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Artist of the Week – Quiz #47

November 26, 2017

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Artists of the week (so far): Brian Eno, U2, Stevie Wonder, Everything But The Girl, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, CSNY, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Cream, James Taylor, The Eagles, The B-52s, LL Cool J, The Dictators, Judas Priest, Johnny Cash, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Doors, The Beta Band, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, Megadeth, The Ramones, Guns n’ Roses, The Libertines, B.B. King, Beck, Coldplay, MadonnaWillie Nelson, The Beach Boys, The Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Ice Cube, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones

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My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Rolling Stones last week.

The results after 46 weeks:

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*Plus 10,000,000 bonus points for giving birth to our third daughter 😀

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Ready for Quiz #47?

Glad to hear it!

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Quiz Rules/Format
(feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!

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Artist of the Week #47
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)

For:

500 points………………..American Band formed in 1981, featuring a Danish drummer that chose music over pursuing a professional tennis career

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400 points……………….They have 4 albums on the 1001 list, including a double live album, S & M, recorded with the San Francisco Symphony in 1999

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300 points…………………During the 2016 Sharks vs. Penguins Stanley Cup Finals, guitarists Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield from this group played the Star Spangled Banner prior to Game 4 in San Jose

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200 points…………………One of the “Big 4” Thrash Metal bands, alongside Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax

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100 points………………..The artist is M_________________

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Answer: ميتاليكا

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!

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Verbalize the Positive

I like that google translate had no problem whatsoever translating this to Arabic!

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61 Comments
  1. An easy 500! (For once)

  2. jprobichaud permalink

    Would you believe… 500? I had to stop and think hard about it though. Then, it came to me like a ton of bricks. I’ve got lots of jokes I could drop here about said drummer but I don’t want to give things away…

    • Which is appreciated – as is the score & Get smart reference at the beginning!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Haha. K. I’ll keep myself under the cone of silence.

  3. 400. I’m really proud of myself.😁

  4. 500. Didn’t know that trivia but figured out a drummer with a Dutch sounding name.

  5. Zack permalink

    500. Too Easy.

  6. 500 and I have to thank my wife’s nephews who made me take them to a gig.

  7. Same strategy as Aphoristical, yielding the same score.

  8. 500! I’m so chuffed. I googled them two days ago after a heated “Stranger Things” related debate. Otherwise it would have been a big fat O. Result!

    • Haha, well timed google search Kid Slender!
      And post-script, I hope the google results helped your side in the debate!

  9. 500 points. As a Dane, I should know this!

  10. 500 smackers Geoff as Nothing Else Matters!

  11. 400 for me this week!

  12. Another lowly 100.

  13. Easy Peasy 500-sy!

  14. 500 without beaking a sweat (or chewing with my mouth open).

  15. Rachelle permalink

    200

  16. 500! ✌

  17. 400. I don’t know from drummers unless they have one arm.

  18. Blah. Only 400. I forgot he is Danish. Ya know, I’m OK with forgetting something about him.

  19. 500 points. I heard that he could have been a top professional tennis player.

  20. jofrommontreal permalink

    300! I had never heard about the tennis story.

  21. 500 for me. I am awesome.

  22. Yay, my first 500!

  23. 500 for the week. As of the 300 point question they sure did a great job on the Anthem that night.

    • Well played – and I’m pleased you remember their version of the anthem, I really enjoyed the guitar harmonies!

  24. jofrommontreal permalink

    300. An important band in my teenage years. Can’t believe I never heard about that 500 pts hint story!

    • And I think I only knew that story because I played in a band with a couple die-hard fans, I have them to thank for much of my early metal education!

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