"This is not some generic, bargain-basement music trivia game, pal. This is made FOR the pros BY the pros. I use it nightly on my show at KLOS-FM/L.A, where the info had better be right. And compelling. It's all that and, frankly, ALL THAT!" -- Gary Moore
Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
Can you name all the members of the '27 Club'... or who filled in for Ringo on drums when he (momentarily) quit the band... what fellow artist dubbed Jimmy Buffett's fans "Parrotheads"... or what state's anthem was owned by Michael Jackson? Or maybe you're one of those music fans who think they know it all already?
Either way, for anyone who loves debating music trivia with their buddies over a couple of cold ones, there's only one app to add to your smartphone: 'Rock & Roll Heaven' is THE music trivia quiz. Sporting the largest database of any music trivia app, it'll put those long-standing musical arguments to bed… while starting a few new ones at the same time. Gary Moore at KLOS-FM in Los Angeles agrees: "This is not some generic, bargain-basement music trivia game, pal. This is made FOR the pros BY the pros. I use it on my nightly 5-hour show here at KLOS-FM in L.A, where the info had better be right. And compelling. It's all that and, frankly, ALL THAT! Love it!"
Gary Guthrie, the brains behind the ever-growing battalion of questions knows the kind of thing that gets music fans' grey matter turning over. "We believe that the true music fan has an insatiable appetite for trivia that not only tests their knowledge, but also informs and enlightens them about musicians and their backstories," he says.
Spoken like a true music aficionado. We all know that it isn't just about knowing your lyrics, feeling your music and dancing your socks off; it's also about knowing who designed the Led Zeppelin album covers and where Jim Morrison got his hair cut. Because it's trivia that separates the real music lover from the rest.
And Guthrie knows his stuff. He has hung out backstage with everyone from KISS to John Denver, gave birth to the Classic Hits/Rock format on more than 20 major market radio stations, and received gold record awards for his early support of artists like Bruce Springsteen and Meat Loaf. In the process he’s amassed a library of juicy rock & roll insights. He’s even become a music trivia question, himself, as the radio programmer who spliced together solo versions of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" spawning Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond's legendary duet.
The game has four categories of questions: 'Classic Rock,' 'Classic Oldies,' 'Lyrics,' and 'The 80s and Beyond.' There is something here for everyone, whether you were brought up on The Beatles and Bob Dylan, Bad Company and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the Beach Boys and BeeGees, Pink Floyd or the Pretenders. There's even a touch of the Beck and Beyonce era to make sure you're still on your game.
And the greatest thing about 'Rock and Roll Heaven' is that it is a truly interactive game. Every player can upload their own questions and try and outfox fellow trivia buffs. Plus, because there's different point values for each question, the app can be used as a party or bar game.
To keep things fresh, there's new content added daily and the game's leaderboards enable the real trivia warriors to claim bragging rights over friends and families, while others will be happy with just broadening their own musical horizons.
What’s more, the whole thing is entirely free (or just 99 cents for a no-ads version) in both the Android and iTunes stores and listed as "ROCK MUSIC TRIVIA".
For those who are more interested in Classic Rock/Oldies or something more in-depth, the book version of 'Rock and Roll Heaven Entrance Exam' is the perfect answer. Chock-full of music puzzlers where the questions fascinate and the answers are illuminated by the interesting stories behind the questions. (For those who want to give the book as a holiday present, there's a 15% off coupon code. See below.)
Either way, one thing is certain: the 'Rock & Roll Heaven' app and book are must-haves for anyone who has music in their soul.
Android Marketplace download link: http://tinyurl.com/rockandrollheaven-android (Search for "Rock Music Trivia")
Apple Store download link: http://tinyurl.com/rockandrollheaven-apple (Search for "Rock Music Trivia")
Rock and Roll Heaven Entrance Exam (book version). Use the promo code UB872NP8 for 15% off the price of the book.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS/AUTHORS:
The brains behind the game include E5 and Bit33, creators of TriviaBurst, the most popular trivia app available with more than 250,000 users; A Nest of Eggs llc, publisher of 'Rock and Roll Heaven Entrance Exam,' the authoritative resource for music trivia; and Gary Guthrie, widely considered one of the pioneers of the Classic Rock/Classic Hits radio formats and a trivia question, himself ("Who was the person that spliced together solo versions of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" that spawned Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond's legendary recording?).