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Artist of the Week III – Quiz #4

January 27, 2019


Exceptional Artist of the Week III Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2019 Artists of the Week (so far): George Harrison, Notorious B.I.G., Amy Winehouse


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified the Amy Winehouse last week.

The results after 3 weeks (as of Thursday evening – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 3 weeks


Ready for Quiz #4?

Grab a pencil & something on which to write!


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 #4
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American band, still active today; for a short time in the late 90s, their lead singer’s name was Gary Cherone…






400 points………………..though the Cherone era is generally overlooked when fans debate their preference of lead singer for this group, instead making it a binary battle: ‘Diamond’ Dave or ‘I Can’t Drive 55‘ Sammy?






300 points……………….In a considerably less polarizing matter, there is little debate regarding the volcanic skills of this band’s namesake lead guitarist & his two-handed tapping technique…






200 points………………and in the group’s current lineup, 3/4 of the band (Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang) share a surname with the band name






100 points………………..The artist is V____ H________






Answer: فان هالين

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

The 1996 Nerf Herder tune named after this band = an absolute masterpiece!


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  1. 400. Should have had 500 given that I’m listening to this band at the moment.

  2. 400

    I misread 500 and thought you meant that singer’s other band

  3. 400 as I am only familiar with this band in a very surface manner…

  4. 500. I’m standing on Top of the World

  5. 400. I’m not good with bands who have hair over their collars. Or who don’t have collars at all.

  6. Harrison permalink

    Woohoo. 500

    Reading LeBrain’s blog definitely helps with these

  7. F. U. C. K. me, I got 500 points!

  8. Head scratching at #1. All clear at #2. 400 please Mr Scorer!

  9. 500 Smackers!
    How Many Say I?

  10. Zack permalink


  11. 500! Gary’s album with them wasn’t that bad.

    • I didn’t have it – but that doesn’t surprise me that it was decent. I remember you saying the Motley Crue album without the usual singer was a good one too!

      • The Motley one with John Corabi is actually one of their best. The Gary one for VH is not one of their best, but still not bad.

  12. Gosh, I knew the name was familiar, but got it at 400.

  13. jprobichaud permalink

    400. Apparently, I completely overlooked that era.

    • You’re likely not alone – although Cherone is not Wayne Gretzky, much like how many look back and say, Cherone was in this group?, Gretzky was on St. Louis?!

  14. 400 please.

  15. I come in at 400 today.

  16. 500 for me! Yas!

  17. 500. I have a feeling you’re doing this on purpose just for me. 😉

  18. 500 for me, 400 for Mika

  19. Oh yeah, easy 500! Who could forget the dark times of Gary Cherone?

  20. Paul permalink

    500. Coming in late to the game but looks like fun.

  21. Sorry – missed this one – 400. Sammy did it for some reason.

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