Category: Trivia


Dave Moreno (second from left) along with his Puddle of Mudd bandmates

Dave Moreno (second from left) along with his Puddle of Mudd bandmates

Dave Moreno, the current drummer of Puddle of Mudd, was also behind the kit on Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson’s solo album Tyranny of Souls, released in 2005. Moreno briefly joined Puddle of Mudd the same year but parted ways soon. He rejoined Puddle of Mudd in 2014, replacing Shannon Boone.

Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny of Souls (2005)

Bruce Dickinson – Tyranny of Souls (2005)

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During the recording of Nirvana’s magnum opus, “Nevermind,” drummer Dave Grohl recorded several songs on a Yamaha snare drum borrowed from Butch Vig. The same snare was used by the Smashing Pumpkins during the recording of “Gish,” another alternative rock record released in 1991. Both records were produced by the now legendary producer, Butch Vig.

Butch Vig himself plays drums in the rock band Garbage, who achieved their share of success in the mid-to-late nineties.

Nirvana

Foo Fighters – Walk

Who would have known that the current #1 Rock hit on the US radio was not even considered worthy of being included on an album! The song “Walk,” which was released as the last track on the new FOO FIGHTERS album “Wasting Light” and also as the album’s second single, was originally written for their last studio album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace,” but was not even included on it!

As revealed by frontman Dave Grohl in recent interviews following the success of the single, he decided to put the final version as the last track of “Wasting Light” because it “sort of makes sense to the album’s theme of time and second chances”, and to “end the record on a positive note.”

Well, Mr. Grohl, it sure is one hell of a positive note! The song dethroned the FOO FIGHTERS lead single “Ropes,” also from “Wasting Light,” on the Billboard Rock Songs chart to reach the top, a very rare feat indeed. The song is also #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for three consecutive weeks and on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for two consecutive weeks now.

The music video also won the Best Rock Video award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Foo Fighters - Walk Single Cover

LINKIN PARK / The Catalyst Stats

Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park recently posted some interesting stats. Check ’em out!

Trivia: Iron Maiden’s Mascot Eddie

Eddie artist Derek Riggs claims he got the idea for his creation from a photo of a dead soldier’s desiccated head during the Vietnam War.

Eddie’s full name, by the way, is Eddie the Head, or Edward the Head. He is sometimes also referred to as Edward the Great.

Eddie on "The Trooper" Single Cover