The back cover and gatefold photo of The Eagles “Hotel California” was not shot in The Beverly Hills Hotel lobby but rather in the lobby of the lower budget Lido Hotel on the corner of Yucca Street & Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood, California.
Before forming Steely Dan, founding members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker had a group named “The Bad Rock Group” featuring comedian Chevy Chase on drums and also used the band name “The Leather Canary”. In 1972, after signing with ABC Records they came up with the name Steely Dan.
The Machinist is a 2004 English-language Spanish psychological thriller film. It was written by Scott Kosar who happens to be a huge Nine Inch Nails fan. The film stars Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik a name derived from Trent Reznor.
The cover art for the 1981 The Police album “Ghost in the Machine” features a seven-segment display-inspired graphic that is supposed to depict the heads of the three band members.
According to the album credits Nine Inch Nails recorded “The Downward Spiral” at Le Pig, Beverly Hills. “Le Pig” being 10050 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, the home of one of the most famous murders in history. This was the site of the gruesome Tate/LaBianca murders at the hands of “The Manson Family” on August 8, 1969.
News broke today that Morrissey’s image was hidden on Google Earth by a fan of the band that works for Google. Well it seems to be kinda true. Here is the image you see of Morrissey only if you enable 3D Buildings and click on a small box that then shows an artist 3D rendition the Salford Lads Club on St Ignatius Walk, Salford, M5 3RX, United Kingdom.
George Bellamy, the father of Matthew Bellamy from Muse not only looks just like his son but they both played guitar in successful British bands. The elder Bellamy was the rhythm guitarist for a band was called The Tornados, the first British group to have a U.S. #1.
Around the time of the release of Black Sabbath Vol. 4, Geezer Butler started playing this white bass with an “Enjoy Cocaine” sticker on it that looks like the “Enjoy Coca-Cola” logo. Coincidently, the timing of the sticker seemed to be the exact time that Black Sabbath started falling apart due to drugs (cocaine) and alcohol.
In 2006, this commercial below was made for BBC Radio 2 showing Elvis Presley on stage introducing his backing band. Elvis then introduces, Marvin Gaye (singer), Jimmy Page (lead guitar), Noel Gallagher (rhythm guitar), Keith Moon (drums), Sheryl Crow (bass) and Stevie Wonder (piano).
When The Clash released the “London Calling” album in 1979 they paid tribute to “The King” Elvis Presley with the pink and green lettering on the cover from Elvis’ debut album.