101 Things You Never Knew About Music

To see in the New Year our friends at MusicRadar.com have compiled a list of 101 things you never knew about music.

And some of the gems that lie within may surprise you if you thought you knew everything about your favourite guitarists...

Leo Fender, inventor of the Stratocaster and Telecaster, couldn't play the guitar.

Noel Gallagher, Gary Moore and Mark Knopfler write left-handed but play guitar as if right-handers.

Slash was born in Hampstead, London, not in Stoke as is usually reported.

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon models for Cordings, an upmarket London gentleman's tailor, part-owned by Eric Clapton.

Shred ledge Steve Vai is an expert beekeeper and occasionally lectures schoolchildren on the joys of apiary.

Malcolm Young uses IK Multimedia AmpliTube software on AC/DC's Black Ice tracks 'Big Jack' and 'Anything Goes'.

Tom Morello's father, Ngethe Njoroge, a Kenyan, was the country's first ambassador to the United Nations.

Eddie Van Halen's middle name is Lodewijk, after composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante once planned to audition for Frank Zappa - until he found out about Zappa's strict 'no-drugs' rule for his band.

To read the full list head MusicRadar.com