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Metallica's lawyer once sent a cease and desist letter to a Metallica cover band. Metallica later said they had no idea the letter had been sent and offered an apology and told Rolling Stone that they had started out as a cover band, adding "Heck, we even recorded a two-disc album of covers!"

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In 1969, The Beatles originally planned to have an album titled Everest. However, the band didn't want to travel all the way to Mount Everest for the album cover photoshoot. This lead album title changing to Abbey Road, which was the street right outside their studio.

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  1. Singer Lorde has sound-to-color synesthesia, a unique condition where sound blends with sight to create certain colors. This greatly contributed to the creative process on "Melodrama", where she wrote music to the "violets and blues" that appear on the album's cover

  2. Exactly 700 actual beds were precisely laid out on a beach and used for the cover of Pink Floyd's album, "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason". None of them were cardboard cutouts.

  3. Springsteen isn't pissing on the American flag on the album cover of Born In The USA. "We took a lot of different types of pictures, and in the end, the picture of my ass looked better than the picture of my face...I didn't have any secret message."

  4. A man was actually set on fire for the cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album. An unexpected change in wind direction during the shoot caused stuntman Ronnie Rondell's mustache to catch on fire and burn off.

  5. While making the album “Nevermind,” There was concern about the nude baby on the cover being too inappropriate. Cobain then said he would just add a sticker on the penis saying "If you're offended by this, you must be a closet pedophile."

  6. Prince used Dave Chappelle's Prince on his album cover for "Breakfast Can Wait".

  7. Mrs. Miller, a middle-aged housewife with no formal music training, whose first album "Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits" consisted of badly sung covers of popular pop songs from bands such as The Beatles. Her album reached #15 on the Billboard's Top Albums chart in 1966.

  8. Prince used a picture of Dave Chappelle dressed as Prince for a 2013 album cover

  9. Indie musician Paz planted 5000 copies of his own album into wrapped CD cases resembling Justin Bieber's "Believe", down to the bar code and cover, at major retailers. Paz stated retailers made it impossible to get indie music sold there and that 'the world won't really miss a Bieber record'.

  10. Nirvana's cover of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" off of their 1993 MTV Unplugged album revitalized people's interest in Bowie while also leading his younger listeners to think he was covering Nirvana, much to his annoyance.

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When band Bloodhound Gang was trying to find a model for cover art for their album, Hefty Fine, they asked models to send in a picture and a bio. Carlin Langley sent in a photograph of himself performing fellatio on another man. The band was impressed by Langley's sense of humor and hired him.

Christopher Lee (Saruman in Lord of the Rings, and Count Dooku in Star Wars) played and sung in several heavy metal albums, including a collection of Christmas carol covers. - source

In 2002, after performing a full live set, Dream Theater did an encore cover of Metallica's "Master of Puppets." No, not the song. The entire album. - source

Paul McCartney covered his own album "Ram" entirely in an "Easy Listening" format under the name Percy Thrillington.

London's Abbey Road zebra crossing, made famous from the Beatles album cover, has been granted Grade II listing, meaning it is now recognised as nationally important and of special interest. - source

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The photo on the cover of Neil Young's album "Silver and Gold" was taken with his daughter's Game Boy camera.

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The title for Guns N'Roses classic 1987 album "Appetite For Destruction" comes from its original cover art, a surrealist painting by Robert Williams which "depicted a robotic rapist about to be punished by a metal avenger." The cover was replaced after stores refused to stock it.

After the frontman of Norwegian metal band committed suicide, his bandmate made necklaces out of pieces of his skull and gave them out to musicians he deemed worthy. He also took a picture of the scene, and it was later used as the cover of their next album.

Pink Floyd's inflatable pig, Algie, broke loose during the shooting of their 1976 'Animals' album cover and resulted in grounded flights at Heathrow Airport.

Sideshow performer Francesco Lentini was born in Sicily in 1889 with 3 different length legs, 4 feet, and 2 genitals - a result of a partially absorbing his conjoined twin. He married, had 4 children, and lived to be 85. His photo is on the back cover of Alice In Chain’s self-titled album.

The Beatles', Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released June 1, 1967 and was the first time lyrics had ever been included with an album cover.

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In 2016, Train released an album covering Led Zeppelin II in its entirety. NY Daily News called it "confusing and unnecessary".

When Pink Floyd were designing the iconic 'Animals' album cover, the inflatable pig tied to Battersea Power Station broke free causing Heathrow Airport to cancel all their flights due to a giant flying pig over London.

When Phil Collins recently released his re-mastered solo albums, he replaced the original covers of his face with (then) current pictures

The lead singer of Bow Wow Wow recorded multiple albums, toured the world, posed nude on an album cover, and was kicked out of the band ...all before she turned 17

The famous cover photo of The Beatles' album "HELP!", in which the four of them pose in flag semaphore to each make a letter, actually has them spelling "NUJV". The photographer said he thought it looked better.

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When 'The Doors' finished their ‘Morrison Hotel’ album cover photoshoot they went around for a beer and found by chance a bar named ‘Hard Rock Café’. One photo taken there was used as the album's back cover, later inspiring the creation of the chain of theme restaurants by the same name.

The mom of the baby on the cover of Biggie Small's "Ready to Die" album had a difficult time getting other baby modeling gigs because of his enormous, ultimately iconic afro

After the singer of a Norwegian black metal band Mayhem shot himself, first thing the band's guitarist did after discovering his body was to take a picture which was later used as an album cover art.

The butt on the album cover of Get Lucky by Loverboy belongs to the 13 year old daughter of the photographer.

Before he became an actor, Phil Hartman designed album covers for bands such as Poco and America

Due to the events of 9/11, the Alt Hip-Hop group 'The Coup' had to change their [Party Music] album cover (depicting The Twin Towers blowing-up) before their initial September of 2001 release date. The scrapped album cover had been originally made back in June of that year...

Led Zeppelin changed their name to 'The Nobs' for a single show because a descendant of the Zeppelin aircraft's creator threatened to sue if they used her name. After a meeting that convinced her otherwise she saw their first album's cover of the Hindenburg crashing, she again changed her mind.

The cover art for The Cars' 1979 album 'Candy-O' was painted by fame pin-up artist Alberto Vargas, who had retired but was persuaded by his niece, a Cars fan, to do the piece. The model for the cover was, coincidentally, named Candy.

Actor Joe Pesci (Goodfellas, Casino, Home Alone, My Cousin Vinny, etc.) originally started as a musician and played guitar in a band that later featured Jimi Hendrix. Pesci also had a great singing voice and released an album of pop-rock cover songs in 1968 (example link in comments)

In 1965, dismissed Beatles drummer Pete Best released an album "Best of the Beatles"; a play on Best's name, leading to disappointment for record buyers who neglected to read the song titles on the front cover and expected a Beatles compilation.

The Beatles released the Sgt. Peppers album on a Friday and Jimi Hendrix played a cover of the album's namesake two days later with two Beatles in attendance.

The cover of the Pink Floyd compilation album ECHOES is a real photo, and they actually built the set to capture it.

The singer of a metal band called Mayhem took his life by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. His suicide note apologized for firing the weapon indoors and ended saying, “Excuse all the blood.” The band’s guitarist photographed the body and used the photo as the cover of a live album.

Prince used a picture of Dave Chappelle dressed as him on the cover of his 2013 album, "Breakfast Can Wait" after he performed in a sketch making fun of Prince

Quiet Riot did not want to cover Slade’s song, “Cum On Feel the Noize”, and they set out to make the recording an “intentional train wreck”. The 1983 single broke Quiet Riot and led them becoming the first metal band to reach the top of the Billboard album chart.

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