Here are 10 bands who set world records, in no particular order:
1. Metallica: In 2013, they became the first band to play on all seven continents in one year.
2. Kiss: During their “Kiss 2020 Goodbye” livestream in Dubai, they had the highest flame projection in a concert at about 115 feet . . . and the most flame projections launched simultaneously in a music concert.
3. Pearl Jam: They have the most live tracks released in one week. Last year they put out a digital archive called “Deep” that has 5,404 live songs compiled over a span of 14 years of touring.
4. Motley Crue: They have the first song to sell better on Xbox than iTunes. “Saints of Los Angeles” was downloaded 37,000 more times in its first week on Xbox Live.
5. Paramore: In the music video for “Ain’t It Fun”, they set 10 world records, including the most feathers caught in 30 seconds, longest time spinning a vinyl record on a finger, and the fastest time to run backward holding stuffed animals while blindfolded for 30 feet.
Setting 10 world records in a video was also a world record in itself.
6. Twenty One Pilots: They are the first musical artist to certify at least RIAA Gold for every track on two consecutive albums, “Vessel” (2013) and “Blurryface” (2015).
7. Iron Maiden: They have the most songs featured in video games for a metal band . . . a total of 51. (Green Day has the most for a rock band, with 57 songs.)
8. Thirty Seconds to Mars: In 2011 they completed the longest tour by a rock band for a total of 309 dates.
9. OK Go: They became the first to shoot a music video on a reduced-gravity aircraft. It was for “Upside Down & Inside Out”.
10. Shinedown: They have most #1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart . . . 16 total.