Rockin’Trivia

Rock music has a long and rich history. Many influential rock bands and artists emerged in the 1960s, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. In the 1970s, rock music became more diverse, with the emergence of sub-genres such as heavy metal, punk, and Glam.

In the 1980s, rock music saw the rise of hair metal bands, as well as the emergence of alternative rock bands like R.E.M. and Nirvana. In the 1990s, grunge music became popular, with bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam leading the way. In the 2000s and beyond, rock music has continued to evolve, with the rise of Indie rock and the resurgence of classic rock bands. Here is a collection of rock trivia to test your knowledge of rock music from the 1960s to today.

 

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1960s Rock Trivia

1960's Rock Trivia

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Who was the only ex-Beatle NOT to lend his voice to the animated TV show, The Simpsons?

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Which of the following is true about Jim Morrison of The Doors?  

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Who was the highest paid performer at Woodstock?

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Though guitarist Jimmy Page filled “Led Zeppelin I” with lifted Blues riffs who was the only legendary Blues musician credited on the album?

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Which of the following appeared at Woodstock?   

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1980s Rock Trivia

1980's Rock Trivia

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For Live Aid in 1985, who did David Bowie record a duet of “Dancing In The Streets”? 

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The Lemonheads had a hit with a cover of which of the following songs?

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David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a duet of which of the following songs for Live Aid?

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What's the name the group with guitarist Brett Gurewitz?

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How did U2's guitarist The Edge get his nickname?

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2000's Rock Trivia

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Where is Jet from?     

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What did Julian Casablancas' (The Strokes lead singer) father do for a living?

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In his cameo for the film “Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End,” what did the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards do?

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According to a panel put together in ’09 by Out Magazine, which of the following was named “as the greatest, gayest album of all time?”

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Who was the subject of the documentary "Heart Like A Hand Grenade?"

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2020's Rock Trivia

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Whose song “Dead Inside” “became the first #1 by a female artist on the Mediabase Active Rock chart?

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Which Evanescence music video surpassed one billion views on YouTube in early 2022?  A black-haired woman is staring forward against a bluish background. In the top left corner of the image, the words "Evanescence" and "Fallen" are placed, stylized in all capital letters.

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Dirty Honey recorded a cover of which song to kick off the ‘22 National Hockey League (NHL) Winter Classic in Minneapolis?

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Which band created Barry's Batch Whiskey? “This exceptional straight rye whiskey was hand-picked by us, and we can't wait for you to taste how delicious it is,” says Beartooth bassist Oshie Bichar.

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Which band did Three Days Grace tie for the most #1’s on the Mainstream Rock chart when "So Called Life" topped the survey?  

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Woodstock

1970's Rock Trivia

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Who handled backing vocals on David Bowie's "Fame?"

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Which film has The Ramones on the soundtrack?

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What’s the title of Sex Pistols' John Lydon's (aka Johnny Rotten) memoir?

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Who was a guitarist in Wings original line-up?

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What did Tom Petty’s dad do for a living?

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1990's Rock Trivia

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Who did Blur feud with?

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Before joining Pearl Jam, what group was drummer Jack Irons in?

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What was the title of Nirvana’s debut album?

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Who performed at "An American Reunion: The 52nd Presidential Gala," honoring president-elect Bill Clinton?

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How old was Ozzy Osbourne when he made his first, but not last, retirement announcement? 

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2010s Rock Trivia

2010's Rock Trivia

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Who has guitarist John 5 worked with?

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Guitarist John 5 collects memorabilia from which band?

 

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Who has appeared on NBC's ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’?

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Who was a 2010 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee?

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Who donated $50,000 to the Second Harvest Food Banks of Western Michigan and Middle Tennessee in 2018?

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Rockin'Trivia

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What did Tom Petty’s dad do for a living?

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Who opened for the Rolling Stones at the infamous Altamont (San Francisco area) concert in 1969?

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Who was Grand Funk Railroad’s guitarist?   

 

 

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Which song was the biggest pop hit for the Jimi Hendrix Experience?

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Who is keyboardist Craig Frost is most closely associated with?

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