Top 10 Facts - Music Bands #2
Fact #1

When John Lennon was asked if Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world he replied "In the world? He's not even the best drummer in The Beatles!"

Fact #2

One time Kurt Cobain and Pat Smear heard Dave Grohl playing the guitar backstage, and one said to the other "We're not even the best guitar players in Nirvana."

Fact #3

Metallica wrote the song "The God That Failed" because Hetfield's mother died due to Christian beliefs influencing her decision to reject cancer treatment.

Fact #4

The US military would play Enter Sandman for hours on end to aid in the interrogation and torture of prisoners. When asked about this, Metallica's James Hetfield responded "We've been punishing our parents, our wives, our loved ones with this music forever. Why should the Iraqis be any different?"

Fact #5

Until 2006, U2 paid no tax in Ireland due to an exemption for artists. When the exemption was capped at $315,000, the band moved its accounts to the Netherlands, rather than face a multi-million dollar tax bill for album sales and royalties.

Fact #6

Disney originally wanted ABBA to do the music for The Lion King, but ABBA wasn't available, so they went with Elton John.

Fact #7

Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd members helped to fund the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Fact #8

Led Zeppelin let Ben Affleck use "When the Levee Breaks" in Argo with the condition that they digitally alter the player's needle drop to correct spot on the record.

Fact #9

In 2000, ABBA turned down $1 billion to do a 100 concert reunion tour.

Fact #10

Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin had an improvised jam session which was recorded but never

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