Top 10 Urban Legends In Music

Unusual allegations, folklore, conspiracy theories, and mysteries. These are the best urban legends about musicians, songs, and bands.
The Top Ten
1 Robert Johnson Sold His Soul at the Crossroads

Legend has it, 1930s Blues singer Robert Johnson was at the crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi where he sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for the ability to play the guitar.

2 Hidden Message in "Stairway to Heaven"

Many conspiracy theorists believe that in Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," there is a satanic message. When played forward, the verse goes:

"If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now. It's just a spring clean for the May Queen. Yes, there are two paths you can go down, but in the long run. There's still time to change the road you're on."

When played backwards, it allegedly says:

"Oh, here's to my Sweet Satan. The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan. He'll give you 666. There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, Sad Satan."

3 Paul is Dead

Some think that Paul McCartney died in a car crash in the late '60s and was replaced by a double. The Beatles thought it was hilarious and added subliminal messages about it in their later work.

4 Musicians Killed by the Illuminati

Some theorists believe that musicians such as John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and many more were actually killed by the Illuminati for refusing to join. I am not one of those people.

5 Gloomy Sunday, The Hungarian Suicide Song
6 Musicians Have Faked Their Deaths

People believe that musicians such as Elvis Presley, Tupac, Jim Morrison, and Michael Jackson are actually still alive and living in seclusion. They believe their deaths were faked to send messages about violence and drugs.

Or maybe they want to escape from their fame. You know how famous these people were at their peak.

7 The Dark Side of the Rainbow

Apparently, if you play Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wizard of Oz" together, the album will be perfectly in sync with the movie. I don't see it, but others do.

8 Jimi Hendrix's Acidic Headband

According to legend, Jimi Hendrix would put acid on his headband and cut his forehead. That would mean he would be playing the guitar and tripping at the same time.

9 The House of the Rising Sun

The House of the Rising Sun is actually a folk song with unknown authorship, with many music acts recording it. The earliest being Tom Ashley's in 1934, and the most famous one being The Animals' in 1964. There have been many theories as to where and what The House of the Rising Sun in New Orleans actually is. Some suggest a prison, and some suggest a brothel. Nobody will ever know for sure.

10 Marilyn Manson Played a Character on The Wonder Years
The Contenders
11 Dave Mustaine and Vladimir Putin are the Same Person
12 Gene Simmons Has a Cow Tounge

Gene Simmons of KISS allegedly had a cow tongue surgically implanted, which is why his tongue is abnormally long.

13 Marilyn Manson Had His Ribs Removed So He Could Pleasure Himself
14 In The Air Tonight's Meaning

Phil Collins's 1981 hit "In The Air Tonight" has an unusual theory about its meaning. Some say that Collins saw a man get beaten up and thrown into a river, after stealing his Phil Collins tickets, and he wrote that song about that experience.

Collins dismissed the rumor, saying that song was about his divorce.

15 Is Gene Simmons part animal
16 Scream in the song Love Rollercoaster
17 Chester Bennington Was Murdered
18 Avril Lavigne Was Replaced
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