Keith Richards woke up in the middle of the night, laid down and recorded a 30 second guitar riff for what would be the song Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No). The following 40 minutes on the tape recorder is him snoring.
Eminem recorded his Slim Shady LP under the influence of ecstasy. Dr. Dre described the experience by saying “We get in there, get bugged out, stay in the studio for f*ckin’ two days. Then you’re dead for three days. Then you wake up, pop the tape in, like, ‘Let me see what I’ve done.“
There is a violin made out of stone that is fully playable.
The band The Postal Service was sent a cease and desist letter by the US Postal Service for trademark infringement of their name. After negotiations, the USPS allowed the band to use the name in exchange for playing a free show at their national conference.
The first known musical road, the Asphaltophone, was created in October 1995 in Denmark, by two Danish artists. The Asphaltophone is made from a series of raised pavement markers, spaced out at intermittent intervals so that as a vehicle drives over the markers, the vibrations caused by the wheels can be heard inside the car.
During the recording of Iron Maiden’s “Number of the Beast”, unexplained phenomena occurred. This all climaxed when the producer, Martin Birch, was involved in a car accident with a mini-bus transporting a group of nuns, after which he was presented with a repair bill for £666.
Musician Jim Sullivan recorded an album in 1969 called U.F.O. with cryptic lyrics about desert highways and strange lights. 6 years later he disappeared without a trace, his car abandoned on the desert road.
Florida passed a law requiring toddlers in state-run schools to listen to classical music every day, and in 1998 the governor of Georgia budgeted $105,000 per year to provide every child born in Georgia with a tape or CD of classical music.