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. - ryanrimmel

2 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. - ryanrimmel

3 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 - ryanrimmel

4 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. Its 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 aledgedly says:
"Oh hears 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." - ryanrimmel

5 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. - ryanrimmel

6 Gene Simmons Has a Cow Tounge

Gene Simmons of KISS aledgedly had a cow tounge surgically implanted, which is why his tounge is abnormally long. - ryanrimmel

7 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. - ryanrimmel

8 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. - ryanrimmel

9 Gloomy Sunday, The Hungarian Suicide Song
10 In The Air Tonight's Meaning

I herd something similar!

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 steeling his Phil Collins tickets. And he wrote that song about that experience.
Collins dismissed the rumor saying that song was about his divorce. - ryanrimmel

The Contenders

11 Dave Mustaine and Vladimir Putin are the same person

I'm not sure if this counts as an urban legend. Sure, they do look similar, but you'd have to be an idiot to think they are the same persoj - ryanrimmel

12 The House of the Rising Sun

The House of the Rising Sun is actually a folk song with unknowned authorship, with many music acts recording it. The earliest being Tom Ashley's in 1934, and the most famous one being The Animals's 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. - ryanrimmel

13 Marilyn Manson Played a Character on The Wonder Years
14 Is Gene Simmons part animal
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2. Paul is Dead
3. The Dark Side of the Rainbow


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