Tales of Rock – Wild Stories Of Rock Stars Taking Their Fame Way Too Far – Part 5

41. Eminem Pulled a Gun On Two People In The Same Night
Slim Shady has never been notorious for being a stand-up character. In fact, he’s almost exactly the opposite. Considering that guns being pulled in America isn’t all that much of a rare occurrence, we can absolutely confirm this rumor to be true.
In 2000, Eminem was arrested for two separate gun-related incidents which happened within two hours of each other. But were they justified? The jury is still out on that one, although the targets for his pistol include the Insane Clown Posse road manager Douglas Dail and the bouncer he spotted out with his ex-partner later on in the evening. He was put on probation for both incidents, but did he learn his lesson? Probably not. The lovable rogue he is.
42. David Bowie And Mick Jagger Were Found In Bed Together Naked
Yes, dear reader, it’s true the two notoriously sexy rock stars were found in bed together. But sadly, it’s not as sexy as you’d quite want to imagine. David Bowie’s first wife Angie claims to have caught them between the sheets together, however, it was nothing but platonic. We suppose what you’d call a ‘bromance’ in modern times. After all, what’s wrong with a little nudity between two friends? Boys will be boys!
Angie Bowie later reported that it wasn’t quite as enticing as their legendary collaboration, Dancing in the Street, however, it was nothing that she was all too surprised about, given her husband’s veracious devil may care attitude to his sexuality, which he later expressed was all just a massive PR stunt.
43. Jerry Lee Lewis Demanded To See Elvis While Brandishing a Loaded Pistol
We’ve all had them haven’t we, those crazy fangirl/boy moments when you’re really not yourself? When you’re faced with the prospect of encountering one of your idols? Turns out the prospect of meeting Elvis sent Jerry Lee Lewis more than a little bit crazy. Thankfully the police and Elvis’s security guard were there to intercept.
Whilst Jerry Lee Lewis was no stranger to the firm hand of the law, he certainly liked to drunkenly resist it. When he unexpectedly turned up to Graceland wielding a loaded weapon, he was arrested. The police had to deal with him twice in one day during one of his days of dabbling in extreme intoxication back in 1976. He didn’t get the nickname ‘the killer’ from nowhere.
44. The Rolling Stones Filled a Kiddie Pool With Cap’n Crunch And KY Jelly Back Stage
When you think of partying with rock stars, what comes to mind? Sex, drugs, and Rock n Roll? We can imagine after a few tours it all gets a little monotonous and rock stars like to mix it up every now and again. This is exactly what the Rolling Stones did on tour back in 1971.
Or so the rumors say – the jury is still out on this one considering no photographic or film evidence transpired after the event. However, Keith Richards distinctly remembers the amount of hard work which was put into filling up the paddling pool with Cap’n Crunch and KY Jelly before enticing their groupies to have a good roll around in it. Richards missed out and went to sleep.
45. Steven Tyler Once Had a 14-Year-Old Girlfriend That Her Parents Signed Over To Him
Okay, we get that Rock Stars will always have their groupies and young admirers, and yes, as you’ve probably figured out by now, they’re not always of legal age. But this one might really make your stomach turn.
We’ve lived in a Weinstein era since day dot, however, Aerosmith’s infamous frontman Steven Tyler may have broken the record for the craziest groupie story. He convinced the parents of 14-year-old Julia Holcomb to sign over custody of their daughter to enable them to date. We wonder what he offered to sweeten the deal considering the fact that in 1975 they agreed! She must have left quite the impression on the rock star, although we’re not sure how his music still stands as credible after that stunt.
46. Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Had a Pet Mountain Lion
When you’re a rock star you can pretty much do what you like, right? Well, how wouldn’t that eventually lead you down the path where you take on a mountain lion as a pet and take it on tour with you and your band?
Whilst PETA and other animal rights activist groups may have something to say about the entrapment of a wild creature for the entertainment of a less than responsible rock star, we can’t help but think it’s a little bit cool. With more than 100 pet snakes in his living room, Slash has rather exotic tastes in pets. But wasn’t it kind of inevitable that the mountain lion Curtis would mess up hotel rooms? He had a cool name though, right?
47. The Who Destroyed An Entire Hotel
Given that Keith Moon, prior to his tragic and untimely death, had a bit of a penchant for explosives, we didn’t even have to fact check before we were sold on this one. It turns out it’s absolutely true.
But it’s not all that bad – they only destroyed a Holiday Inn. At least it wasn’t the Hilton, right? Surprisingly, it didn’t take long for hotels to refuse to accept The Who at their lodgings after they heard of Moon’s reputation. Sadly, the Holiday in Michigan found out the hard way when they hosted The Who in 1967 on Moon’s 21st birthday. Moon lost a substantial amount of his tooth, so whilst he took a trip to the emergency room, the band went about clocking up a $24,000 bill.
48. Blondie’s Lead Singer Deborah Harry Was Picked Up By Ted Bundy
Of all of the mental myths that have made it onto this list, we’d have to say it’s this one that turns our stomach just a little. The thought of the delicately glorious and fabulously iconic Debbie Harry in the grips of one of the most detestable monsters to have ever stolen oxygen is almost too horrifying to believe it’s true.
But it is. Or at least the rumors still point toward the significant likelihood of Debbie Harry being picked up by Ted Bundy. Naysayers of the rumor have trouble believing the one-woman account of the events. But we’re definitely inclined to believe that Harry hopped in with the creep that went on to slaughter a significant number of innocent young girls in America.
49. Zakk Wylde Drank So Much That He Saved His Own Life
Ever heard the expression ‘if it seems too good to be true then it probably is? In this case, the saying has never been so irrelevant. In fact, it’s a miracle. The Black Label Society Guitarist actually did save his own life by his excessive alcohol consumption. Before you go getting any ‘Wylde’ ideas, let us explain what actually happened.
It’s not something that we would recommend trying at home, however, Wylde’s party antics helped him to unknowingly pass not one but THREE blood clots through his heart and survive. Whilst this would kill any ordinary man, the fact that Zakk Wylde’s blood was kept so thin from alcohol consumption, without doubt, allowed him to survive through the experience in 2009. Cheers, Zakk, have one on us.
50. Led Zeppelin Defiled a Groupie with a Mudshark
Defiling a groupie is never okay, but Led Zeppelin certainly increased their rock star status with this wild rumor that turned out to be true. This one is simply mind-blowing. We’re not even sure we can call ourselves huge Led Zeppelin fans after this bizarre incident.
The story has it that on July 27th, 1969 the famous group of musicians was staying at the Edgewater Inn after performing at the Seattle Pop Festival. This is where they disrobed a young groupie, tied her to the bed, and inserted pieces of a mudshark into her. It was a pretty despicable scene, which the road manager later walked in to witness. The woman in question probably isn’t going to come forward any time soon, neither are the culprits of the rather grotesque acts. The band Vanilla Fudge has also claimed responsibility for the incident!

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