26+ Rock and Roll Trivia Questions and Answers

Rock and roll are one of the most extensive collections of music in the world. To many people, rock music is more than a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. If you’re someone who loves rock and roll, then you’re going to love this trivia challenge on all things related to rock group, rock song, and rock history trivia and facts.

Rock and Roll Trivia

So let’s see how many of these rock and roll trivia and facts you’re already familiar with. Here’s a collection of rock trivia and facts that you’ll love.

  • Queen’s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, went by the name Farrokh Bulsara before becoming a rock singer.
  • Elvis Presley died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis.
  • Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison joined the band when it was called the Quarrymen.
  • Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler goes by the nickname “Demon of the Screamin” because of his high-pitched voice.
  • Pink Floyd fathered two subgenres of music, psychedelic space-rock and blues-based progressive rock.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd originally formed under the band name, My Backyard in 1964.

Rock and Roll Trivia Questions and Answers

Get ready to rock out! We’ve included some rock and roll trivia questions and answers for you. See how many of them you can get right!

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What lead instrument did Sammy Hagar play when he was in Van Halen? ▶ Electric Guitar
Who was Black Sabbath’s iconic lead vocalist? ▶ Ozzy Osbourne
What Queen song has the line “Mama, just killed a man…”? ▶ Bohemian Rhapsody
Which classic rock artist wrote the song “Wonderful Tonight”? ▶ Eric Clapton
Whose dress was dried like jerky for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?▶ Lady Gaga
Who was the lead singer for the rock and roll band “The Crickets”?▶ Buddy Holly
Who is the lead singer for the American rock band Pearl Jam?▶ Eddie Vedder
“Stairway to Heaven” a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin was originally released on which of their albums?▶ Their untitled fourth studio album commonly referred to as “Led Zeppelin IV”.
Who played lead guitar for the British rock band Queen?▶ Brian May
How old was American musician Jimi Hendrix when he passed away in 1970?▶ 27
Who was the oldest member of the rock band The Beatles?▶ Ringo Starr
What is the name of What is the name of the Grateful Dead’s debut album released in 1967?▶ The Grateful Dead
What is the name of the first album released by American rock band Bon Jovi?▶ Bon Jovi
Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by which English rock band?▶ Led Zeppelin
Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?▶ Aretha Franklin
How many members were in the American rock band The White Stripes?▶ Two (Jack & Meg White)
Who is the lead singer for the rock band Guns N’ Roses?▶ Axl Rose
In 1967, what band released the hit song “Ruby Tuesday”?▶ The Rolling Stones
Who was the lead singer of the band Audioslave?▶ Chris Cornell
Who wrote and recorded the one hit wonder “Spirit in the Sky” released in late 1969?▶ Norman Greenbaum

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

His friends call him the Question Master.