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10 Music Myths People Still Believe

June 22nd, 2014 12:55pm EDT
10 Music Myths People Still Believe
Some of the greatest music myths are those that pass through generations and are still fresh and new to each set of ears that hears them. The best of the best are funny, mean and downright outrageous. But hey, you have to be pretty high on the popularity scale to get one of these things said about you, so myth or not, all press is good press. According to Webster's, a myth is a "a widely held but false belief or idea." So in no particular order, here are 10 of the greatest music myths people still believe, even after all these years.

1. Elvis Is Still Alive!

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12 Celebs People Love to Believe Faked Their Deaths

June 4th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Dead Celebrities People Love To Believe Faked Their Deaths
Sometimes we just don’t want to believe a loved one is gone. The same is true for some celebrities, especially after they die under odd circumstances. There will always be a slice of the population that believes these celebrities faked their death for one reason or another.

Kurt Cobain

Despite evidence Cobain committed suicide, the rock legend continues to be the target of conspiracy theorists. In one of the most bizarre theories, it's believed Cobain faked his death and continued to live as Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer. Why? Cuomo appeared in the music scene soon after Cobain's de...
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Unpublished Notebook Of Jim Morrison's Final Musings To Go Under The Hammer

November 6th, 2013 8:28am EST
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison's unpublished 100-page handwritten notebook is to be auctioned off 10 days after what would have been The Doors star's 70th birthday next month.

The rare item will be among the highlights at Profiles in History's upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Auction on December 18th. The notebook, which Morrison updated during his final months in Paris, features musings, poetry and notes that have never been published.

The notebook is from the collection of rock legend Graham Nash, who was given the memorabilia by his former manager Bill Siddons. Siddons was one of the only people who saw Morriso...
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The Doors Open Up About Jim Morrison's Hollywood Bowl Acid Trip

December 10th, 2012 7:35pm EST
Jim Morrison
The existing members of The Doors have opened up about the myth suggesting tragic frontman Jim Morrison was high on acid when the group performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 1968, insisting it was a secret the enigmatic singer took to the grave.

Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger have regrouped to reminisce about the fabled concert on a new remastered DVD/Blu-Ray pack, The Doors - Live at the Hollywood Bowl, and the trio admits there's still no conclusive evidence Morrison was stoned immaculate, to quote one of their own lyrics.

In the new film's bonus footage, Manz...
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Jim Morrison's Family Home In Florida For Sale

April 5th, 2012 9:42am EDT
Jim Morrison
The Florida home where it's believed rocker Jim Morrison was conceived in is on the market.

The Pensecola property has been owned by the Morrison family since 1932 and The Doors star's cousin Bruce currently lives there.

The rock legend's naval officer father and mother stayed there while Admiral Morrison was attending flight school in Pensacola in 1943.

The current owner has asked bosses at The Doors' Strange Days fanzine to spread the word that the house is for sale.

A post announcing the sale reads: "This house has a great history even without the Morrison connection! In the 1920s th...
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Val Kilmer To Stage Mark Twain Show At Hollywood Cemetery

March 15th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Mark Twain
One-time Batman Val Kilmer is to portray beloved writer Mark Twain in a new one-man show at Hollywood's most famous cemetery.

The actor will stage Citizen Twain at Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Masonic Lodge for two weekends later this month.

Kilmer, who has portrayed real-life icons Jim Morrison and Doc Holliday on the big screen, will debut his cemetery show, which he also wrote, on March 23rd. He will wrap up performances on April 1st.

The production, aimed at conjuring up the legendary storyteller's spirit, will explore the life of Twain, while also incorporating song and prose.

T...
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Lost Doors Song To Appear In New Documentary

January 16th, 2012 7:59pm EST
The Doors
Lost The Doors recording "She Smells So Nice" is to feature on the band's upcoming DVD documentary "Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story Of L.A. Woman."

The track was discovered by producer Bruce Botnick while he was reviewing the recording sessions for a remastered re-release project and it debuted on the band's Facebook.com page earlier this month - and now it has been added to a photo montage at the end of the documentary, which chronicles the making of Jim Morrison's final Doors album before his death in 1971.

The track features the late Morrison repeating "Mr. Mojo Risin'" - the anagram of his...
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New Doors Track Unearthed For 40th Anniversary 'L.A. Woman' Reissue

November 17th, 2011 11:05pm EST
The Doors
A lost Doors track is to be included in the band's L.A. Woman 40th anniversary re-release.

The previously unheard tune, "She Smells So Nice," was recently discovered by producer Bruce Botnick as he waded through session tapes recorded around the time of the classic 1971 album.

The reissue is set for release in January.
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The 'Forever 27 Club' - Music's Growing List Of Stars Who Died At 27 Years Old

July 24th, 2011 4:35pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
The 'Forever 27 Club' has become more than a legend since the dawn of music recording. As it turns out, some of music's most influential artists who were taken from us much too soon all parted with the living at age 27. Is it a coincidence or a curse?

The latest 27-year-old to "join" this exclusive club is Amy Winehouse, who died Saturday at her London home. No one knows why or how yet, but initial speculation - most likely based on her past - is that drugs and/or alcohol were somehow involved.

Well, they played a big part in the deaths of these other stars who preceded her "in the club."...
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'Pristine' Jim Morrison Photos Discovered In Storage Unit

June 2nd, 2011 8:59am EDT
Jim Morrison
A treasure trove of lost Jim Morrison photographs snapped in 1968 have been unearthed in a storage unit.

A European photo agency was commissioned to shoot Morrison by a U.S. teen magazine, but none of the pictures were used.

Instead, they were filed away and forgotten about until staff cleaning out a storage unit came across the 51 "pristine" A4-sized prints.

The prints have been snapped up by a collector who is offering them to fans of The Doors via fanzine The Doors Collectors Magazine.

A blurb on the publication's website reads, "We DO NOT have the negatives or own the copyrights to ...
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Doors Drummer John Densmore: 'No More Autographs'

April 21st, 2011 7:53pm EDT
John Densmore
The Doors drummer John Densmore has just added to the value of his autograph after stating he'll never sign his name for a fan again.

The "Riders on the Storm" hitmaker has taken to his website to kindly ask fans to stop requesting his signature.

He writes, "The last several years I have been so flooded with requests that it is interfering with my personal life, and I am going to have to stop.

"Fans (or opportunists from ebay) track me when I land at any airport, follow me into the bathroom, and hang around my hotel, looking for my John Henry (autograph). It is unfortunate, but I have to...
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Dillinger Escape Plan Frontman Slams 'Poser' Jared Leto

March 7th, 2011 12:26pm EST
Dillinger Escape
Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato has aimed a scathing internet rant at 30 Seconds To Mars star Jared Leto, branding the rocker "a poser" and urging him to go "back to acting."

Puciato took to his Twitter.com page and fired off a number of angry messages aimed at the Chapter 27 star, ranting about Leto's former career as an actor and even his outlandish hairstyles.

He writes, "How much of a f**king dork is Jared Leto? That guy's shtick is revolting. Biggest f**king poser. Makes Fred Durst seem like Jim Morrison. Anyone in this industry who has any pride should be ashamed if th...
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Groupie Queen Pamela Des Barres Reflects On VH1 Documentary

January 4th, 2011 9:56am EST
Pamela_Des_Barres
What does it really take to be one of the most recognized muses in rock ‘n’ roll? Just ask fiery haired Pamela Des Barres, the world’s most famous groupie. Before TMZ and Perez Hilton reported on the escapades of celebrities, the now 62-year-old California girl set off to meet her idols and was doing plenty of kissing, but no telling, at least until she published her world renowned memoir in 1987, I’m With The Band. Finally, she dished on what it was really like to be with some of music’s most influential artists, including Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, and Jim Morrison. Yet, it wasn...
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Jim Morrison's Pardon Granted

December 9th, 2010 9:43pm EST
Jim Morrison
Rocker Jim Morrison has been posthumously pardoned on 41-year-old indecency charges following a unanimous vote by Florida lawmakers on Thursday.

The late Doors singer was arrested in Miami for indecent exposure at a 1969 concert, but Governor Charlie Crist recently launched a campaign to have the count wiped from state records, arguing it was time to forgive and forget.

Last week, Morrison's former bandmate John Densmore insisted the frontman only teased fans during the gig and did not actually expose himself onstage.

And the campaign has worked - the pardon was granted during a Clemency...
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Florida Governor Considers Pardoning Jim Morrison

November 9th, 2010 11:32am EST
Charlie Crist
Officials in Florida are considering granting Jim Morrison a posthumous pardon to clear his name over indecent exposure charges dating back to 1969.

The Doors frontman was convicted of drunkenly exposing himself on stage at a concert in Miami and handed a six month jail term and a $500 fine. He was appealing the sentence when he died of a heart attack in 1971.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is now deciding whether to offer the late rocker clemency, effectively clearing him of the charges.

Crist's deputy press secretary, Chris Cate, says, "The governor is considering the clemency," whi...
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The Doors - 'When You're Strange' A Must Have DVD For Fans

August 9th, 2010 10:28pm EDT
The Doors
The Doors: “When You’re Strange” Eagle Rock Ent. A documentary about the Doors is nothing new. One made with the full cooperation of the three surviving original members - Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger - however is. “When You’re Strange” is such a documentary, one that is even narrated by actor Johnny Depp, and honestly, Depp doesn’t just sign on to any piece of garage (recent remake of Alice in Wonderland notwithstanding, or just go ahead and input your favorite Depp lowlight here).

This doc houses enough footage of venerable frontman Jim Morrison to sell the work itself,...
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The Doors Lyrics Sell For $19,500

August 4th, 2010 10:20am EDT
The Doors
A scrap of yellowing paper on which Jim Morrison scribbled lyrics to The Doors track L.A. Woman has sold for $19,500.

The note, which also included doodles and sketches drawn by the late singer, went under the hammer at a rock memorabilia auction in Reading, England on Tuesday.

Other items in the sale at Cameo auction house included an abstract painting by late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, which made $12,600, a green jacket belonging to the late rocker and a red fabric hairband which he once wore onstage.

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Kid Cudi: 'I Just Smoke Weed'

July 22nd, 2010 2:33pm EDT
Kid Cudi
Rapper Kid Cudi has quit hard drugs following his arrest last month for possession of a controlled substance.

The Day 'N Nite hitmaker, real name Scott Mescudi, was taken into custody in June after allegedly smashing a woman's cellphone and breaking the door of her apartment off its hinges. Cops found a glass bottle of a controlled substance at the scene and he was charged with the drug count, in addition to felony criminal mischief. Reports suggested the substance was liquid cocaine.

Cudi addressed the controversy during a concert in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday when he spoke out to c...
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Rolling Stones, Doors Release New Documentary DVDs

June 24th, 2010 10:15pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
Eagle Vision 'the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment' is proud to announce the release of The Rolling Stones' "Stones In Exile," (June 22) a compelling hour long documentary look at the recording of what many rock historians call the greatest album in history: 1972's "Exile On Main Street." The packaging comes complete with 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus footage.

There has been, over the years, a veritable mountain of debate, conjecture, written words and mythologizing about this most classic album. It has been the subject of books, of rumors, of innuendo, of storie...
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John Densmore Tried To Stop Jim Morrison's Self-Destruction

April 6th, 2010 7:00am EDT
The Doors
Former Doors drummer John Densmore desperately wanted to save his tragic bandmate Jim Morrison before he went too far - but was locked out from his inner circle of friends and enablers.

Morrison died in a Paris, France hotel room in 1971 after years of drug and alcohol abuse, and Densmore admits it pained him to watch his friend spiral into a self-destructive hell.

Densmore tried his best to warn Morrison of the fate that awaited him if he didn't change his ways, but, by the time Morrison moved to France, he could no longer reach him.

Promoting new Tom DiCillo Doors documentary "When You...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Date Night,' 'After.Life' & More

April 5th, 2010 9:11am EDT
The Doors
If I could make a recommendation about going to see “Clash of the Titans,” it would be not to see it in 3-D. While most viewing experiences are enhanced by of 3-D, its use in this film largely detracts from the product. Director Louis Leterrier’s closely pinned shots are unsteady and jarring to the viewer in 3-D, resulting in a headache inducing experience.

The art direction in “Clash of the Titans” is thorough, creating a vivid portrait of ancient Greece and the mythological figures that were part of everyday lore. Corny dialogue and cliché story weigh down this adventure film though. ...
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Can Val Kilmer Make A Comeback In Hollywood?

November 18th, 2009 11:09am EST
Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer makes a triumphant return to the big screen this week in "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," an off-kilter project befitting Kilmer's reputation as one of Hollywood's biggest head cases.

Will this film - Kilmer's first to get a wide release since 2006's "Déjà Vu" - get the actor back on the Hollywood map or will he continue to toil away in B-movie wilderness for the rest of his career?

Remember, Kilmer may be king of the straight-to-DVD landscape now, but for a while was considered to be one of the leading men in Hollywood. Kilmer was Iceman for crying out loud! H...
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Rockin' and Reelin': Seven Spectacular Movie Concerts

July 7th, 2009 10:00am EDT
School of Rock
Pull out your lighter, turn up the volume, and get ready to throw up the horns. This jammin' compilation is my top seven compilation of climactic movie concerts. Why seven? Seven is a nice odd number.

When I first decided to form a list of top movie concerts, I thought having a wealth of film knowledge would help me out. Sitting down to draft the list however, I found myself at a loss for ideas. I couldn't see the forest for the trees, and plots sat jumbled together in my head.

After thinking for a few days and taking a stroll through my neighborhood Blockbuster's going out of bu...
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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More Rock Stars Have Died At 27 Than Any Other Age

April 7th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Jimi Hendrix
"The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll," which comes out today, reveals that more rock stars have died at 27 than at any other age.

Famous 27s include Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, and members of The Gits, Big Star, Badfinger, Grateful Dead, Minutemen, The Stooges, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Mars Volta, American Head Charge, Manic Street Preachers, and many more.

Starpulse broke the story late last year that Amy Winehouse is terrified of joining the 27 Club and Britney Spears is too, according to author and journalist ...
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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Collateral Damage From Robert Plant's Decision To Nix Zep Reunion

December 25th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Led Zeppelin
Since the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reformed last December for a one-off show to pay tribute to late Atlantic Records founder and legend Ahmet Ertegun, the man who discovered and brought us some of the most talented artists of all-time (seriously, we really could use another Ahmet right about now-- but since the almighty dollar overshadows the need for actual talent we can forget that) and gave a handful of folks in England the greatest holiday gift ever, there has been a weekly story about the band going on tour. And not going on tour. But wanting to tour. And not wanting to tour. ...
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Review: Mixing 'Chinese Democracy' With Dr Pepper

December 5th, 2008 11:44am EST
Guns N Roses
We've waited 17 years for a full length album of new Guns N' Roses material, and this stretch of time was made all the more ridiculous after all the delays, firings, and apparent breakdowns by Axl Rose, the band's only remaining original member, and his ill-fated project: Chinese Democracy. As more and more time elapsed, as release dates were pushed back further-and-further, the expectations for this album became higher or lower, depending on how you look at it. Some might say that it couldn't possibly be good because Axl is totally off his rocker and has made simply putting out a rock n'...
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Battle of The Bulge: Celebrities With Beer Guts

July 15th, 2008 9:12am EDT
Burt Young
Some people may find it cute that their man has a tubby gut whereas some people find it nauseating. In Hollywood, the belly is a sure sign of a man letting himself go and not trying to stay young and pretend he's still a fresh Hollywood actor. Stars have to be perfect, attractive and fit all the time so there comes a time in their career where they get fed up with being so self image savvy. What's wrong with relaxing, packing on the pounds and letting your gut hang over those Diesel jeans? We're talking about the beer gut and these guys don't have a problem showing it off whether it's prett...
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Night Ranger Releases First Studio Album In A Decade

July 3rd, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Night Ranger
VH1 Classic is proud to present the brand new album from Night Ranger entitled Hole In The Sun. This is Night Ranger's first studio album in a decade and commemorates their 25th anniversary as a band.

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the July 1 release of Night Ranger's Hole In The Sun, notably that it marks the band's first studio album in a decade and commemorates the pioneering hard rock outfit's 25th anniversary as a band. The best reason, as has been the case throughout Night Ranger's heralded career, is to celebrate the music itself.

"People will hear this record ...
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