The most famous and iconic rock bands are surrounded by a lot of urban legends… some of these have been denied, but here we’re going to reveal the best and most controversial in history.
Although some of these stories have been debunked, people will never forget them because they make for a better story. Any publicity is good publicity in the end, right?
Ozzy Osbourne bit a dove's head
He is also known for biting the head off a bat, so this crazy rockstar already had experience biting animal heads. In 1981, Ozzy and Sharon had a meeting with the executives of a record company, with whom they wanted to discuss having a record contract. Osbourne was very drunk and decided to take two doves with him, so he could let them fly and impress the people in the meeting.
How did Ozzy's bite a dove head?
Ozzy got so bored during the meeting so out of nowhere he decided to bite the dove head and ripped it off, proceeding then to just spit it out on the lap of a PR women who was horrified and screaming. While the body of the headless dove twisted someone screamed "get that animal out of here!" And so they took Ozzy off the office. Osbourne remembers that he was so drunk that the dove tasted of orange liquor, feathers and some beak.
Marilyn Manson was on The Wonderful Years
For many years, there was an urban legend that said that Kevin Arnold's best friend had grown up to become controversial singer Marilyn Manson. Paul Pfeiffer, Kevin Arnold's best friend in the series "The Wonderful Years," was an excellent student, extremely intelligent, but also quite stubborn.
Mariyn Manson is not Paul Pfeiffer but fans like the history
The idea of an innocent child actor named Josh Saviano turning into the controversial Marilyn Manson was definitely a very good story, but this was never true. Manson's real name is Brian Warner and was never in the filming of the classic TV show.
Paul McCartney died in an accident in 1966
In 1969, an urban story started circulating that said that the real Paul McCartney had died on November 9, 1966 by crashing his Aston Martin into a truck, losing his life instantly. The Beatles Manager, Brian Epstein, hid the information from the media and found a double named William Campbell, who was taught to play the bass as a left-handed and then posed for the album covers. The urban story specifies he didn't sing. Instead, their management used many artists with similar voices for the recordings.
No one denied that the Paul we know could be a double
Some fans found supposed hidden messages which confirmed the theory of the death in the magnificent disc Abbey Road. The symbols were John dressed in white as the priest, Ringo goes of mourning, Paul was the dead one because he goes barefoot and walking different than the rest, and George was the gravedigger. However, everything is a lie and seems to be a big advertising strategy. If Paul hadn't returned to do live shows, many would have believed this nice story.