: Metallica
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.

VeryHard

Tamla Records is the former name of which well-established record label?

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Answer: Motown Records
Motown Records, founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy as Tamla Records, is still very influential in the American music scene after over half a century of operation.



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