Pop - Rock Music Trivia and Answers

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

Hard

Which pop musician was deported from Japan in the 1980's for possession of marijuana?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
In 1980, Paul McCartney visited Japan for the first time since 1966. What was intended to be an 11-city concert tour instead turned into the singer spending nine days in detention due to arriving in the Land of the Rising Sun with almost a pound of herb.

Hard

The first commercial music compact disc to be sold in the United States was an album by which artist?

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Answer: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen's 1984 classic Born in the U.S.A. was the first music CD sold commercially in American history.

Hard

Which rock legend's real name is William Bailey?

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

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

In 2018, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay approximately $5 million to the estate of which late musician?

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Answer: Marvin Gaye
A judge ruled that Thicke's 2013 hit "Blurred Lines", which featured and was produced by Pharrell William, was a ripoff of Marvin Gaye's 1977 track "Got to Give It Up".

Medium

Which member of Maroon 5 founded his own record label in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana?

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Answer: PJ Morton
After a 14-year absence, PJ Morton returned home to New Orleans in 2015 and eventually founded Morton Records.

Hard

A "foo fighter", upon which the famous 1990's band is named, is a term derived from which line of professionals?

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Answer: Aircraft Pilots
The term foo fighter was actually used to describe unexplained aerial phenomenon, which they sometimes thought were secret Axis weapons, by Allied aircraft pilots during World War II.

VeryHard

The theme song to the 1990's Fox Network television sitcom Get a Life was performed by which band?

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Answer: R.E.M.
The opening sequence to the hilarious Get a Life featured the memorable rock song "Stand" by R.E.M.

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In 2015, a song by which artist became the only song to have sold over a million downloads in just a single week?

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Answer: Adele
With over 1.1 million copies sold during its debut week, Adele's "Hello" reigns well above the second track on the list - Flo Rida's "Right Round" - for the song to sell the most downloads in a single week.



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