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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #15

April 15, 2018


Amazing Artist of the Week Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the Week (so far): Genesis50 CentSlayerWhitney HoustonoasisPaul SimonChicagoFatboy SlimDef LeppardBeyoncé, Kraftwerk, Green Day, George Michael, Frank Sinatra


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Frank Sinatra last week.

The results after 14 weeks (as of Thursday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 14


Ready for Quiz #15?

Super duper!


Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, 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!


Artist of the Week #15
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..Twenty years after their formation, this American band delivered a press release in 2001, indicating that they were changing their name to, “Basket Full of Puppies”






400 points……………….Co-founded by guitarist Scott Ian, they have one album, Among The Living (1986), on the 1001 list






300 points…………………They are ‘the other group’ in the Big 4 of Thrash Metal: Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and ________.






200 points…………………They share a name with an acute disease caused by the bacterium, Bacillus anthracis






100 points………………..The artist is A_________






Answer: الجمرة الخبيثة (الفرقة)

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

It’s nice to see these guys have a sense of humour, as further evidenced by their cameo on Newsradio!



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  1. Great clues, Geoff. Sadly, I needed three of them to get a result. 300.

  2. Oh wow, 200 classic fail for me. I feel really sick now.

  3. Guessed at 500 but didn’t confirm until 300.

    • If it was The guess at 500, that’s a 500 to me!

      • I tried to think of a band name that was connected to terrorism. A lucky guess as metal really isn’t my area of expertise.

      • I can’t say it’s my go-to genre either – but I always enjoyed their choice of alternate band name!

  4. 300. Not really my diocese.

  5. 300 points. Should listen to them

    • Well done Chris – I’ve only heard the album from the 1001 so far, but I remember liking it!

  6. A crisp 500 for me. I remember that announcement well.

    • There’s certain weeks where I think, if ______ doesn’t get 500, I’ve made a mistake with the clue.
      You were one of those participants today HMO, and thankfully, you got the 500!

  7. 400 for me!

  8. 400 for me although this one should have been 500, but for the life of me couldn’t remember them on that clue.

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  10. jprobichaud permalink

    300. My knowledge of thrash metal is not the best.

  11. Nothing for me. I have no clue about these bands.

  12. Got it at 300 this time, Geoff.

  13. I sending u my 500 Horns Ups as I’m Caught in a Mosh!

  14. 500 for me, and I’ll be seeing them in concert next month!

  15. 400 for me, 300 for Mika. I finally won one!

    • Congratulations!
      Enjoy the victory James – though based on Mika’s outstanding performance to date (and likely continued outstanding performances in the future), I may advise against any celebration dances for now 😉

  16. 500. I did just read both of Scott’s autobiographies this month though 🙂

  17. Oh dear!! 200 for me this week… call the rock doctor, cause I need me some medicine!!

  18. 500! I remember thier appearance on Leno when all of that was going down. Leno just goofed on the band for having a “odd name”. No respect.

    • Nice work Kevin!
      A friend of mine once had a line in his social media bio, something like, “if you find Jay Leno funny…we’re probably not going to be friends”
      And from the sounds of that early 2000s Leno interaction, I wouldn’t have found him all that funny then either!

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