25 Amazing Rock Facts - Part 2

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Destiny's Child's third hit in the UK, in 1998, was a duet with 'Coronation Street' actor Matthew Marsden, a cover of Hall & Oates' 'She's Gone'. Photo: PA Photos

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David Bowie has turned down both an OBE (in 2000) and a knighthood (in 2003).

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During sessions of 'Black Holes And Revelations' Muse killed time by strapping live praying mantisses to rockets and firing them skyward. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Oasis' 1994 track 'Columbia' contains a sample of veteran Labour politician Tony Benn. Photo: Dean Chalkley

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Growing up in Indiana, Axl Rose attended church eight times a week, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday school. Presumably not in these spandex hotpants. Pic: Photoshot

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Drummer Keith Moon's habit of blowing up toilets with fireworks led him to get banned from the Holiday Inn, Sheraton and Hilton chains for life. Photo: PA Photos

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The line "I am the eggman" in The Beatles' 'I Am The Walrus' refers to The Animals' Eric Burdon, who had a habit of breaking eggs over the breasts of groupies. Photo: Rex Features

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On the wall of Rufus Wainwright's New York apartment is a portrait of him painted by 'The League Of Gentlemen''s Mark Gatiss.

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Albert Hammond JR's dad (pictured) wrote Starship's classic 1987 hit 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now', which featured in the Cher film 'Mannequin'. Photo: PA Photos

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The only member of ZZ Top without a beard is Frank Beard. Photo: PA Photos

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The acclaimed video for Massive Attack's 1991 single 'Unfinished Sympathy' was directed by David Lynch, of 'Twin Peaks' fame. Photo: PA Photos

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Aerosmith's transatlantic 1998 Number One hit 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing', used in the movie 'Armageddon', was originally written for Celine Dion by songwriter Diane Warren. Photo: PA Photos

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The sounds you hear when you use Microsoft Vista are created by prog rock legend and King Crimson frontman Robert Fripp, who also invented a guitar technique called Frippertronics. Photo: Rex Features

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Lily Allen's first manager was BBC 6 Music presenter George Lamb, who discovered her on the island of Ibiza. Photo: Marvin Scott Jarrett

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The Strokesâ

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The Beach Boys' classic 1966 album 'Pet Sounds' is named after something Mike Love said when Brian Wilson showed him the new material. "Who the hell is going to listen to this?" he reportedly asked, "the ears of a dog?" Photo: PA Photos

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'London Calling' was part of a catchphrase on a wartime BBC world service radio show ("Good morning America, this is London calling"). One of The Clash's most famous songs, with lyrics written by Joe Strummer, later took the title. Photo: PA Photos

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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl has his hero John Bonham's Led Zeppelin symbol tattooed on his arm. Photo: PA Photos

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Neil Young wrote 1989's 'Rockin' In The Free World' after he heard one of the members of his band Crazy Horse say he liked playing in Europe rather than the Middle East because itâ

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"Here we are now, entertain us" was what Kurt Cobain would say whenever he entered a party in order to "break the ice". He later used it in the chorus to 1991's hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. Photo: PA Photos

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The guitar solo in the middle of Michael Jackson's worldwide 1983 hit 'Beat It' comes courtesy of none other than Eddie Van Halen. Slash is on 'Black Or White' too. Photo: PA Photos

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'I Put A Spell On You' singer Screaming Jay Hawkins reputedly fathered around 75 children. Photo: Rex Features

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Klaxons were originally called Klaxons (Not Centaurs), and between them have played in Reef and Oasis covers bands. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Mark Ronson's stepfather is Foreigner's Mick Jones, the man behind such '80s soft rock anthems as 'Cold As Ice' and 1985 UK Number One 'I Want To Know What Love Is'.

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Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Randy Rhoads was killed when he was a passenger in a small aircraft trying to 'buzz' the band's tourbus, but actually hit the back of it. Photo: Rex Features

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