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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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Not Having Brown M&Ms - Van Halen
The Brown M&M never gets respect (there's no Brown M character) and Van Halen is no exception. They used this policy because they wanted to make sure that their promoters have read the contract, since in one of their venues a roadie nearly got killed and wound-up with a damage bill of 85 grand!
Paul Warren
First Glam Metal band - Van Halen
Van Halen, who formed in the mid-1970s, are widely considered to be the first Glam Metal band, due to the fact that they succeeded in mixing the sounds of Pop and Heavy Metal, had a virtuoso lead guitarist and a flamboyant frontman and wrote songs about Sex, Rock And Roll and just plain having a good time, which is pretty much every Glam Metal band's requirements.
arrest for theft - Vanilla Ice
he got arrested in 2015 for theft from a house in Florida that's in his home improvement reality TV show. In 1991 he was busted for another kind of theft by David Bowie and Queen. (Editor's note: Please do not refer to items as "recent". At some point, they won't be.)
U Got Criminal Cred Now
Big Dud Movie - Vanilla Ice
"Cool As Ice" debuted in the cinemas in October 1991 to generally terrible critical reviews. It was released on VHS in early December, shortly before Christmas. This movie had none of the marquee value Vanilla Ice had earlier that year with his role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II and his song "Ninja Rap".
I Remember Now
messing with the Material Girl - Vanilla Ice
he was in an 8 month romantic relationship with Madonna during 1990 - 1991. Some of the pictures in her 1992 porno book "Sex" feature Vanilla Ice.
I Remember Now
home improvement reality TV show - Vanilla Ice
that's right. It's been on the DIY network for four seasons now.
Am I Hallucinating?
Portraying the Devil in "Jesus Christ Superstar" - Vernon Reid
Guitarist Vernon Reid passed some of the time away from his band, Living Colour by appearing as Lucifer in a stage production of the iconic musical. From what I hear, he was good.
Crossdressing - Versailles
The members of the all-male Japanese band Versailles, are also known for cross-dressing in Victorian-style outfits. Some people who are not familiar with them (especially Hizaki), have mistaken them for women.
Lefty Lucy
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)
Costumes And Performing In Gay Bars - The Village People
They were named after Greenwich Village, New York, which has a large gay/male cross-dressing population.
Their outfits - The Village People
They have always worn costumes on stage. There's a Native American, a Cowboy, a Construction Worker, a Biker/leather-man, a Cop, and a Soldier. The soldier, however, is sometimes dressed as a sailor (if they're going to do "In the Navy")
Notoriously bad live singing - Vince Neil
Vince, the frontman of Mötley Crue, is known for forgetting the lyrics, coughing and employing backup vocal recordings during the band's last decade or so of touring.
Tours with some of Europe's best bands - Vixen
These four female rockers played live as a supporting act for (West) Germany's Scorpions and Sweden's Europe in 1989, and England's Deep Purple in 1991. Later, in 2005, they coheadlined with their fellow female quartet, Girlschool, also from England, for some performances there.
Joey F.
Getting Punched in the Face by Jack White. - The Von Bondies
The main singer of the Von Bondies, Jason Stollsteimer, was at a Detroit club in 2003 in support of a local band when Jack White wanted to speak to him. Stollsteimer refused, so White pinned him to a speaker and punched him in the face multiple times, even getting angered at Stollsteimer's unwillingness to fight. White was later charged to take anger management classes, as well as being fined. Stollsteimer left with a ridiculously mangled face, including a swollen right eye and a bloody nose. White had formerly produced the Von Bondies' debut album from 2001, "Lack Of Communication", and felt that the fight was a publicity stunt for their 2004 album "Pawn Shoppe Heart".

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