lies, rumors, and erroneous information spread about musicians at your school as a wee thing

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young mc was hammer's son.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

(children can be rather stupid.)

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

Rod Stewart's stomach pump to thread!

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

Also i vaguely remember a story about the sex pistols getting off a plane in the u.s. and one of them vomiting on an old women. and alice cooper passing a bucket around, fans spitting into it, and then him drinking from the bucket. so basically everything i heard was based on semen, vomit, and saliva.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

My sixth-grade teacher told us a variation on the Sex Pistols' story, which was that they vomited onstage as part of their live act. And of course we all knew about Rod's stomach pump. However, the coolest story that went around - Ozzy biting off a bat's head - was actually true.

mike a, Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

the Rod Stewart story had turned into a Marc Almond story by the time i was in school.

ian johno (ian johno), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

I wonder who inherited richard gere's gerbil?

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

all the artists I've been told who have had ribs extracted so they can give themselves a blowjob:

Boy George
Jimmy Sommerville
Prince
Marc Almond
Tom Robinson
Marylin Manson (all the rest was from back in school but someone told me this recently, I think people just attribute this to anyone gay or anyone they're unsure of)

Michael B, Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

marilyn manson is the kid from wonder years

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

marilyn manson is the kid from small wonder

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

marilyn manson is the kid from the wonder stuff

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

(okay i possibly made that last one up myself)

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

I was part of the Marc Almond Stomach Pump Generation too.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Actually, Billy Corgan is the kid from Small Wonder.

Phil Freeman (Phil Freeman), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

the Rod Stewart story had turned into a Marc Almond story by the time i was in school.

Yeah, ditto. I was only about 10 when I heard it and didn't really understand.

N. (nickdastoor), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

billy joe from green day = joey from nkotb

marilyn manson rib removal for own-dick-suckage seconded.

i was a teenager but these were very plausible stories.

the kind of things you really, really wanted to be true.

brian badword (badwords), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

At university there was lots of talk as to who "the gay one" in Take That was (Jason seemed to be the consensus).

Also I heard that a much-loved Blue Peter presenter had had group sex on a pool table while at university.

This kind of stuff is Popbitch territory now but those were more innocent days.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

the best is when they stopped being rumors and just became accepted facts

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

Also surely the white musician with the black dick 'fits in here'. Dave Gahan wasnt it?

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

Jimi Hendrix would throw his guitar at the crowd at each of his concerts, often killing one or two people as a result.

Ozzy Osbourne once put an ad to buy a baby so that he could have him/her sacrificed onstage (also heard Scott's bucket of spit/puke story with Ozzy instead of Alice - this was back when he had all those scary album covers).

Semen in the stomach story w/Billy Idol instead of Rod Stewart.

All of Iron Maiden's songs are the exact same recording, they just twirl a few buttons and dials in the studio to make them sound different from one another (that was coming from a FAN too!).

Patrick (Patrick), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

"George Michael is gay!"

Michael B, Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

marilyn manson rib removal for own-dick-suckage thirded. Also that story about a guy shitting onstage and him eating it. Poor Maryiln, portuguese school kids really weren't too kind to him.

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

yes i believe it was billy idol for us too

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

Alice Cooper ate Gene Simmon's shit in a 'grossest man in the world' contest.

If you play Led Zeppelin backwards, it has all this devil stuff.

dave225 (Dave225), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

haha "ian mackaye SMOKES now"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

AC/DC = Anti Christ, Death of Christ

KISS = Kids (or Kings or Knights) In Satan's Service

Patrick (Patrick), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

Can anyone verify if Iron Maiden burned an Irish flag at one of their concerts? It's the kind of thing that wouldn't surprise me but someone (a metal fan, natch) told me it was cobblers.

Michael B, Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

"morrisey is GAY!!"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

see also: robert smith

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Prince is actually a virgin."

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

My pumped stomach story was with poor ol' Elton John..

Baaderoni (Fabfunk), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

cliff richard's has a colostomy bag.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

tom even as a child i'm not sure i could have believed that

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

so it appears the lineage is:

elton john ->rod stewart -> marc almond -> billy idol -> RICKY MARTIN

jeremy jordan (cruisy), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

all queerer than a three dollar bill

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think the logic was - we 13-year-old-boys think about sex all the time and we are all virgins. Prince thinks about sex all the time. QED.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

ah, the old "you wouldnt be thinking about it so much if you've had/are having it"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

Gene Simmons had a cow's tongue grafted onto his own.
Alice Cooper drank his own pee onstage.
A constipated Elvis died overexerting himself on the toilet.
KISS, Ozzy, Led Zeppelin, etc. worship the devil.
Buckethead is Steve Vai.

rainman (rainman), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

In my school, why growing up, us kids tended to spread these vicious rumours about George Michael being gay......


;)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

I heard it was one of the guys from the Fine Young Cannibals

the stomach pump story that is

Michael B, Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

'vicious'.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

so it was geir all along that turned george michael gay

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yes the elvis constipation one seconded.

Also Paul's Anti Christ, Death of Christ. In fact I still beieve that.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

cozen: The word "vicious" was meant in a rather ironic way here. Although to typical homophobic kids, the rumours were certainly that.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Metallica are really good"

David Allen (David Allen), Thursday, 4 March 2004 14:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

that my history teacher's sister was married to Jello Biafra.

he was later convicted of touching 16 year olds.

brock (brock), Thursday, 4 March 2004 15:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

Suggestions of Rod Stewart's gayness seems to be a uniquely American thing. Why they think this I have no idea (apart from that it's funny)

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 4 March 2004 15:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

I know I know geir! I'm just playin w. you.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 4 March 2004 15:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

only a man with a high understanding of camp could have made "forever young"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 4 March 2004 15:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

Dead pop star jokes were all the rage at my school.

Did you hear Marc Bolan was on the radio the night he died?

And the dashboard, the steering wheel...

What was Marc Bolan's last hit?

A tree!

LondonLee (LondonLee), Thursday, 4 March 2004 15:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

Mencap, if you add 'based on her teenage experiences stalking the group' maybe Stewart will get it.

suzy (suzy), Friday, 5 March 2004 16:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Gary Numan met his wife some years after her obsessive schooldays fandom but she still liked him and all. And they are indeed still happily married and have a baby boy.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 March 2004 16:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

I saw her being interviewed on telly once a few years back and she was saying stuff like "I always knew I'd end up married to Gary one day" - and I was thinking: "Uh huh? Really? Really? Is that right? How fascinating" OK, now don't turn 'round, don't run or make any sudden movements, just keep eye contact and back slowly towards the door and if she makes a lunge for you....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 5 March 2004 17:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure she's very nice really though! < he said, hurriedly >

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 5 March 2004 17:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

Snarf.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 March 2004 17:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Why am I not surprised by the notion of Gary Numan marrying an obsessive fan?

Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 5 March 2004 17:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

A few years ago I heard that the singer from Bush was a former Boy George conquest. True or false?

Phil Freeman (Phil Freeman), Friday, 5 March 2004 19:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

1984, third grade: I remember hearing that Vince Neil killed his buddy from Hanoi Rocks not in a drunk driving accident, but by stabbing him! In the balls! While hopped up on drugs!!

Will (will), Friday, 5 March 2004 19:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

A few years ago I heard that the singer from Bush was a former Boy George conquest. True or false?

Not quite, but in his autobiography the Boy specifically named Rossdale as being the latest Sweet Young Thing of a friend of his, talked about meeting Rossdale for the first time etc. Rossdale has spent the rest of his time trying to pretend that didn't happen and getting an arranged marriage set up with a labelmate oh dear did I say that clearly that was my mistake I shouldn't spread such gossip around oh now.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 March 2004 19:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

Prince was short for (excuse the pun) Prince of Darkness. Backing this up was the fact that 1999 filpped upside down was 666 1 as in "666 is #1!"

What about Rock Stars Who Aren't Realy Dead:
-Elvis
-2pac (2pac is always still alive, but Biggie remains dead, weird, that.)
-Jim Morrison

Randy Reiss (undeadsinatra), Friday, 5 March 2004 23:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

add another couple to the semen stomach-pump story, when i was in junior high it was all around that it was Jonathan and Jordan of the New Kids.

jonviachicago, Saturday, 6 March 2004 02:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

The version I heard was Rick Springfield. But I'm 32. I'm sure these things go in cycles.

Broheems (diamond), Saturday, 6 March 2004 02:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

I, too, heard the NKOTB version of the stomach-pump story in ninth grade in 1990. Another rumor that someone offered one morning in homeroom was that the two guys from Air Supply were getting married.

John Fredland (jfredland), Saturday, 6 March 2004 10:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

Blah blah blah, the stomach pump story for me was about Jon Bon Jovi, or maybe all the members of Bon Jovi, or the semen was in Jon's stomach but it was from all the other members of Bon Jovi, or something like that.

NA (Nick A.), Saturday, 6 March 2004 13:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

all the artists I've been told who have had ribs extracted so they can give themselves a blowjob

This actually was true of (early 20th c Ital poet) Gabriele d'Annunzio.

E. Pluribus Unum, Sunday, 7 March 2004 02:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

In grade 4, I had a hand-me-down David Bowie 1977 world tour T-Shirt that I wore to school. One day as we were going in from recess another kid says "David Bowie's bi!" I asked what that meant and he said that he had sex with Mick Jagger.

Also, I heard that prince had removed a rib so he could auto-fellate. I never heard no stomach pump stories though.

Elliot (Elliot), Sunday, 7 March 2004 03:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

E-40 is actually a white dude named Andy Partridge

Andy K (Andy K), Sunday, 7 March 2004 03:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

At our school it was Marc Almond and, always, HORSE-SEMEN. We also had Hendrix, but it was acid in the headband, natch. A little later, I believed Screech was Mike D's brother for a long time. Are we sure it's not true. They have such similar voices.

Jamie, Tuesday, 9 March 2004 11:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

i don't know what these boards or anything, i just did a google search for jewel. and getting her stomach pumped. my friends and i had an argument last night about it.

i remember, very clearly, sitting on my neighbors couch and MTV news came on. it was on mtv news, i assume they verify their sources? or maybe i assume wrongly. and even said, had her stomach pumped of whatever amount of semen. that's the only thing i don't remember.

sylvia, Friday, 19 March 2004 17:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

Maybe, on this occasion, it was 10ml.

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 19 March 2004 17:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it was 10CC?!?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 19 March 2004 17:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh no! I'm now stuck with a mental image of Jewel laying on a bed and Lol Creme and Kevin Godley standing over her.... and that isn't a ball-point in his hand....

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 19 March 2004 17:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

It would certainly explain why Kevin Godley always seems to have his eyes half closed; and as for Lol....

.... well, they obviously didn't call him "Creme" for nothing

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Friday, 19 March 2004 17:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
add "david bowie" to the GALLON OF CUM list upthread.

and it was FRANK ZAPPA who was rumored to have eaten shit whilst onstage w/ alice cooper.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Saturday, 17 July 2004 13:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

Klaatu=Beatles

Guymauve (Guymauve), Saturday, 17 July 2004 15:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

"This actually was true of (early 20th c Ital poet) Gabriele d'Annunzio".

Probably true. Anyway, he would have appreciated it. But curious sexual behaviours were usual among the fascist intelligentsjia.

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Saturday, 17 July 2004 16:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

I heard that Phil Collins was a rabid anti-semite and didn't call the police when there was a body floating in his pool after a party, because the guy was Jewish.

Also, I heard that Whitney Houston was Mariah Carey's mother.

And, I admit that as of reading this thread, I thought that the Elvis on the toilet thing was true. Seems like not such a far-fetched time to have a heart attack, actually...

wetmink (wetmink), Saturday, 17 July 2004 20:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
There was a rumour in my grade school that Peter Criss killed Shawn Cassidy by shoving drum sticks down his throat.

darin (darin), Saturday, 12 February 2005 00:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

"that guy is str8" this rumour was never beleived

La Camilla Henemark, Saturday, 12 February 2005 01:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

Jon Bon Jovi was the stomach-pumpee in Australia, circa 1990.
(Story was told to me as a bizarre pick-up line by a boy I liked at the time. I lost interest after that...)

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 February 2005 06:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

stomach pump story for my school days involved Jordan of NKOTB. we also circulated a rumor that Morrissey was spotted eating at McDonalds

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Saturday, 12 February 2005 07:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

In my high school:

* AC/DC = "Ant-Christ, Devil's Child".

* The old "In The Air Tonight" story about Phil Collins witnessing (from afar) a guy who witnessed a drowning and refused to help, etc, etc. (I remember hearing this one referenced in Eminem's "Stan" a decade later and thinking, "Wow, that story's got legs".)

* The recipient of the belly-full-of-semen was NKTOB's Donnie Wahlberg.

Tantrum (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 12 February 2005 16:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

jordan for my skool 2!

charleston charge (chaki), Saturday, 12 February 2005 22:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

Grafitti on a wall at our school, late '70's/early'80's:

"bowie is biosexual" (note spelling)

Various rumours about punk bands (all unnamed, "I heard it from my brother in London") went the rounds in '76/'77:

that there was a band who killed themselves en masse on stage during a gig.

that there was a band who wouldn't go onstage unless they all had boners.

that the singer from a punk band murdered an audience member mid-set with a chainsaw.

(most weirdly) that the boomtown rats(!) had a video in which domestic cats were electrocuted during the course of the song (!!! I know!! what the fuck!!)

I have no idea where any of this came from, unless one of my peers had a really fucked imagination/soh. We believed it all though. (we were, like, 12)

Pashmina (Pashmina), Saturday, 12 February 2005 22:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

stomach pumping -> on the North Shore in Mass., we had that courtesy of Gwen Stefani and, presumably, Gavin Rossdale.

Also, around 95 or so, that Dave Matthews had AIDS.

Dapes, Sunday, 13 February 2005 00:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

a parade of Marilyn Manson rumours incl. "dog thrown to crowd", "people spit in bucket he pours it in his wounds or some shit."

Nic de Teardrop (Nicholas), Sunday, 13 February 2005 11:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...
that there was a band who wouldn't go onstage unless they all had boners.

I believe that this band was Motorhead.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Sunday, 25 September 2005 18:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Prince and Michael Jackson were brothers. one more 'Jordan from NKOTB'-era stomach pumping.

tremendoid (tremendoid), Sunday, 25 September 2005 20:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

Marilyn Man1on is the kid from Mr Belvedere

Some Guy, Sunday, 25 September 2005 21:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

I think this one may be true, the Beastie Boys made fun of someone at their concert who was disabled or had leukemia or something.

Some Guy, Sunday, 25 September 2005 21:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Terminator X was white, and this was the reason all Public Enemy band photos were shot in monochrome so nobody would know.

Kanye raps about stuff other than shoes on the radio, Saturday, 13 September 2008 13:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

kurt cobain killed himself because he had aids, "teen spirit" was about aids.

internet person, Saturday, 13 September 2008 13:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Two GG Allin suicide-on-stage stories - 1) he was going to go onstage firing a machine gun, or 2) he was going to shove a stick of dynamite up his ass and light it, then jump into the crowd. TBH there are enough real documented on film incidents of Allin crapping on stage, drinking pee from a bottle, etc., that just about anything is believable about him.

Luther Vandross didn't invent the Luther burger, but was a bit fan of them, and (here's the sketchy bit) he invented the practice of turning over the donut halves so that the icing is on the inside, because he was fed up of getting sticky fingers.

snoball, Saturday, 13 September 2008 13:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

A bit later than school, but a friend claimed and I believed that Autechre used to be Jive Bunny.

Neil S, Saturday, 13 September 2008 14:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

In my school, during the mid 80s, there was a cruel rumour being spread about George Michael being gay. The girls were very upset by us boys spreading such a vicious rumour........

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 13 September 2008 14:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

The stomach pump story mentioned several times upthread probably existed as an urban legend about a random cheerleader before it was attached to any pop star:

http://www.snopes.com/college/risque/cheerleader.asp

Tuomas, Saturday, 13 September 2008 15:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/rockstar.asp

According to the Snopes page on the pop star version of the story it's also been told of Jon Bon Jovi, which sounds a bit odd to me. I've never heard of him having a "gay" reputation.

Tuomas, Saturday, 13 September 2008 15:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Camille Pagliacci (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 13 September 2008 15:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Btw, I've heard the "gross-out contest" story mentioned upthread being told of Alice Cooper and Frank Zappa. The version I heard was that they were on stage at the same time (the story doesn't explain why they would have shared a stage), and decided to have a contest on who could the grossest thing in front of the audience. So Alice Cooper pulls down his pants and shits on the stage, then gets up with a smile on his face, thinking he has won. But then Zappa eats the shit.

Tuomas, Saturday, 13 September 2008 15:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

"overindulgent cheerleader"
wau

ian, Saturday, 13 September 2008 17:34 (5 years ago) Permalink


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