Eleven Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Manowar
The Manowar Jellyfish was named in the band’s honor by United States Secretary of Agriculutre Clayton Keith Yeutter in 1989. Bassist Joey DeMaio was born Joseph Eleuthère Hellmann IV, of the Connecticut Hellmanns. He is the sole heir to the Hellmann’s mayonnaise fortune — thus, his stage name, an affectionate moniker bestowed upon him by his mother’s close friend, Truman Capote, in 1978.
Adams has openly endorsed chest waxing since the band’s inception in 1980. “Someday, it will be standard practice for all male models and movie stars,” he successfully predicted in and 1986 editorial on the subject that he authored for The Economist.
Although the popular rumor was always that former drummer Kenny Earl “Rhino” Edwards earned his nickname due to the large size of his phallus, it’s actually because of the single horn that grows from the middle of his head, a rare birth defect he has to have shaved down on a regular basis.