In 2004-2005, McDonald’s paid rappers to mention Big Macs in their songs and paid them $5 each time their songs got played on the radio.
Musician Clive Wearing is suffering from an acute and long-lasting case of anterograde and retrograde amnesia and has a memory that only lasts between 7 and 30 seconds.
Mozart was one of the first music pirates. Fourteen year old Mozart, while on a visit to Rome, heard Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere once in performance in the Sistine Chapel and wrote it out from memory, thus producing the first illegal copy of this closely guarded property of the Vatican.
The band Guster, in order to deter illegal downloads, released a copy of their album with all the vocals replaced by cat meows. Example for all of you who care to hear a bit – Homecoming King
Beethoven cut the legs off his piano and placed it on the floor to feel the vibrations.
In 1972 Deep Purple “The Loudest Band On Earth” knocked 3 people unconscious with sound.
At the premiere of Beethoven’s 9th, police had to break up the applause, as the amount he was receiving was considered inappropriate for a private citizen.
Taxidermied badger and theremin combine to make the world’s weirdest musical instrument.
Eminem won an Academy Award… and slept through the ceremony while at home watching cartoons with his daughter.