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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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Being the mistress of the French president - Carla Bruni
Virtually unknown outside of Europe, she became a household name internationally in the winter of 2007-08 when she was reported to have been seen frequently alongside President Nicolas Sarokozy of France. In a surprising move, Sarkozy confirmed that they were in a relationship, though he never discussed marriage.
Being Matthew Ridge's girlfriend - Carly Binding
Carly Binding was a TrueBilss, a NZ girl band manufactured from Popstars in early 90's, then broke off solo. Matthew Ridge is like Robbie Williams in the sense that he hooked with with many women before, like Nicky Watson & Rachel Hunter (that's what he is known for after he is done with rugby and rugby league, and aside from TV shows he's in), but they are now living together. I wonder how this relationship will work out... if it does at all.
Rocky Mak
Wearing fruit on her head - Carmen Miranda
While Ms. Miranda didn't don her now-famous "fruit basket" hat in every movie where she had a guest appearance, the headwear was so original that it ended up becoming her trademark, and one that was (no pun intended) ripe for parody.
Rick O'Shea
Having undergone gastric bypass surgery - Carnie Wilson
A member of the '80s/'90s 2nd generation pop band Wilson-Phillips, Carnie stood out as she was noticeably large-framed compared to her band mates. Her figure caused her much distress and was considered a liability for the band's continuing success. After exhausting all other efforts, she decided to go under the knife. After surgery, she made the talk show circuit discussing her operation and showing off her new slender figure and she eventually reunited with the band.
Being Intentionally Kept Away From Their Father - Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson
Brian Wilson, who's daughters Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson make up 1/2 of the pop trio Wilson Philips, was bedridden for several years and was being intentionally kept away from his family by his psychologist.
Brian was finally able to make peace with his daughters in early 2004.
Kissing a 12 Year Old Boy - Carrie Underwood
At a concert in Louisville, Ky. a 12 year old male fan named Chase held up a sign asking Carrie for his first kiss. She obliged, held his hand and kissed him smack on the lips!!! Lucky kid...
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Milkwood - The Cars
Ric O(t)casek and Benjamin Orr , both of Cleveland were in a hippyish folk band called Milkwood and they made one albumin 1972. It's now a collector's item. Ocasek and Orr then briefly formed a Daryl Hall and John Oates type acoustic duo then went to Boston to eventually get in a band that would become the Cars.
I Drove My Cah In Boston!
Yugoslavia Pre-Breakup Tour - Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
When the Communist government of Yugoslavia stepped down from power in January 1990, this led provisions for free elections in all 6 constituent republics and oblasts. The band Carter the USM was touring Yugoslavia in the spring of 1991 and already they could sense the extreme ethnic tensions boiling in that country, even amongst their audiences. They would be one of the last bands to tour that region for several years.
1991 - The Year Yugoslavia Broke (Up)
Converted to Islam - Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens converted to Islam in 1978 and is now under the name Yusuf Islam. Yusuf is Arabic for Joseph.
Paul Warren
His alleged "Death To Solomon Rushdie" statement - Cat Stevens
After Solomon Rushdie released his book Satanic Verses; Cat Stevens was being interviewed made the mistake of saying that "the penalty for blasphemy against the muslin religion is death." Many people who saw Cat on TV thought that he was saying "Kill Rushdie" but Cat went on to clarify his statement saying that he was new to the muslin faith and never meant what he said as an incentive to "kill Rushdie."
Traded in Mid-Season - Cat Stevens
"Pulled the ultimite "360". Abruptly left the music world, sold off all his material goods, and now makes money for that ol' peace-nick known as Osama bin Laden
Destroying an AC/DC classic - Celine Dion / Anantasia
They performed "You Shook Me All Night Long" live in concert and the audience who had people who probably thought they're too good for heavy metal were waving the hands like a herd of sheep because their little diva was doing it. Seeing the performance video on the Net as well as lookingat the crowd's empty blank stares was sickening. GROSS!
The Glazed Look of Confusion, That Space Cadet Glo
Being referenced on Regular Show - Chad & Jeremy
In a 2012 episode of Cartoon Network's Regular Show, the antagonists were named Chad and Jeremy, a possible reference to this group.
Twisted Sister / Fallen Angel / Barracuda - Charlotte Church
she loudly had a shouting argument with her on + off boyfriend and one issue that was brought up was the way they perform S & M for sex. She was pregnant with their child and later gave birth to him. They've since reconciled (?) and plan to wed. They say they're ready for parenthood now. I hope the kid doesn't get harmed!
Touched By A Devil
Bait-and-switch rise to fame - Charlotte Church
At age 13 she first caught the world's attention with a CD entitled "Voice Of An Angel", containing hymns and traditional flokish songs. She seemed like a deeply Christian little girl with an angelic face, and a rising star with an operatic like voice. Her similarly "angelic" image continued through a Christmas CD entitled "Dream A Dream". But soon after that she let down any fans who adored her for that image, expressing a desire to have no more to do with the kind of music that brought her her initial fame, and that she wanted to be a pop diva instead. Her new image became anythng but angelic. By all acounts she reputedly turned skankish, with allegations of heavy boozing, and by all acounts turning her lungs into a toxic waste dump, and who knows what all else.
Patricia McClure
Taunting Americans for taking 9/11 "too seriously" - Charlotte Church
At some point in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Charlotte commented to the effect that Americans should "get over it", as if it were "no big deal".
Patricia McClure
Guitarist's Beard - Cheap Trick
In the mid 90s to the mid 00s or so guitarist Rick Neilson sported a very thin mustache and a beard that tapered to a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG thread that had a bag (teabag?) dangling from it. Sometime in the 00s decade he shaved it off and sold the shavings and bag on E-Bay and donated all the proceeds to charity.
I've Seen Cheap Trick Live 5X!
Insane popularity in Japan - Cheap Trick
In Japan, Cheap Trick are often called the American Beatles. I also shouldn't have to say it, but "Live At Budokan" was originally a Japan-only release. And their only official compilation album has an extra disc on the Japanese version.
Catalog Dispute - Cheap Trick
Their 1999 live CD 'Music For Hangovers' is listed as CT's SECOND official (authorized) live release. Before the Trick (and other bands) were dumped by the major record labels in the big mid 90s reshuffling, their old company Epic released 'Budokan II' in 1993. The CD tray for 'Music For Hangovers' lists their whole authorized catalog, without 'Budokan II' and it lists 2 authorized videos. The comes the disclaimer: BUYER BEWARE!: Any other Cheap Trick releases are unauthorized and not sanctioned by the band. BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK!'. The CD tray of the next album, 'Special One' from 2003 shows a panorama of authorized Cheap Trick albums incl. the 1980 EP 'Found All the Parts' but still no 'Budokan II'. Strange enough, some (but not all) of the tracks of that album appear on the 1998 2-CD set 'At Budokan: The Complete Concert' which IS listed as 'authorized' (the 1979 classic 'At Budokan' being the first).
I Saw Cheap Trick Live 5X!
Suffering For One's Art - Cheap Trick
It's a known fact that Paul McCartney screamed the lyrics to the Beatles classic "Hey Jude" so hard he passed out. Robin Zander of Cheap Trick was singing with all his heart the last line to "So Good To See You" in the studio. It goes "so glad you're going to stayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..." and when he reached the crescendo the force was so intense that Robin peed his pants!
Cheep Cheep
Naughty, Naughty! - Cheap Trick
The 'Music For Hangovers' CD has a white-on-grayish image of a bartender serving drinks to 4 women sitting on barstools - and they are NUDE! Naughty, Naughty!
I Saw Cheap Trick Live 5X!
Tattoos all over her body - Cher
These tattoos were exposed on her video "If I Could Turn Back Time".
Francis A. Sissy
Her divorce from Sonny Bono - Cher
Her marriage to Gregg Allman was messed up, too. But she and Sonny had a very messy divorce, resulting in the cancellation of their highly rated variety show.
Cell Snatch Controversy - Chris Brown
Chris Brown won't be charged with a crime after a woman claimed he snatched her cellphone when she tried to take his photo outside a Miami beach club. The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office concludes there is no evidence that Brown, 24, intended to steal the phone in Feb 2012 or that he deleted the photo. One or the other is needed for him to be charged. Prosecutors say that Brown tossed the phone from his limo and that it was picked up by security.
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Guyana Concert Canceled After Protests - Chris Brown
Organizers say American R&B star Chris Brown has canceled a Dec 26th concert in Guyana after local protests over his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Beating Up Rihanna - Chris Brown
Poor Chris's rep when down the drain when he beat up his girlfriend, Rihanna. Well, at least he learned his lesson: a true rapper never has a squeaky-clean image.
NYC Club Fight Over Rihanna - Chris Brown
Volatile R&B star Chris Brown suffered a gash to his chin in a bottle-throwing brawl over ex-Rihanna that erupted between his entourage and Drake's that were playing seperately at the same NYC nightclub.
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
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.
Having Her Erogenous Zone Pierced - Christina Aguilera
It's been widely rumored in the Dirrty video that people could see piercings in her erogenous zone. All I have to say to that is Ugh gross!
Pink flamingos on his album covers - Christopher Cross
Beginning with his self-titled debut album, the former Christopher Charles Geppert had a tendency to adorn his album covers with images of pink flamingos rather than, say, photographs of himself. His net-site even incorporates the pink flamingo into its navigation directions.
Parker Gabriel
Stupidest. Censoring. Ever. - Chronic Future
In the soundtrack of MVP Baseball 2004, the word "stuck" was censored from "Time and Time Again", just because it sounds like he is saying "f***".
Rock in Space - Chuck Berry
The Voyager 1 and 2 each have a special gold LP disk record that has on the exterior pictures of a nude male + female couple and several other references to humanity, planet Earth and where it is, the location of our solar system, etc. Play the LP on the spacecraft's player and aliens coming upon these probes will hear recorded messages, greetings in several languages, sounds of nature and more incl. music. "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry is one of the songs featured,
Interstellar Overdrive
Coprophilia and just being an all around perv... - Chuck Berry
If it weren't for Berry's bridging the gap between blues and rock, there would BE no rock. But now, he's only known for voyeurism....and that other thing.
Gary Phelps
Her dance moves - Ciara
If you see all her videos, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Voice acting for Walt Disney - Cliff Edwards
He voiced Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio (1940) and "Jim" Crow in Dumbo (1941)
Alan of Seville
Marlon Wayans' Mentor - Corbin Bleu
While out with his urban dance troupe, Corbin Bleu hired Marlon Wayans to become his mentor.
Singer of Stone Sour - Corey Taylor
As well as Slipknot,He does Stone Sour
Glenn rousseau
The Fish Cheer - Country Joe & The Fish
You all know how it goes... "Gimmie an "F"- Gimmie a "U"- Gimmie a "C" and so on." Too bad to, cause this group really DID generate some fantastic tunes.
Dying in same plane crash with Patsy Cline - Cowboy Copas
Patsy Cline's short singing career before she died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963 was sufficient to make her an enduring country music legend. Two other country singers died in the same crash, one of whom was Cowboy Copas. His career never made him so well known, and today he is probably more often mentioned for how he died along with Patsy Cline than for his music in its own right.
Regina Haniger
Starting a musical revolution - Crashdiet
Crashdiet were the first Glam Metal revival band to get any notice from anybody and now there's a whole bunch of bands following in their footsteps over in Europe and to a lesser degree here in the States.
Silver face masks - Crimson Glory
Full-faced (save for singer Midnight, whose mouth is uncovered, of course) when supporting their self-titled debut album, partial (a la Phantom of the Opera) for their second album Transcendence, and later retired afterwards. Sometimes done occasionally later on, especially with recent lead singer Todd LaTorre (now of Queensr├┐che).
Archie C.
Getting His US Citizenship - Curt Smith
Just last year Curt Smith, who is 1/2 of the british synth rock group Tears For Fears, became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. He currently lives in California with his wife and his children.
Being At The Bottom Of Tipper Gore's List - Cyndi Lauper
The Filthy Fifteen list with She-Bop which was said to be about masturbation.

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