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What are various bands best known for outside of their musical abilities? Kiss for example are best known for their makeup.

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Having her first child out of wedlock - Wynonna Judd
When she became pregnant in 1994, much was made over the fact that she was not married to the father at the time. She did eventually marry the father while she was pregnant with their second child and this ended up being the first of her now-three marriages.
Filming Romantic Traffic In The Yonge/Bloor Subway - Spoons
The Romantic Traffic video which was directed by Nile Rogers was filmed in the Yonge/Bloor Subway station in Toronto, Ontario.
Having a degree in Phsychology - Gordon Deppe (Spoons)
Got his degree in psychology from McMaster University and graduated with full honours. He was the first one in the band to graduate from University.
Clintion supporter - Katy Perry
In the 2016 Presidential, Katy was a huge supporter of candidate Hillary Clinton and did a performance of her hit songs "Rise" and "Roar" during the campaign for Clinton with the lyrics slightly edited so they applied to Clinton.
Being An Under Age Keyboard Player - Rob Preuss (Spoons)
When Rob Preuss was 15 he joined the Spoons but he needed permission from Liquor Control, The Musicians Union and his mother to be in the bars and the clubs where the Spoons were playing
The contract that Was signed by Rob's mother stipulated that he wasn't allowed to be at the bar area or consume any alcoholic beverages. That he was only allowed in the backstage and on stage areas. This contract was for musicians who are under age but still wanted to play with a band.
Being in a personal and working relationship - Gordon Deppe and Sandy Horne (Spoons)
I'm not quite sure what the details were but Sandy told the story of how she and singer Gord Deppe were a couple who broke up before the filming of the video for Romantic Traffic.
Suicide - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Kurt Cobain isn't the only Seattle grunge singer to die by way of suicide. On May 17, 2017 Chris Cornell the lead singer of Soundgarden was found in his Detroit, Michigan hotel room of a suicide by hanging.
Gay Lover Rumor - Daryl Hall/John Oates
in the mid 80s there was a rumor that these 2 guys were gay lovers, perhaps even legally married in California (!). A 1985 Rolling Stone issue featuring an interview with them debunked this rumor skillfully once and for all.
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Being married to a football (soccer) star - Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham, nee Victoria Adams, has been married to David Beckham since shortly before the turn of the millennium. She's probably much better known for that nowadays than for her music, including her time as Posh Spice (1/5 of the Spice Girls)
Being the namesake of another performer - Selena
Mandy Dawn Cornett must have been a fan, because she named her daughter, Selena Gomez, after this singer whose life was tragically cut short.
Leaving her husband for a fellow singer - Amy Grant
She was for many years (by all appearances) happily married to Gary Chapman and had three kids with him, and indeed this family life and love inspired many of her non-Gospel hits. However, she then left Gary for Vince Gill who in turn divorced his own wife Janis Gil (nee Oliver) and had a kid with him. Both claimed only being friends before their respective divorces but how quickly they got married afterwards and the timing of Amy's pregnancy announcement relative to the birth announcement left things a touch suspicious. For the record, as of this post Vince and Amy are still together.
A Future "Friends" Star Pulled Up On His Stage - Bruce Springsteen
Courtney Cox, one of the stars of Friends, appeared in Bruce Springsteen's video Dancing In The Dark. She was in the front row during Bruce's LA stop on his Born In The USA tour with her friends when Bruce offered Courtney his hand, pulled her up on stage, and started dancing with her. "Hey baby!"
Having three children but never marrying - Tanya Tucker
Her daughters Presley and Layla and son Beau were all born out of wedlock, and she never did marry the father(s) or anyone else. She's still unmarried as of early April 2017.
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Relearning To Drum After Losing His Arm - Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
After Rick's car accident he had to retrain himself to use his right arm and his feet to drum.
Getting murdered while performing onstage - Dimebag Darrell
Dimebag Darrell (real name Darrell Lance Abbott) was performing with his band Damageplan in Columbus, Ohio on when 25-year old ex-Marine Nathan Gale opened fire and shot Darrell three times, along with 3 other people. The audience thought initially that the shooting was part of an act. Although Gale was killed by a police officer, Darrell was pronounced dead on the scene. His dispute with ex-Pantera bandmate Phil Anselmo was thought to be a catalyst for the shooting before investigators ruled that out.
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Wrestling entrance themes - Motorhead
Motorhead performed three different themes for professional wrestler Triple H, most notably "The Game", his longest running theme.
Knighthood! - Ray Davies (Kinks)
Ray Davies of The Kinks recently got knighted by the Queen of Great Britain for his inciteful contributions to music.
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Coming Back To Music After Having A Stroke - Alan Frew (Glass Tiger)
For Glass Tiger singer Alan Frew seems like one of the lucky ones to be alive after having suffered a stroke in his sleep. He ingored the signs of having a stroke and went to play golf with his son and spent several weeks in the hospital and several months in rehab to get in shape and to get the mobility back on his right side.
Filming Their Earlier Videos In Exotic Locations - Duran Duran
Duran Duran filmed their earlier music videos in exotic locations such as Sri Lanka and South America.
Their outfits - Babymetal
The members of this all-female metal band from Japan are known for wearing red-and-black punk-themed outfits onstage.

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