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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #12

March 21, 2021

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

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Nina Simone last week.

The results after 11 weeks (as of Friday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):

after 11 weeks


Ready for Quiz #12?

No Excuses!


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 #12
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American band, formed in Seattle in 1987, still featuring original co-founding drummer Sean Kinney.

They were active until the death of their original lead singer in 2002 & reformed a few years later with a new vocalist, William DuVall.

Their 1992 album, Dirt, is on the 1001 list.






400 points………………They are known for their harmonized vocals, particularly the distinctive Layne Staley / Jerry Cantrell pairings on songs like Rooster and Them Bones. 

At least, I would call them distinctive, Would you?






300 points……………………Voici l’indice d’équation, numéro 2:






200 points………………..and Puzzle Clue #3






100 points………………..The artist is A______ in C________





Answer:  أليس في سلاسل

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Their Unplugged Show would be on my ‘Top 5 Unplugged’ list.

With bonus marks to bassist Mike Inez, for writing the phrase, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Friends Haircuts…” on his bass, as a shout-out to the members of Metallica seated in the audience!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    500 please, off a pure (but still fairly well educated) guess

  2. 500. Bit of a guess but I remember the vocalist dying while I was at university.

  3. 500, my kinda band 🙂

  4. 400 because the clue was so good

  5. No Excuses please 500 points

  6. 500. They were one of my favourite bands.

  7. 500. Out of that whole Seattle grunge scene I enjoyed them the most.

  8. Piece of cake 5!

  9. 500 that is

  10. 500 for this Man In The Box

  11. jprobichaud permalink

    400 for me. They weren’t my cuppa.

    • I’m pleased enough knowledge of them still resulted in a good score!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Yeah, I remember they were a big deal but by the time they came around, I was done with Seattle. I’m sure they were excellent but my ears were elsewhere.

    • Zack permalink

      500. One of my favorite bands

  12. 500 svp!

  13. I’ll take 400 thanks to the book clue.

  14. 500 please. I’m crowing like a rooster about it too.

  15. Zack permalink

    500. One of my favorite bands

  16. 500 grungy points. They were superb participants of that scene

  17. Paul permalink

    400 again this week – picked the wrong Seattle band STP who I think also lost a lead singer? Anyway, thanks for the quizzes!

    • That is also true – I don’t think Scott Weiland passed away until sometime in the 2010s though.
      And my pleasure, Paul, thanks for playing!

      • Paul permalink

        Ok well at least I was in right track. To be honest wasn’t that into grunge other than Nirvana and Pearl Jam so a lot sounded same to me 😀

  18. 500 each for Mika and me.

  19. Holen permalink

    500 for me.

  20. Holen permalink

    400 for Nina Simone last week. Damn it! I should have gotten that at 500.

  21. 300 points for me this week Geoff! Thank goodness I know who Alice Cooper is or else I would’ve been like, “who the heck is that dude?” Haha!

  22. 500 for me. I remember my Dad asked me what I wanted for my birthday one year and I said the Dirt album and I can just picture him in a record shop asking for it. Oh man.

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