TIL that Metallica was the first band to perform on all seven continents by performing live and un-amplified (to protect the environment) in Antarctica.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/ee8phq/til_that_metallica_was_the_first_band_to_perform/

TIL About Debbie Mathers, Eminem’s mom who not only tried to sue him for 10 million dollars in a “slander” suit, but also released a set of diss tracks with two unknown rappers to get back at Eminem for the things he said about her. She lost the suit and em released even more songs about her abuse.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/lwz1cg/til_about_debbie_mathers_eminems_mom_who_not_only/


TIL that Taylor Swift once released (mistakenly) an 8-second song which was just white noise called “Track – 3” which instantly became No. 1 on iTunes in Canada    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/9jm3pc/til_that_taylor_swift_once_released_mistakenly_an/


TIL vocal jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was born with perfect pitch so precise that the band musicians she worked with would tune their instruments to her voice.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/cunbwf/til_vocal_jazz_legend_ella_fitzgerald_was_born/


TIL that BTS, a seven-member South Korean boy band, brings in more than $3.6 billion to South Korea’s economy each year, and were the reason one in every 13 foreign tourists visited the country in 2018.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/bdzafm/til_that_bts_a_sevenmember_south_korean_boy_band/


TIL the name of the famous punk club “CBGB” stands for “Country, Bluegrass and Blues” – the founder originally wanted these genres to be played at the venue.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/med8o0/til_the_name_of_the_famous_punk_club_cbgb_stands/


TIL actor Joe Pesci started as a singer and guitar player and played in the same band as Jimi Hendrix    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2mjpfg/til_actor_joe_pesci_started_as_a_singer_and/


TIL that while the Beach Boys sang a lot of songs about surfing, only one member of the band, Drummer Dennis Wilson, could actually surf.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/jyujsk/til_that_while_the_beach_boys_sang_a_lot_of_songs/


TIL “All Star” by Smash Mouth was written with the intention of being an upbeat, self-confidence building song for fans who were being bullied for liking Smash Mouth    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/96h90n/til_all_star_by_smash_mouth_was_written_with_the/


TIL that the Beastie Boys coined the term “mullet” to refer to a hairstyle in 1994 in their song “Mullet Head”. No earlier use of the term “mullet” that refers to a hairstyle has been found.    https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2xcl2e/til_that_the_beastie_boys_coined_the_term_mullet/