Do you know your Rock n Roll from Rap? Consider yourself the Queen of Country?
It’s time to face the music and take our quiz to see how well you know the tunes – and traditions – that helped turn the volume up on so many of the voices behind American culture.

Answer the questions below, then tell us “What has been your greatest music experience and why” in 25 words or less for the opportunity to win one of five $100 Ticketmaster gift vouchers.  

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Discover the music that made America and WIN!

Question 1

Which of these Texan cities is considered the Live Music Capital of the World - hosting the annual South by Southwest music and arts festival, and home to 200 live music venues and as many as 2,000 bands and artists?

1. Dallas
2. El Paso
3. Austin
4. Houston

Question 2

Our band formed in Seattle in 1987. Before settling on a name we went by Skid Row, Fecal Matter and Ted Ed Fred. Our single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was one of the first alternative songs to become a mainstream hit, and went on to become our most iconic song. Who are we?

1. Spice Girls
2. Nirvana
3. Pearl Jam
4. Blink 182

Question 3

Which iconic LA venue has hosted big-name artists and bands including Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Barbra Streisand, Jackson 5, Deep Purple and Kiss who all memorialised their shows with a live recording, was once home to the NBA Lakers and the Kings of the NHL, and was designed by the same architect behind New York City’s Madison Square Garden?

1. The Forum in Inglewood
2. The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip
3. Troubadour Nightclub in West Hollywood
4. The Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood Hills

Question 4

The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is one of Chicago's oldest and most storied music venues, which of these facts is NOT true?

1. It was once owned by famous mobster Al Capone, and you can still sit in the very same booth frequented by he and his gang
2. The venue has cameoed in movies including High Fidelity, Prelude to a Kiss, and The Break-Up
3. The name was inspired by Paris’s Moulin Rouge (Red Mill)
4. It was the very first venue in Chicago to host a live jazz performance

Question 5

What was the inspiration behind the name of Motown music - the record label that launched the successful careers of (among others) Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Michael Jackson?

1. Motown pays homage to the impressive facial hair of founder Berry “handlebar” Gordy
2. M.O stands for method-of-operating - and refers to the recruiting style of Berry who would pass through Detroit’s live music venues trying to scout emerging artists.
3. The first major hit for the label was Mo Money, Mo Problems, by The Notorious B.I.G
4. It is a contraction of Motor Town and a play on Motor City - the nickname of Detroit, where the label was launched

Question 6

What is Memphis’ Arcade restaurant famous for?

1. It’s the oldest restaurant in the city dubbed the Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll and Home of the Blues
2. Scenes from iconic movies such as Mystery Train, Great Balls of Fire and The Firm, were all shot on location here
3. Elvis Presley was a regular. In fact, you can still sit in the same booth where The King used to get his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches!
4. All of the above

Question 7

Before the owners of New York’s iconic Studio 54 theatre and nightclub were shipped to jail for tax evasion, who were they serenaded by?

1. Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli - in front of a crowd that included Jack Nicholson, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere
2. Mick Jagger - who performed a duet with his then-wife Bianca, as she rode in on a white horse
3. Velvet Underground - the seminal rock band created and produced by Studio 54 regular Andy Warhol
4. Nobody - Instead four-tonnes of glitter were anonymously dropped from the ceiling to mark the event

Question 8

Which of these musicians has NOT been inducted into Nashville’s Country Music Museum Hall of Fame?

1. Elvis Presley
2. Johnny Cash
3. Keith Urban
4. Dolly Parton

All 8 questions completed!


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