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Hi, I'm John Green. Welcome to my salon. This is Mental Floss video, and did you know that in the 1990s, Joey Ramone, of the Ramones, was infatuated with then CNBC talk show host Maria Bartiromo? They eventually became pen pals, and she gave him investment advice over email. He even wrote her a song, and asked her to come to CBGB's to hear it. She couldn't make it, but she did send a camera crew. She later (very generously) called it a "tremendous tribute".

And that is the first of many facts about rock bands I'm going to share with you today, in this video brought to you by our friends at Geico.

To promote Radiohead's debut album, Pablo Honey,  to US record label Capital made the weird choice to align them with Beavus and Butt-head. One print ad read "Radiohead, better than Butt-head!" That's just terrible. it's so cringey.

3) Before they were astonishingly old and somehow still alive, the Rolling Stones were cool for their long hair, which frustrated British hairdressers in he 1960s. Hairdressers even wrote into newspapers to complain about the popular style; in December 1964, the band took out an ad in the music magazine NME that said "Happy Christmas to the starving hairdressers and their families."

4) The guitarist for Rage against the machine,