The College of Rock Knowledge

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Question: It was this band's second song off their second album, and their first Top 20 hit too. Originally, the lead singer wanted to call it "Dance, Lolita, Dance" but the guitar player thought a different title would be better, so they changed the title and chorus. What band is it, and which song is it?

Answer: Originally, David Lee Rogh had a different title in mind for Van Halen's "Dance The Night Away" until Eddie Van Halen has his say.

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Question: In the video for this song, there's a scene where they put a ring on the finger of an actress, who was also the singer's girlfriend at the time. The ring was supposed to look like it cut the woman's finger for the video, and the actress insisted that they actually cut her finger to make it seem more realistic. Do you know the video?

Answer: Billy Idol's "White Wedding" included a scene where they put a ring on actress Perri Lister's finger - who was also Billy Idol's girlfriend at the time.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Question: This band first started to make waves around the New York/New Jersey area when what would be there first single won a local radio station song contest. That original recording, however, only featured the lead singer who would also eventually become the namesake for the band we know today?

Answer: Bon Jovi made waves around the New York/New Jersey area with their song "Runaway," which won a local radio station song contest.

 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Question: Back in the 1960's, the Secret Service gave Dr. Max Jacobson a codename, because he would inject his famous clients, like the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe with what he called vitamins, but was basically speed. That codename also inspired this band's 1989 song and album title. Which band is it, and what is that famous codename?

Answer: The Secret Service gave Dr. Max Jacobson the famous codename "Dr. Feelgood," which would go on to inspire Motley Crue.

 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Question: Which lead singer and drummer performed at both Live Aid concerts in 1985? The first was at Wembley Stadium in London, then they flew on the Concord to New York to play drums for the much anticipated Led Zeppelin reunion.

Answer: Phil Collins performed at both Live Aid concerts (London and New York) in 1985, including picking up drummer duties for Led Zeppelin's reunion.

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