Pearl Jam originally took the name Mookie Blaylock, in reference to the then-active All-Star basketball player. After signing to Epic Records, the label was concerned about trademark issues so the band changed their name to Pearl Jam.
Did you know??? That Jack White’s band The Raconteurs had to be renamed “The Saboteurs” for the Australian market when it was discovered that a Queensland jazz band was already using the name “The Raconteurs”.
Richard Patrick was a guitarist in Nine Inch Nails and is also the front man lead singer of the band Filter. Yet, he’s not even the most famous person in his family, his older brother is actor Robert Patrick famous for playing the T-1000 in Terminator 2.
David Robert Jones – Robert Zimmerman – Paul Hewson – David Evans – Reginald Kenneth Dwight – Love Michelle Harrison – Brian Warner – Farouk Bulsara – James Jewell Osterberg, Jr. – William Bruce Rose – Saul Hudson – John Anthony Gillis – Chaim Witz – Richard Starkey – Steve Georgiou – Gordon Matthew Sumner – O’Shea Jackson
The Flaming Lips were sued by Cat Stevens over the song “Fight Test” as it is sounds like Cat Stevens’ song “Father and Son.” Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, is now receiving royalties following a settlement. In an interview, Wayne Coyne stated ‘I want to go on record for the first time and say that I really apologise for the whole thing. I really love Cat Stevens.
I am Raul Rossell II, born and raised in Los Angeles, California and founder of feelnumb.com. I’m not trying to be a Rock Star, I just write about them…