Pop music stars have long been notorious for their outrageous behavior, both
311's name masks sinister ties to white supremacy, because 'K' is the eleventh letter of the alphabet, and three times 'K' equals KKK.
Aerosmith once decided to play their set list in reverse, then opened with their encore and walked off the stage.
Violinist Joshua Bell plays in the subway.
Bono announces every time he claps a child in Africa dies; someone from the audience tells him to stop doing that.
David Bowie's wife once caught him in bed with Mick Jagger.
Mariah Carey said she'd love to be skinny like "starving children."*
When asked for a reaction to the death of King Hussein of Jordan, Carey mourned the loss of the greatest basketball player of all time.*
R&B singer Ciara was once a man.
A vicar advised Eric Clapton to take "a few months to practice" before playing his guitar in church.
After the beleaguered lead guitarist of a band responds to heckling by asking if anyone in the audience thinks he can do better, Clapton steps onto the stage and shows him up.
"Tears in Heaven" was composed as a tribute to Conor Clapton, Eric's preschooler son who died in an accident.*
Phil Collins orders all Jews to leave his concert.
Phil Collins wrote "In The Air Tonight" after witnessing a man refuse to come to the aid of a drowning swimmer.*
John Denver was a U.S. Army sniper in Vietnam.
John Denver orders all Jehovah's Witnesses to leave his concert.
Elliot, "Mama" Cass:
Mama Cass choked to death on a ham sandwich.
Singer "Mama" Cass Elliot experienced an increase in her vocal range after she was hit in the head by a pipe.
God Bless the USA singer-composer Lee Greenwood dodged the draft by fleeing to Canada.
Deborah Harry was once abducted by serial killer Ted Bundy.
Jimi Hendrix was dropped as an opening act from a Monkees tour because the Daughters of the American Revolution complained that his stage act was "too erotic."
During a "Tonight Show" appearance, Jimi Hendrix proclaimed Phil Keaggy to be the greatest guitarist of all time.
Lauryn Hill once announced she'd rather die than have white people buy her albums.*
The airplane in which Buddy Holly died was named American Pie.
Buddy Holly's group named themselves "The Crickets" because the sound of a chirping cricket accidentally appeared on one of their recordings.
American Idol favorite William Hung died of a heroin overdose.
Michael Jackson owns the rights to the Beatles' songs.
Michael Jackson has a prosthetic nose and it fell off during a recent TV special.
Mick Jagger was caught with Marianne Faithfull and a Mars bar during a drug raid.
Joan Jett sent an angry letter to Rolling Stone to complain about their "Women in Rock" issue.
Elton John collapsed at a party and had semen pumped from his stomach.
Kid Rock is the son of Hank Williams, Jr.
KISS bassist Gene Simmons had a cow's tongue grafted onto his own.
Blood from KISS band members was mixed with the red ink used to print the first KISS comic book.
Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite.
Fame, Lady Gaga's perfume, is made with blood and semen.
Members of Led Zeppelin once employed a mud shark on a female groupie.
Lil' Bow Wow:
Rapper Lil' Bow Wow was raped by his driver or bodyguard.
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes:
Lisa Lopes of TLC was murdered in a revenge killing.
Marilyn Manson was Paul Pfeiffer in TV's The Wonder Years.
Marilyn Manson slaughters puppies as part of his stage show.
Marilyn Manson became Evil Incarnate because a church youth group shunned him.
The Masked Marauders:
A group of 1960s rock superstars recorded an album under the name The Masked Marauders.
Bobby McFerrin, singer of "Don't Worry, Be Happy," killed himself.
Charles Manson auditioned for the Monkees.*
Michael Nesmith's mother invented Liquid Paper correction fluid.
Mike Nesmith learned to play guitar to regain dexterity in fingers injured by a firecracker.
Willie Nelson said it was a good thing he was caught with a bag of marijuana rather than spinach else he'd have been dead by now.*
Violinist Itzhak Perlman once finished a concert on an instrument with only three strings after one string broke.
Elvis once said: "The only thing a nigger can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes."
Elvis was told: "Stick to driving a truck, because you'll never make it as a singer."
Elvis' backup singers walked out during a concert after his remark that their breath "smelled like catfish."
Keith Richards beat a heroin addiction by having all his blood replaced at a Swiss medical clinic.
Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick named her daughter 'God.'
Producer Phil Spector deliberately recorded an unreleasable song called "The Screw" in order to cheat his former partner out of royalties.
Rod Stewart collapsed at a party and had semen pumped from his stomach.
The band 10cc was so named because the term represents the amount of semen in an average male ejaculation (or a little bit more).
Shania Twain is the great-granddaughter of Mark Twain.
Atheists are trying to ban the Carrie Underwood song "Something in the Water" because they are offended by its Christian themes.
Keith Urban orders all Canadians to leave his concert.
Van Halen's standard performance contract contained a provision calling for them to be provided with a bowl of M&Ms, but with all the brown candies removed.
Sergio Vega murdered scant hours after dispelling rumors about reports of his death.
Williams, Hank Jr.:
Hank Williams, Jr. is the father of Kid Rock.
Guitarist Ron Wood lost a chance to join the Rolling Stones in 1969 because he missed a phone call.
Frank Zappa was the son of TV's Mr. Greenjeans.
Frank Zappa won a gross-out contest by eating excrement on stage.