I am so guilty of a few of these. Taken from the book "The Rock Bible: Unholy Scripture for Fans & Bands" available at bookstores & online.
I. "Do not name your band after another current band's song or album. Come to think of it, don't name your band after any song or album. Nobody cares about your 'good' taste."
II. "Turntables are not, nor have they ever been, a musical instrument."
III. "Using your computer on stage means you're as likely to be checking your e-mail as you are to be performing music."
IV. "Never personally master your own recordings unless you really don't want anyone to listen to them."
V. "Everybody thinks they're funny. Most people aren't, especially soundmen."
VI. "Few singers are allowed to drape scarves on microphone stands. You are not one of them."
VII. "Rhythm guitar players should always look like they want to be somewhere else."
VIII. "Those who figure they will play bass because it has two fewer strings than a guitar and is therefore easier to learn should probably just hold cases that hold guitars and basses."
IX. "Singers who tell the audience to 'Give it up for yourselves!' should be attacked by hyenas."
X. "Never spend more time on your hair than you would eating a modest-sized meal."
After years of intent and attempts, the next CD shall be called "Judge a Crook by its Cover." The tribute album will feature some unlikely songs that I've always wanted to recreate.
1) Hangin' Tough - (NKOTB) 2) I Eat Cannibals (Toto Coelo) 3) Separate Ways (Journey) 4) Everything's Cool (PWEI) 5) The NES Metroid Theme 6) Stigmata Martyr (Bauhaus) 7) Happy Boy (The Bolshoi) 8) In Shreds (The Chameleons) 9) Mr. Roboto (Styx) 10) Spasmolytic (Skinny Puppy) 11) Silent Lucidity (Queensryche)
This list isn't final and subject to change. I'm a slow & methodical musician so you won't hear the final material until next year. But I just want to tell the world.