4/20/2009

Rock and Roll Myths

We've only done this once before in our 8 year history, so why not do it again? Here are 5 popular ones (in no particular order):

DAVID LEE ROTH IS GAY
Yeah, Diamond Dave does have a little Liberace in him, but gay? C’mon. The dude has forgotten more women he's slept with than Gene Simmons has bragged about. This is a guy who's rumored to have learned Spanish just so he could bang non-English speaking Latinas. Plus, as Dave himself once told us, "Call me retro, but I'm still hetero!"

THE BLACK EYED PEAS WERE AWESOME BEFORE FERGIE
The ubiquitous lady lumper is so obnoxious to so many that this one has become an oft-repeated mantra. But unlike the Doobie Brothers, who turned really lame after Michael McDonald showed up, there’s no real proof the Peas were a stellar act pre-Fergie. Maybe they sucked less, but that's not saying much, now is it?

KURT COBAIN WAS MURDERED
We think so. Here’s why.

CHARLES MANSON AUDITIONED FOR THE MONKEES
Since he was an aspiring L.A. songwriter who did have music business contacts—Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, producer Terry Melcher—this one seems plausible. Except that when The Monkees were put together in 1966 Manson had at least one more year left to do in jail, where he’d been residing since 1961.

DAVID GILMOUR WAS A MODEL BEFORE JOINING PINK FLOYD
This is one is actually true. Although he was also a musician at the time.

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