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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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Appearances on the Big Bang Theory - Garfunkel & Oates
Both Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci of Garfunkel and Oates have been on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory. Lindhome only made one appearance while Micucci played a character on a few episodes
Taking Over Van Halen's Lead Vocals - Gary Cherrone
Garry Cherrone was listed as Van Halen's new lead singer after Sammy Hagar's less than subtle split from the band. Sammy stated that the reason why he left is because the band wanted to make a "Greatest Hits" album and he didn't want to do that. Gary was fired shortly after joining the group due to abysmal record sales.
Lucky but Accurate American Football Predictor - Gavin Rossdale
Despite being unfamiliar with American Football (as he is British), he picked 8 of 10 games correct in NFL Network's 2008 Celebrity Picks (tied first with Natalie Coughlin, (accurate to week 10). He beat out "football-heads" like Nelly & Billy Bob Thornton, who both didn't even crack 50% correct.
Rocky Mak
Being a Jays fan - Geddy Lee (Rush)
He did grow up in Toronto and apparently is a season ticket holder.
Being a Vegan - Geezer Butler
Geezer has been a Vegan for 45 years and is often made fun of for this reason.
His Long Tongue And Spitting Out Blood - Gene Simmons
He would bite on his tongue on purpose, producing the now-famous blood spitting at KISS concerts.
Fire Breathing - Gene Simmons
Aside from spitting out blood Gene was also known for his fire breathing.
Rare Show of Anger - Genesis
During a late 1981 gig in Rotterdam, Netherlands Genesis played some older prog material and some new stuff from the ABACAB and DUKE albums and some fans were booing at the new 80s radio-friendlier songs and throwing stuff on the stage. During an intermission the 3 band members came to a mic and mentioned about the boo-ers and they said that those naysayers can meet them after the show and 'we'll kick the fucking shit outta ye!'. Genesis is not known to be a bunch of rude boys but they sure got peeved that night. Watch out!
I Saw Genesis at Oho State University
synthesizer music - George Harrison
in the late 60s George released "Electronic Sounds", one of the first all-synthesizer albums ever. George would later put his Moog synthesizer to use on subsequent Beatles albums and in his solo career.
Pisces Rocker
planting the seeds of world rock music - George Harrison
George got a sitar and learned how to make it talk. The Beatles hit "Norweigian Wood" is one of the first uses of a non-Western instrument in a rock'n'roll song. Other artists have been inspired by this (did somebody mention Peter Gabriel?).
Pisces Rocker
Being the first former Beatle to have a #1 single - George Harrison
"My Sweet Lord" hit #1 on Billboard's charts in October, 1970.
Body Building - George Lynch
While on hiatus from Dokken he entered and one a few competitions.
All 50 States in 50 Nights - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
George Thorogood and the Destroyers were a guest opening act for the Rolling Stones on their famous autumn 1981 US tour. Sometime after opening for the Stones George Thorogood and the Destroyers played a headlining tour of their own. They played a single gig in every US state, covering all US states in a 50-day span with no nights off. In mid 1982 the band would become legendary with their signature song 'Bad To The Bone'.
I Got Stoned 2X At Ohio State University
Comic books - Gerard Way
He's an fine arts major and drew the graphic novels that The Umbrella Academy is based on.
His eyeliner - Gerard Way
I guess his role model was King Tut. ;-)
Looked as old as he is only now. - Ginger Baker
Taking a look at all the three of Cream, I cannot but remark, that Ginger is about to be passed by on the right, by Bruce and Clapton.., face-wise, that is. Listening to what I can find of his most recent drumming work, it becomes obvious, that he has also not aged in any significant other way.
Athletic Ear
Lead singer getting murdered - The Gits
It is sad that the only notoriety this Seattle band got was their lead singer Mia Zapata's brutal slaying. She was killed on July 7, 1993, and it would be about a decade later before the killer was arrested and sent to 36 years in prison.
Sheila Oh
Getting Knocked Out During An Argument - Glenn Danzig (The Misfits)

This video shows Glenn Danzig of The Misfits getting knocked out by Danny Marianino of North Side Kings after an argument turns somewhat heated. You can hear some of the Misfits fans defending Glenn.
Using CGI Animation In Their Video - Godley and Creme
Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were one of the first pop acts to use CGI, Computer Graphic Imaging, animation in their video for Cry. They used CGI animation to disove their faces and a bunch of other people's faces one into the other.
CGI was very advanced back in the 1980s an other people used it after Cry was released.
Gord Downie's book Secret Path about Chanie Wenjack a 12 year old indigenous boy who was forced into a residential school in Kenora and then ran away. Chanie died from starvation in 1966 just 40 KM from his home. Pearl Wenjack, Chanie's sister and herself a residential school survivor, decided to tell of the misguided deeds that were done to First Nations children by the Church and the government. [br] [br] In a Heritage moment Pearl told the story of the cultural genocide that was happening "Kill the Indian in the child."
Bridging The Racial Gap. - Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip)
On the last stop of the Man Machine Poem tour in 2016 which was in The Hip's home town of Kingston, Ontario Gord Downie brought forth the plight of indigenous people of Northern Ontario and of Chanie Wenjack a 12 year old Ojibwa first nations boy who escaped from a residential school in Kenora, Ontario. Chanie died of starvation and exposure just 40 KM from his home.[br] Chanie's sister Pearl became good friends with Gord and he called out Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to find out "what the hell went on up there?"?
Announcing His Brain Tumor Diagnosis - Gord Downie(The Tragically Hip)
Gord Downie lead singer of the Canadian band the Tragically Hip announced through their band's website that he had been battling a giloblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, for 6 weeks.
The band announced that they would work on their new album and a summer tour which would be their last one.
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.
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.
Being animated (literally) - Gorillaz
They never show their real faces or appear live, so the British techno-rock band is virtually animated. The members are named 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel.
Declaring herself "Too old to Rock and Roll" - Grace Slick
In the late 80's she abruptly left Starship (originally Jefferson Airplane), citing her age. When interviewed on VH1 in 1998, she stated "all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire" Despite this, she has occasionally made appearences, most notably her post-9-11 reunion with Starship where she went on stage in a burqa.
His artwork and paintings - Graham Coxon
Graham also very famously does cool art. They fetch for a lot of money. You can see some of his paintings on the covers for all his albums and singles (except A+E) as well as 13 by Blur, B-Sides Gig EP by Blur, and Music is My Radar by Blur.
Having a future "Office" cast member in the band - Grass Roots
When the American version of "The Office" debuted, Grass Roots guitarist Creed Bratton joined the cast as a fictionalized (and nastier) version of himself.
Brian Kelly
Dead (as in real dead) keyboard players - The Grateful Dead
Namely, Pigpen, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, and Vince Welnick. Tom Constanten is (for now) the only surviving Dead keyboardist, and currently with Jefferson Starship.
Having a big fan with two NBA championship rings - The Grateful Dead
Former NBA player turned commentator Bill Walton is a huge Grateful Dead fan, which he has admitted to. The 6'10" Walton earned the nickname "World's Tallest Deadhead".
Thier Fans - The Grateful Dead
Known as "Dead-Head's", these otherwise average citizens, have formed a strange sub-culture that will do anything, and go almost anywhere just to breath the same air as these sloppy hobo's. (I dont get it and probably never will)
Deadliest rock concert in history - Great White
In 2003, Great White were doing a concert at a small nightclub in Rhode Island when they set off fireworks. BAD IDEA. A fire started, and 100 people, including a guitarist, died. I'm surprised no one's mentioned this yet!
Looking awesomely sexy - Green Day
They look sexy every day, moment and time!!!!!
dressing emo and looking scary - Green Day
billie joe always has eyeliner on, and all of them have a lot of tattos, they curse alot, and a lot more
Wacky Album Titles - Greg Kihn Band
They put out albums with goofball titles based on Greg's last name. Examples include: Rockihn-Roll (sp?), Kihntagous, Kihnspiracy, Kihntinued, Citizen Kihn and Kihnsolidation. You get the drift.
California Star
The use of 'Uh uh uh ...' in their songs - Greg Kihn Band
In several Greg Kihn songs like "The Breakup Song", "Reunited", "Lucky" and others he often uses some variation of "uh uh uh" or some similar sequence of "uh"s in a song's verses or chorus.
California Star
Monster costumes, "splatter" special effects - GWAR
This goofy metal band is known for its over-the-top costumery and gross humor.
Her look - Gwen Stefani
Gwen's platinum blonde hair and red lips are what she's best known for.
Being Married To Gavin Rossdale Twice - Gwen Steffani
In the summer of 2002 Gwen Steffani and former Bush singer Gavin Rossdale were married twice. The first ceremony was for Gavin's family and took place in the english countryside. The second ceremony was for Gwen's family and took place in a church in Los Angeles. The Rossdale's son was born 3 years later.

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