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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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Using "Spring Breakers" for Cover Art - Daddy
James Franco's new band Daddy used Franco's co-stars of "Spring Breakers" (which includes Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens) as cover art for its debut EP "Motorcity". The cover art features the girls posing in bikinis with fake Daddy tattoos.
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Not Revealing Their Faces - Daft Punk
Not one performance of Daft Punk's shows the members faces, which are usually hidden by masks or are replaced by animation. They also never show their faces when at interviews or awards ceremonies.
Being The Only Left Handed Drummer - Dan Todd (Platinum Blonde)
Dan is a unique kind of drummer. Not only does he sing with Mark and Sergio but he's also left-handed. So anytime a stage crew sets up his drums he has to supervise them so they don't set his drums up for a right-handed drummer.
Taking Over Chris Steffler's Spot On The Drums. - Dan Todd (Platinum Blonde)
When Chris Steffler was afflicted with tinnitus in December 2012 the recruited a number of drummers that included Dan Todd. On a recommendation from bassist Rob Laidlaw Dan was recruited to take over Chris's spot while he was healing his ears.
Exotic Outfits - Dana International
The Israeli 1997 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Dana International (Sharon Cohen) is known for her really outré outfits.
Susanna Viljanen
Posing Nude - Danni Minogue
In October 1995, Danni Minogue posed nude for the Australian edition of Playboy Magazine (as a blonde)!
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Playboy - Dannii Minogue
She apparently did some Playboy photos to pay debt after her divorce.
Being X-Factor judge - Dannii Minogue
She got very infamous for not clapping for Jamiroquai performance, there...(apparently Jay Kay had said she was only good for having a pretty face).
Being Kylie's sister - Dannii Minogue
That's what she's best known for.
Living Not Far Away From His Song Writting Partner - Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates)
According to an episode of Behind The Music, Daryl Hall and John Oates lived on the same block growing up. When they went to college, where they became roommates and friends.
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.
No Can Do
Why Didn't He Just Stop? - Dave Gahan
In an interview with Much Music Dave Gahan was talking about Kurt Cobain's suicide and drug use.
Dave blurted out that he was thinking to himself "What a selfish prick! Why didn't he just stop?"?
Dropping an F-Bomb at a Fighting Fan. - Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl stopped mid performance of Skin And Bones when he saw a man in a striped shirt fighting at his show. The incident caused Dave to drop the mother of all F-Bombs. I wonder if the Foo Fighters will ever be invited to the I-Tunes Festival after this incident?
Playing On Other People's Records - Dave Grohl
In a 2006 Much More Music interview Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters openly admitted to always wanting to work. He appeared on several musician's albums including David Bowie, the Queens of the Stone Age, and Mike Watt.
Advocating Fan Safety At Concerts - Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Dave Grohl has been a staunch advocate for fan safety at concerts and will stop a show just to talk about fan safety.
rejecting awards from the queen - David Bowie
it's said he was chosen for an OBE as well as being knighted, but turned both down as it wasn't what he worked for.
Mental Illness Running In His Family - David Cassidy
Earlier this year singer and Partridge Family alumni David Cassidy revealed to the world that he had inherited dementia from his mother, actress Evelyn Ward. She wasn't the only one who suffered from mental illness.

David's father Jack Cassidy had bipolar disorder and died in an apartment fire in 1976 when he lit a cigarette, fell asleep, and lit up his couch.

Jack's body was found near the front door of his apartment and had to be identified through dental records.
sex organs insured by Lloyd's of London - David Lee Roth
he has received letters and paternity suits many times.
Sowing the Seeds of Love
Having his own web show - David Lee Roth
Diamond Dave has a web show. That's all.
New Solo Career - Dee Dee Ramone
Bassist Dee Dee quit the band in 1989 to pursue a solo career. He did continue to write and provide songs for the Ramones band. His first album was a rap/rock collection released under the moniker "Dee Dee King". It had the Cold War/wrestling parody "The Crusher". That tune also appeared on the last Ramones studio album "Adios, Amigos!" re-recorded with lead vocals by Dee Dee's replacement C.J. (sometimes "C. Jay") Ramone. Dee Dee guested on the Ramones' final show, along with members of Rancid, Motorhead and more. He released a few more solo albums and he married a German girl MUCH younger than he was. However, he kept battling addiction to Chinese Rock heroin and he lost his fight with it in 2002. He was 50.
Jimi Ramone
Defending Rock N'Roll - Dee Snider
Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" was written in response to the PMRC music trials in the 1980's. More recently, Dee Snider has fought back against fellow musician Gene Simmons' "rock is dead" comments.
TV background music - Deer Mother
One of their most popular songs "Danger" was used as background music in the Freeform dramas "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters," as well as an episode of the Disney Channel series "Stuck in the Middle," and the MTV drama "Finding Carter."
The Skuz
Cheesiest. Video. Ever. (Rock of Ages) - Def Leppard
In one part, Joe (I think) his holding a sword, puts it down, and it turns into a guitar.
Having an one armed drummer - Def Leppard
Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident in 1984 because of an infection after, so he's learned to work around that by playing with his feet and remaining arm.
War Coverage - Def Leppard
At the outro of "Gods Of War" ,a song which is about nuclear war, there is TV / radio broadcast coverage featuring sound bites from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher and bomb and missile attacks from the 1986 U.S. war with Libya the year before.
Roc Bird
3 Shows, 3 Continents, 1 Day - Def Leppard
Def Leppard entered the Guinness Book of World Records by performing three concerts on three continents in one day (Tangiers, Morocco; London, England; and Vancouver, Canada) - October 23, 1995. Africa, Europe, North America. Is this what Prince had in mind when he wrote 'Around the World in One Day'?
Major Jet Lag City Boy
RCA Logo Parody - Def Leppard
The debut album from Def Leppard is the 'Def Leppard EP' released in 1979 and the album cover is a parody of the painting His Master's Voice (the logo used by RCA which depicts a dog named Nipper listening to a Victrola record player), with a leopard in place of the dog.
Hearing Leopard
Being a cartoon - Dethklok
One of today's most popular metal bands aren't even real people: they are an Adult Swim cartoon.
DJ Blaze
Extremely unique takes on classic songs - Devo
Devo have done rather adventurous versions of songs by Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Cheap Trick.
Wearing Lampshades on their Heads - Devo
those red things...
Knock Michael Down, Michael Dethrones You - Dexy's Midnight Runners
This is a bonafide fact. Michael Jackson's biggest hit was "Billie Jean", the 2nd single from the classic groundbreaking "Thriller" album. That song occupied the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven consecutive weeks. It was bumped off to the #2 position by "Come On, Eileen (Too-Ra-Ay)" by Dexy's Midnight Runners. That delightful Celtic folk flavored number had already hit the top in the UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada, and now the US. The next week that song was knocked down to #2 by another Michael Jackson hit, "Beat It".
Eileen's Lover
Having a lot of their songs covered by Metallica - Diamond Head
Metallica have covered at least five Diamond Head tracks, with a rumored six more covers in existence.
nickname of his most devoted fans - Dick Dale
they call themselves "Dick Heads". Honest! At his shows vendors sell T-shirts and some of them sport the phrase "I'm a Dick Head". They're the ones saying it, not me although his shows are electrifying and he's a real cool pleasant dude. Check him out.
Heads Up! 7Up!
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.
Opie M.
Their Political Views - Dixie Chicks
Or rather it was Natalie Maines's political views that caused a lot of contreversy.
At a concert in France Natalie Maines blurted out to a crowd at a concert in France that she was "embarrassed that President Bush is from the state of Texas" which prompted protests, public steam rollings of their CDs, death threats, and Radio station bans of the Dixie Chicks's music.
Puffed-up cheeks, bent trumpet - Dizzy Gillespie
The jazz great's cheeks puffed up when he played, giving him more air for performing. His trumpet was accidentally bent in the early 50's, and he liked the sound of the damaged instrument so much that he had future horns bent in a similar fashion.
Todd W. Zimmerman
Having Keanu Reeves on bass guitar - Dogstar
Keanu Reeves is still one of the most recognizable celebrities in Hollywood. Ironically, there was another band called Klaatu (Reeves' character on "Day The Earth Stood Still"), which recorded a song called "Dog Star".
A great catchphrase - Dokken
"Dokken Is Really Rokken" was this Melodic Hard Rock group's slogan and it also served as a way to remember the proper pronunciation of the band name.
Another Rokken Slogan - Dokken
"Rokken With Dokken" is another popular slogan for the higher IQ glam metal band Dokken.
U Got Me Rokken
Her Enormous Breasts - Dolly Parton
Recently, they are causing her to have back aches.
Godmother to Miley Cyrus - Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus' godmother according to her website. To honor her, Cyrus has posted a new video on her YouTube account that presents an excellent rendition of Dolly Parton's early-'70's country classic "Jolene."
Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Unorthodox Time Signatures - Don Ellis
The jazz trumpeter and arranger used unusual time signatures (9/2, 7/4, 17/8) in his charts. It was joked that the only chart that Ellis wrote in 4/4 was "Take Five" (which was written in 5/4 time)
Todd W. Zimmerman
Crude remarks about Glenn Frey and vomit - Don Henley
Before The Eagles reunited in 1994, Henley was asked during a news conference if he would ever work with Frey again. His response was: "I'd rather eat my own vomit."
Throwing her used tampon into a crowd at a concert - Donita Sparks
During the 1992 Reading Festival, the then-L7 singer/guitarist was angry that mud was being thrown at her by the crowd. In protest, Sparks took her tampon from her pants and threw it back at them, yelling "Eat my used tampon, M***********s!" (Sparks has also exposed her privates during a late-night British entertainment show.)
Ramones References - The Donnas
The punk band the Ramones used stage names with "Ramone" as the surname. The punk rock girl band the Donnas do something similar, except their stage names consist of "Donna" followed by a letter. Guitarist Alison Robertson goes by the moniker "Donna R". Terry Castellana the drummer = "Donna C". Singer Brett Anderson = "Donna A" and Maya Ford = "Donna F" the bassist. All band members were born in 1979 and they got together in the 8th grade. This band continued on during high school when they known as the "Electrocutes".
Now THIS Is The REAL Girl Power!
hits in previous bands - Donnie Iris
In the early 70s Donnie was in the band the Jaggerz, which scored a #2 hit called "The Rapper". A few years later he spent about a year in the group Wild Cherry, known for the classic "Play That Funky Music". After that band imploded Donnie Iris struck out on his own and scored some solo hits in the hard rock and new wave styles.
Star Cruiser
Being A White Rapper - Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block)
Donnie wrote the rap song Games because he was tired of critics saying that they were studio magic drumpt up by producer Maurice Starr.
Purple socks - Donny Osmond
During the height of his fame in the 70's, they were his favorite fashion item.
Martha Hankins
Hosting a talkshow with his sister - Donny Osmond
The Donny and Marie show debuted in 1996 and lasted for a year before being cancelled, officially, in 1999.
Hosting a game show - Donny Osmond
Donny hosted a revival of Dick Clark's "Pyramid" a few years ago.
Martha Hankins
Getting booted-off of Ed Sullivan - The Doors
You thought the FCC was strict now, back then they told Jim Morrison not to say 'higher' on "The Ed Sullivan Show" since the FCC thought it was a Drug Reference. But still...The Doors sang "Light my Fire" without any alterations...and never played on Ed Sullivan again, even Sullivan was upset as well since he refused to shake their hands after their first and last performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"!
Paul Warren
Having the most difficult "Guitar Hero" song ever. - Dragonforce
Dragonforce's song "Through The Fire And Flames" is widely acknowledged as the hardest song to play in the entire "Guitar Hero" video game series.
Becoming popular through a video game - DragonForce
It was terrible! I have listened to DragonForce for years but all of a sudden they had a huge breakout when their song, "Through The Fire And The Flames" was featured on Guitar Hero 3.
Their hair - Dragonforce
All of the members except Dave have very long hair, which, according to Wikipedia, they have a pact never to cut. The result: Herman Li looks like a horse in the Sonic Firestorm booklet.
DJ Blaze
Having a song become a hit through a video game - Dragonforce
"Through The Fire And Flames" reached an insane level of popularity due to it's inclusion in Guitar Hero III.
DJ Blaze
Their lyrics - Dragonforce
Apart from having awesome guitar solos, Dragonforce is also known for having song lyrics that sound like the plot to Final Fantasy. As a matter of fact, a fan once called their music "Nintendo Metal."
Exotic outfits - Dschinghis Khan
The band members each wore exotic outfits depending on which song they were performing.
Dylan Baranski
Being Princess Diana's Favourite Band - Duran Duran
Duran Duran played the Prince's trust in 1983 to tens of thousands of screaming fans. Princess Diana talked to them and told them that she was a big fan.
strange esoteric lyrics - Duran Duran
It's common for a band's singer to write the lyrics - it's that way for Bono of U2, for instance and for DD's Simon Le Bon it's the same way. Songs like ''Hold Back the Rain', Union Of the Snake', 'The Reflex', 'Save a Prayer', 'Notorious', 'Is There Something I Should Know?', 'The Chauffer' ('sing blue silver' -WHAT?!!), 'Serious', 'View to a Kill', 'Cracks In the Pavement' ('my head is so full of chopstick / I don't like it' ROTF, LMFAO) and more. These are very catchy songs - a delight even now but the lyrical content is so STRANGE to say the least. Even the other Durans have said that they no idea what goes on in Simon's head when he writes the lyrics! Oh well. Simon Le Bon is no Simple Simon. He's a terrific poetic writer. Still, he uses such funny flowery metaphors and overall in several Duran Duran songs the lyrics MAKE NO SENSE. Anyway, I love Duran Duran and I'll take their strange lyrics ANYDAY over the crap that passes for lyrics today ('My Humps', yeeeccchhh).
Rio Is My Girlfriend
Pre-Show Jam Sessions - Duran Duran
John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Andy Hamilton all jam together before a show where they discuss about their favourite music.

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 Fans - Duran Duran
Duranies is the word that's used to name Duran Duran's fans.
Having their first video banned by MTV - Duran Duran
When MTV came on the air in 1981 Duran Duran had the dubious distinction of having their video "Girls On Film" banned by the sprouting young TV network.

At the time even talking about sex was a taboo subject. Having a racy video such as this made it that much more a taboo subject.
Thankfully Duran Duran were never subjected to the PMRC's "Explicit Lyrics" sticker guidelines. This song would have almost certainly made the group's Filthy Fifteen.
Having band members leave - Duran Duran
All three of the Taylors left Duran Duran at certain stages of the band's success. Roger first because he was a newlywed and wanted to start a family, then Andy to persue a solo career, and then John was the last original member of the band to leave. This left just Simon and Nick to pick up the pieces.

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