Mark McGrath, a singer of the rock band Sugar Ray from Los Angeles, California, was a celebrity contestant on the Rockstar edition of the U.S. version of the show on February 11, 2001. He donated $32,000 for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Alliance after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these musical groups in the order they released their debut album, starting with the earliest.
• A: U2 • B: ABBA
• C: Destiny's Child • D: Salt-N-Pepa

From the 10 starting contestants, 7 got it right, but Mark (with a time of 6 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-C-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Mark's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In sports and music lingo, the word "fan" is short for what?
• A: Fantastic • B: Fanatic
• C: Fantasy • D: Teenager

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Where does a doctor normally place his fingertips when checking a patient's pulse?
• A: On the scalp • B: Near the wrist
• C: In both nostrils • D: In a light socket

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
When a singer performs a few extra songs at the end of a concert, it is called what?
• A: Encore • B: Ovation
• C: Riff • D: Ego

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following professional sports balls is not hollow?
• A: Basketball • B: Ping-Pong ball
• C: Golf ball • D: Soccer ball

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What time of day is also the title of a 1970 song made popular by Eric Clapton?
• A: Early morning • B: Late afternoon
• C: Before dawn • D: After midnight

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
When it is summer in the U.S., what season is it in Australia?
• A: Fall • B: Winter
• C: Summer • D: Spring

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Before beginning her solo career in 1995, singer Natalie Merchant was the lead vocalist of what band?
• A: The Bangles • B: The Cranberries
• C: 10,000 Maniacs • D: Cowboy Junkies

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Promoting fair competition among businesses is the main arm of what type of law?
• A: Antitrust • B: Probate
• C: Tort • D: Contract

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the term for the failure of a metal part caused by repeated stress?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Exhaustion • B: Fatigue
• C: Enervation • D: Lassitude
Mark's thought was B, although his FF friends didn't seem to help him much, so he uses his 50:50 with his instinct still there. Mark goes with his thoughts and gets it right for $16,000.

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these songs would you be listening to if you heard the lyrics "bustle in your hedgerow"?
• A: Hotel California • B: Free Bird
• C: Satisfaction • D: Stairway to Heaven

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The title of the novel and film "A Room with a View" refers to a room with a view of what city?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Florence • B: Berlin
• C: Paris • D: Barcelona
Ask the Audience Results: A: 23% • B: 8% • C: 66% • D: 3%
Mark didn't have a clue, so he asks the Audience with 66% saying it's Paris. He goes with the audience, but this time they were wrong! The answer was A: Florence with only 23% of the audience saying that.


Preceded by
U.S. Contestant (Rockstar Edition)
Mark McGrath
Succeeded by
Lars Ulrich