The crazy things you learn by accident.
I knew that Christian metal band Stryper started out as Roxx Regime, which basically split, with half the people starting Stryper and the other half starting Poison.
I had no idea that Eric Fucking Johnson was Roxx Regime's original bassist. (If you don't recognize the name, click here
. You'll recognize his work. Or be introduced to and awestruck by it, at least.)
Or that Stryper lead singer Michael Sweet was later offered the lead vocalist position in Boston (which would've probably worked pretty well).