…that Walter Becker and gonzo journo Hunter Thompson were arrested after they filmed a sci-fi porn movie at the world famous annual Munich Beer Festival in 1973?
…that Donald Fagen had his forehead tattooed with the web address of a gambling site after auctioning off advertising space on his head to pay for his black jack debts?
…that Walter Becker got locked in Yankee stadium after he fell asleep on the toilet?
…that Donald Fagen is a “Super Fan” of up and coming fringe sport “Extreme Ironing”?
…that Walter Becker has invested a large sum of his album royalties in a “love motel” in Soa Paulo for amorous dogs and cats?
…that drug charges against the duo were dropped recently because the judge was using a sex toy, a penis pump, in court?
At age 47, the Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with 13-year old Mandy Smith, with her mother's blessing. Six years later, they were married, but the marriage only lasted a year. Not long after, Bill's 30-year-old son Stephen married Mandy's mother, age 46. That made Stephen a stepfather to his former stepmother. If Bill and Mandy had remained married, Stephen would have been his father's father-in-law and his own grandpa.
"Smoke On The Water" refers to a Frank Zappa show in Montreux in 1971, where someone lit a flaregun and "burned the place to the ground".
Scientists have discovered a tendency for lab rats to commit suicide after being exposed to the Judas Priest album "Sin After Sin." During the tests rats were provided with two piles of cheese. One pile was normal cheese. The other pile was laced with rat poison and had a sign above clearly indicating the consequences of eating from that pile. After just three playings of the album at a volume of 130 decibels, a stunning 50% of the rats had consumed a fatal dose of cheese from the rat poison pile. After 10 playings almost 90% of the rats were dead. By the time the album had been played 23 times all the rats in the experiment had committed suicide. The test used 1013 rats and was funded by the plaintiffs in the Judas Priest suicide trial currently underway in Arizona. The results of this experiment were immediately rushed to the Parent's Music Resource Center headquarters in Washington, DC. The results will be presented to Congress by the PMRC on Friday in an effort to fund a $75 million followup to this experiment testing the effects on rats of the music of Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Black Sabbath, W.A.S.P., Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith, Megadeath, Motley Crue, 2 Live Crew, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Mentors, Woody Guthrie, and other controversial heavy metal bands.
The part of Sweet Child of Mine where the lyrics go ''Where do we go now? Where do we go now'' was Axl literally asking where to go with lyrics, and since nobody had any better idea they just went with that.
In 1991 KLSK FM radio station (of the U.S. city Albuquerque) decided to change the format to classic rock and therefore 24 hours in a row the song of Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven" was playing. Twice this day the police came to the station because of the concerns of the listeners : one person said that the DJ apparently had received a heart attack, and another thought that radio had been captured by terrorists because Led Zeppelin was the favorite rock band of Saddam Hussein.
Ozzy Osbourne in 1982 tried to bite off the bat head. Osborne ascertained that he had believed that the bat had been fake. That concert was suspended as the bat bit Osborne and he was sent to the clinic for rabies vaccination. After this incident the crowd of fans tried to bring different animals to the concerts of Ozzy, among them was even a dead cat.