Have any of you heard any good Rock'n'Roll rumors ? They don't have to be incriminating. Some might be things you WISH would have happened , e.g. the New York/Boston super - bill at The Warsaw in Brooklyn with The Dictators , Fleshtones , Real Kids and DMZ. I asked Handsome Dick about it , and he said "That's the first I've heard of it. But , it's a good idea."
Then there's rumors that are pure libel , like the one about Lux Interior dying of a Heroin overdose in 1987. I knew right off the bat that it was bullshit , but the damage was done.
Or some that are fun to think about even if the likelihood of their having happened is slim.
Such as it's true The Beatles visited Elvis Presley at one of his California homes in '64 or '65 (?). What's unlikely is that The Beatles and Elvis broke into a jam session , or that they played Monopoly with real money. Does'nt seem like the world will ever know.
Likewise , The Rolling Stones supposedly did a recording session at Chess Records with Muddy Waters , probably in '65.
Then there's pure trash urban legend that only a fool would believe.
My Coach in Jr. High told me that Frank Zappa staged a "World's Grossest Band" contest , which his band won. I asked him , what did they do , and he told me , "I can't tell you what they did , but the band that LOST crushed live baby chicks on stage!"
Even my naive as Hell Teenage Head was'nt buying that one.
I forgot that second one.....Now , Alice Cooper was cool enough to have really been Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond.) , but HOW uncool does somebody have to be to grow up and become Marilyn Manson ? It's true , Alice Cooper is now a Right - Wing Christian (Though he's been good about keeping religion and politics what they are , a personal matter.) and one of his TURDS is cooler than Marilyn Manson. Alice still does a great live show , and his albums have been mostly pretty good since he left the Hair Metal Brigade. If Marilyn Manson was sending our kids to the Devil , then , The Devil must be about a LAME - ASS MOTHERFUCKER !!!!!!
But , why get mad? One made history , the other IS history.
The other big rumor , in the early 70's , was that Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell , Prince of Punks.) "Grew Up" to become Johnny Wadd , as John Holmes was then called.
David Clarke said:
I always liked the one that the kid who played Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver, ended up being Alice Cooper and that the kid from the Mr Belvedere tv show turned out to be Marilyn Manson