35 Unknown Music-Business Secrets, Unlocked

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35 Unknown Music-Business Secrets, Unlocked

How did that band get their name? Who actually wrote that hit song? How exactly did that band break up? These are a few of the many compelling questions that are about to be answered below. You keep asking, and we’ll keep tracking down the answers!

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DURAN DURAN NAMED ITSELF AFTER THE VILLAIN IN CHEESY SCIFI FLICK BARBARELLA. The villain was actually named Durand Durand. Also in Barbarella: Jane Fonda, pictured above in the Orgasmatron. CRACKED.COM http://www.bandnameexplained.com/2013/07/duran-duran-band-name-meaning.html

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Elvis Costello had the first fully animated music video. Released in 1979, Accidents Will Happen was made by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, who created a cartoon version of the band using 35mm stills as reference. CRACKED

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Bob Dylan was an early pioneer of the music video. In 1965, 16 years before MTV, Dylan filmed a video for his song Subterranean Homesick Blues, where he held cue cards with lyrics. Several bands have used the cue card approach since, most notably INXS with 1987's Mediate. GET BORN CRACKED

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Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith of EPMD. : CLOU In 1991, Smith's home was robbed, and Sermon was named as the orchestrator. Sermon denied it but implied that Smith had it coming. Soon after they split in 1992, people shot up Sermon's house. After all this, they reunited for Back in Business in 1997. CRACKED

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Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker of Cream. Bruce once played bass during Baker's drum solo, and Baker attacked him, claiming he had a knife and would kill him. Eric Clapton said they each played so loudly (in order to drown the other out), that Clapton would stop playing and they wouldn't even notice. Their 1969 album Goodbye was indeed their goodbye. CRACKED

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The Clash Drummer Topper Headon wrote Rock the Casbah but was fired over his heroin addiction before it became their biggest hit. At the height of their fame, Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, and Joe Strummer fought relentlessly over the direction of the band and broke up in 1986. CRACKED

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P!nk's Get the Party Started VE ATION 13+THE YSIUM Part ART OF 'E N OF El ra E CRACKED.COM Written by frontwoman of 4 Non Blondes, Linda Perry, Get The Party Started was originally intended for Madonna, who passed on the song. Perry explained that, while writing the song, I picked up a microphone and said, 'I'm just going to say every clichéd line I can think of. MA

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Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway Breakaway Performad M Kelly Clarkson FROM PRINCESS DIARIES2 ROYAL E ENGAGEMENT CRACKED.COM ORIGINAL SOUNDTRASE Written by Avril Lavigne in 2004, Breakaway was originally intended to be on Lavigne's 2002 debut album, Let Go. Lavigne offered the song to Clarkson because, in her opinion, it reminded her of a church song. RRY grous MAXI-SING

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David Bowie's Fame CRACKED COM Bowie's hit song Fame was written over a riff that guitarist Carlos Alomar originally developed for a cover. Bowie, John Lennon, and Alomar wrote the entire song in one session in 1975 complete with lyrics intended as a scoff in the face of the music business which Bowie and Lennon benefitted exponentially from: Fame (fame) puts you there where things are hollow. G MAXI-SINGO TRRY 5

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