From the bizarre to truly incredible, here are some of Guinness World Records and it’s all about the Rock.
“Loudwire“ compiled a list of 20 rock music-related Guinness World Records. Here are 10:
1. Most memes ever used in a music video: Weezer’s video for “Pork and Beans”. They used 55 different memes including the dramatic gopher and “Leave Britney alone”.
2. Shortest music concert: The Who in 2007 in Tampa, Florida. It lasted only 13 seconds because Roger Daltrey realized he couldn’t sing due to an illness.
3. Most encores ever at a music concert: The Cure in 2004 and 2005. They returned to the stage FIVE times at the end of three of their concerts during that time.
4. First music video to be banned by MTV: Queen’s video for “Body Language” in 1982. It had, quote, “homoerotic undertones” and excessive skin.
5. Longest music video: Twenty One Pilots’ “Level of Concern”. It ended up being 117 days, 16 hours, 10 minutes, and 25 seconds long. It was a live steam on YouTube using video submissions from fans.
6. Most music tracks released within one week: Pearl Jam. In May of 2021, they released 5,404 live tracks from 14 years’ worth of shows to their digital archive.
7. Largest electric guitar in the world: Modeled after a 1967 Gibson Flying V, it’s 43 feet long, 7-and-a-half inches tall, and a little over 16 feet wide. It’s playable, too.
8. First band to destroy instruments on stage: The Who in 1964. Pete Townshend destroyed his guitar after accidentally breaking the neck of it on a low ceiling.
9. Highest grossing music biopic in the world: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which was about Queen and Freddie Mercury. It set the record with $733 million back in 2019, and that has since grown to over $910 million.
10. Longest marathon playing drums: 133 hours and 3 minutes . . . which is over five days long. It was accomplished by a man named Carlos Santos in Portugal.