The Secret History of Rock Trivia Video Blog 001

Welcome to Who Wants to be a Know-It-All?, the game where we see just what kind of trivia geek you are!

Every week, I’ll post one of my “I Did Not Know That!”-type videos, what I like to call The Secret History of Rock Trivia of the Week. 

And remember: if you have any kind of weird trivia, I’m always interested in it! Send it via tiwtter (@alancross), Facebook, or leave a comment at the bottom of this post. If your trivia happens to be credible, I’ll use it in one of my video blogs and will credit you. 

See you next time. 


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

6 thoughts on “The Secret History of Rock Trivia Video Blog 001

  • February 25, 2012 at 1:10 am
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    Will have to think long and hard to come up with some trivia that you don't already know…but I am super happy to see that I have some of the same books that you do! Means I am on the path to musical genius !!! Love your stuff Alan

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  • February 25, 2012 at 1:48 am
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    I read in Tony Iommi's autobiography (Iron Man : My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath) that Michael Bolton auditioned for Black Sabbath in the 80's. I wouldn't mind hearing Michael do War Pigs!

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  • February 25, 2012 at 4:26 am
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    I like this.

    But does this take away from the "Useless Information" portion of the shows?

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  • February 25, 2012 at 6:45 am
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    Belinda Carlisle was the original drummer of The Germs

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  • February 25, 2012 at 11:59 am
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    Trivia; that Rednex track with the longest character amount you referenced a couple of episodes is also too long to fit Apple's iTunes naming convention.

    "The Sad But True Story Of Ray Mingus, The Lumberjack Of Bulk Rock City, And His Never Slacking Stribe In Exploiting The So Far Undiscovered Areas Of The Intention To Bodily Intercourse From The Opposite Species Of His Kind, During Intake Of All The Mental " and that's where it cuts off.

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  • February 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm
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    These are all great! And don't worry. There's plenty useless information to go around, Keep 'em coming.

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