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2617996, Friday Fun Post: Recalling Ridiculous Rumors
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 11:14 AM
the shit that people gossiped about that was in no way true but still manages to be what you remember about that person/band/whatever.

Been a while since we had any fun on a Friday. Hopefully we haven't forgotten how...
2617999, I remember a gang of stuff about NKOTB
Posted by Dr Claw, Fri Oct-21-11 11:18 AM
along the lines of the Richard Gere joke that still won't go away.
2618014, I'm assuming these insinuated the same preferences
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 11:48 AM
insinuated in the rumor about Rick Springfield?

By the NKOTB era I was so anti-pop that anything surrounding them probably went under my radar.

As far as the Gere rumor, your connections here from way back may recall that Philadelphia had its own version of that with Jerry Penacoli, then a local TV personality. Incidentally, a good friend of mine is a doc who swears that the Penacoli incident was actually true as treatment was sought at his hospital.

a rather funny read on the subject: http://www.jimgoad.net/index.shtml?rectalforeignbodies
2618029, The exact same one.
Posted by Dr Claw, Fri Oct-21-11 12:03 PM
>insinuated in the rumor about Rick Springfield?
>
>By the NKOTB era I was so anti-pop that anything surrounding
>them probably went under my radar.

Unfortunately at the time I could not escape them/talk of them. They were like Bieber is now to parents of young girls...

that one rumor did make me laugh.

>As far as the Gere rumor, your connections here from way back
>may recall that Philadelphia had its own version of that with
>Jerry Penacoli, then a local TV personality. Incidentally, a
>good friend of mine is a doc who swears that the Penacoli
>incident was actually true as treatment was sought at his
>hospital.
>
>a rather funny read on the subject:
>http://www.jimgoad.net/index.shtml?rectalforeignbodies

LMAO. That's crazy.
2618041, i heard they got the shit kicked out of them by southies
Posted by ninjitsu, Fri Oct-21-11 12:16 PM
annoyed by their soft image.
2618001, The quintessential: Rick Springfield had to go to the hospital
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 11:22 AM
and have his stomach pumped...

for swallowing a guy's semen.

This was around the time that Rick Springfield actually mattered, so the oldest I could have been was 10 (in other words, barely old enough to have an inkling of what semen is, and not yet old enough to know that swallowing it does not precipitate medical attention.)

If memory serves, in classic early '80s style I was first told this rumor while Jessie's Girl was playing at the roller skating rink. I seem to recall hearing it elsewhere later but memory can't confirm it.

An online search however DOES turn up a reference to the rumor, much to my surprise: http://www.hawkeyelounge.com/archive/index.php/t-75863.html
2618027, i just found out recently that guy was australian
Posted by ninjitsu, Fri Oct-21-11 12:01 PM
that shocked me

he does not sound it - and even his name is american as hell.
2618193, well, shit, this is news to me too.
Posted by Dr Claw, Fri Oct-21-11 02:32 PM
>even his name is american as hell.

because... yeah. it is.
I can't explain it it, but it is.
2618200, He wished he had *Jessie's* girl
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 02:37 PM
"Jessie" with whatever last name you could imagine seem quintessentially American, so that certainly adds to the feeling.

Incidentally, I looked up the wiki on the song this a.m., and the woman who inspired the song was in actuality *Gary's* girl... another name I think of as very American... But not particularly poetic.


I also read the Wiki on Springfield (checking to see if there was any reference to hospital visits that would have provided fodder for the rumor), and it turns out he was making records as far back as 1969. Wonder what the heck THEY sounded like (but not enough to track 'em down.)
2618046, i heard that about Rod Stewart.
Posted by SoWhat, Fri Oct-21-11 12:23 PM
2618053, Also apparently happened to Lil Kim.
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:27 PM
2618085, I believe that one 100%
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:44 PM
2618211, You probably shouldn't.
Posted by stylez dainty, Fri Oct-21-11 02:41 PM
2618246, Lol they say she puked a gallon's worth onstage at the Apollo
Posted by JFrost1117, Fri Oct-21-11 03:25 PM
2618264, that same message board thread I linked
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 04:05 PM
made reference to Rod Stewart as well.

Weird that you would hear that; I would have assumed that the Rod rumor would have circulated earlier, but iif memory serves you're a few years younger than I.

I assume there's also a geographical bent to the rumor distribution as well on a lot of this stuff.
2618399, In the UK, it's always been Marc Almond (singer in Soft Cell)
Posted by Pete Burns, Sat Oct-22-11 03:13 AM
Had 8 pints of jizz pumped out of him lol !



What the blood claaat ???
2618051, RE: This one has permutated through generations.
Posted by Austin, Fri Oct-21-11 12:24 PM
I believe the first was Rod Stewart. Then Rick Springfield.

The most recent variation I've heard is one involving Lil' Kim.

~Austin
2618002, Whitney Houston is dating Bobby Brown
Posted by OldPro, Fri Oct-21-11 11:23 AM
wait
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2618401, I simply refused to entertain that one for a looooong time !
Posted by Pete Burns, Sat Oct-22-11 03:16 AM
What the blood claaat ???
2618003, The Ohio Players attacked/killed a woman on tape and put it in a song
Posted by Ishwip, Fri Oct-21-11 11:26 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Rollercoaster

Urban legend

While the song is known within the music community for its distinctive and influential sound, within the popular imagination it remains best identified with a persistent urban legend. During an instrumental portion of the song, a high-pitched scream is heard (between 1:24 and 1:28 on the single version, or between 2:32 and 2:36 on the album version); this was Billy Beck, but according to the most common legend, it was the voice of an individual being murdered live while the tape was rolling. The "victim's" identity varies greatly depending on the version. The supposed sources of the scream have included an individual who was killed at some prior time, her scream inexplicably recorded and looped into the track. Another version tells of a rabbit being killed outside the studio whose scream was accidentally picked up by the band's recording equipment - highly implausible, since professional recording studios are soundproof. The most widespread version of the myth, however, tells that Ester Cordet, who appeared nude on the Honey album cover, had been badly burned by the super-heated honey used for the photo shoot, which occurred simultaneous with the recording session, and her agonized screams were inadvertently captured on tape. A further variation had Cordet suffering permanent disfigurement due to the burns; she interrupted the band's recording session, threatening to sue, at which point the band's manager stabbed her to death in the control room. The latter scenario, however, is impossible as Ester Cordet is still alive.
Casey Kasem reported the urban myth of the woman being killed in the studio recording booth on his radio show, American Top 40, when the song was on the charts in 1976.
Jimmy "Diamond" Williams explained that the scream was nothing eerie or disturbing:
“ There is a part in the song where there's a breakdown. It's guitars and it's right before the second verse and Billy Beck does one of those inhaling-type screeches like Minnie Riperton did to reach her high note or Mariah Carey does to go octaves above. The DJ made this crack and it swept the country. People were asking us, 'Did you kill this girl in the studio?' The band took a vow of silence because you sell more records that way.
__
I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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2618012, Big Daddy Kane has AIDS
Posted by imcvspl, Fri Oct-21-11 11:40 AM

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2618034, sort of related was Cam'ron
Posted by Dr Claw, Fri Oct-21-11 12:08 PM
numerous rappers made reference to it, most clever being Nas, most bombastic/angry being 50 Cent.
2618058, I saw him on 20/20 crying about it! REALLY!
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:29 PM
2618038, Premo doing a full album with Nas
Posted by DolphinTeef, Fri Oct-21-11 12:13 PM
smh @ Preems' last hope for relevance
2618050, RE: Premo doing a full album with Nas
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:24 PM
>smh @ Preems' last hope for relevance

Christina Aguilera's album?
2618076, I agree the Pop world perfers Premo beats over David Guetta
Posted by DolphinTeef, Fri Oct-21-11 12:39 PM
Xtina is an anomaly
2618042, Keith Sweat died smoking crack
Posted by OldPro, Fri Oct-21-11 12:17 PM
There was also one about him committing suicide and dying in a car crash. I sweat that cat has had about a half dozen different dead rumors.
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2618043, Janet Jackson's secret baby w/James Debarge.
Posted by SoWhat, Fri Oct-21-11 12:22 PM
the rumor has been going since 1985. i heard Reebie raised the kid as her own.
2618495, ^^^people even claim photographic evidence^^^
Posted by come on people, Sat Oct-22-11 03:10 PM
2618047, Too Short was shot in the head and killed at a party
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:23 PM
2618049, (*insert female pop star here*) has a penis.
Posted by SoWhat, Fri Oct-21-11 12:24 PM
Ciara
Lady Gaga
Cher
2618056, I think it's true about Ferige
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:28 PM
2618072, lol
Posted by SoWhat, Fri Oct-21-11 12:38 PM
2618190, lol
Posted by Dr Claw, Fri Oct-21-11 02:31 PM
>Cher

Cher? I haven't heard that one before.

Gaga was probably the only one to address it, that shit was funny.
2618052, Nas saying he doesn't want white people to listen to his music
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:26 PM
Later morphed into Lauryn Hill saying she'd rather her kids starve than white people buy her music.

I believe these are all bastard mutations of the "Calvin Klein said he didn't want Black people to buy his clothes" rumor back in the mid-'80s.
2618071, Tommy Hilfiger too. on Oprah.
Posted by SoWhat, Fri Oct-21-11 12:37 PM
2618078, Wasn't it Ralph Lauren on Oprah? I've lost track.
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:39 PM
2618088, Ralph Lauren, Hilfiger, and some woman designer
Posted by SoWhat, Fri Oct-21-11 12:46 PM
not named Donna Karan. i heard the rumor about all of them. i believed the Hilfiger rumor until i worked at the Oprah show myself. LOL
2618496, Liz Claiborne
Posted by come on people, Sat Oct-22-11 03:12 PM
2618180, an inverse of the debunked Elvis quote
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 02:22 PM
"can't do nothing for me but shine my shoes" or something to that effect
2618059, Everlast died from a PCP overdose
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:30 PM
Can you even die from ODing on PCP? I mean, you die while on PCP and doing stupid shit, but can the drug alone actually kill you?
2618475, That reminds me, he has a new album out.
Posted by The Wordsmith, Sat Oct-22-11 02:10 PM

Since 1976

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_full_width_scaled/hash/e6/c7/e6c7ca608ccfe3b0915675500232d783.jpg
2618062, The $1 million beat Nas bought from The Neptunes
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:32 PM
2618066, When did that one start?
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:36 PM
First time I heard about it was for "Hip-Hop is Dead," but I've read that the rumor first started circulating even before that.
2618070, I think the album before that, Street's Disciple
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:37 PM
There was even a bogus quote from someone (Busta?) talking about how ill the beat was.
2618080, LOL, I remember the bogus Busta quote.
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:40 PM
"The drums! They're so sick!" Or something to that effect.
2618092, Busta is a PR genius
Posted by DolphinTeef, Fri Oct-21-11 12:51 PM
2618063, Jay-Z knocked up Free from 106 & Park
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:33 PM
2618065, Erick Sermon jumped out a window to avoid being caught in a gay sex act
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:35 PM
The Gay Rapper rumor has been around forever, but this one really took on a life of it's own.

When they were beefing, did PMD ever allude to E-Dub being fruity, even subtly?
2618075, Nah, PMD never said anything
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:38 PM
At the time of the (first) EPMD break-up, there was the sense that PMD was the one in the wrong, and generally kept mum about it the entire time. Even the "subliminal" disses he threw at Sermon on "Shade Business" didn't mention him being gay.
2618067, RZA stopped working with Cappadonna cuz he caught him fuckin his wife
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:36 PM
This was back when I was on the Wu boards heavy. *shrugs* Sounded plausible at the time.
2618393, RE: RZA stopped working with Cappadonna cuz he caught him fuckin his wife
Posted by loveluv, Sat Oct-22-11 01:58 AM
somebody did fuck his wife though. hmmmm?

i read it in an interview not too long ago or wiki, hmmmm.
2618069, RE: Snopes archive:
Posted by Austin, Fri Oct-21-11 12:36 PM
http://www.snopes.com/music/music.asp

~Austin
2618184, great, but takes the Fun out of Friday
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 02:25 PM
2618074, Harlem goons chased Ma$e out of rap music and into the church
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:38 PM
2618266, I was on the street when he was chased outta Justin's n/m
Posted by imcvspl, Fri Oct-21-11 04:07 PM

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2618077, Jay-Z wanted Nas to be in the Dead Presidents video, but he said no
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:39 PM
2618079, lil bow wow getting raped
Posted by dustin, Fri Oct-21-11 12:40 PM
2618081, B.I.G. had his goons run up on Starang Wondah from O.G.C. at D&D
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:41 PM
I've heard this enough times that I sort of believe it now, and Starang kind of confirmed it on a track.
2618181, I thought this was true...
Posted by Marbles, Fri Oct-21-11 02:24 PM

BIG was mad that they had an actor portray him as a clown in one of their videos. That stemmed from BIG supposedly stealing the, "You can be as good as the best of them or as bad as the worst," from the OGCs.
2618083, The "gods" beat the shit out of Kane for doing that "soft" shit
Posted by mrhood75, Fri Oct-21-11 12:43 PM
And posing in Madonna's "Sex" book. It's why his arm is in a sling in the "Don't Curse" video.

That one's not THAT ridiculous though.
2618086, Jay-Z stabbed Un over Charli Baltimore
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:44 PM
2618087, Wu-affiliate Superb wrote the majority of rhymes on Supreme Clientele
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:45 PM
I think Tony Yayo started this rumor.
2618254, Superb is still pushing this one pretty hard.
Posted by The A to the Z, Fri Oct-21-11 03:41 PM
2618089, One that turned out to be true: DMX is a crackhead
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:47 PM
That one was bubbling for as long as he's been around, and started being brought to the public when he and Ja were beefing.
2618090, The Ese's in L.A. fucked Xzibit's face up with a broken bottle
Posted by CMcMurtry, Fri Oct-21-11 12:49 PM
2618166, A popular one from the OutKast.com boards
Posted by JFrost1117, Fri Oct-21-11 02:09 PM
SB/TLB was going to be titled ATLiens 2 and the first single was gonna feature Nas.

Same post came back before Idlewild dropped.
2618179, That KISS (the rock band) stood for Kids In Satan's Service
Posted by Marbles, Fri Oct-21-11 02:21 PM
2618183, Also:W.A.S.P=We are satans people
Posted by Jakob Hellberg, Fri Oct-21-11 02:24 PM
...and sometimes "we Are Sexual Perverts". Fun shit...
2618186, and OU812 = ... uh, wait a sec
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 02:26 PM
2618188, RE: and OU812 = ... uh, wait a sec
Posted by maro, Fri Oct-21-11 02:30 PM
hahah




...your Auntie Clarisse!

lurkin since 1999. werd.
2618332, Man, I hate that record...
Posted by Jakob Hellberg, Fri Oct-21-11 07:32 PM
Granted, I was never really a fan of ''1984'' either but at least it's fun. The Van Hagar shit on the other hand-yuck! BTW, they later named an album ''For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge''-I gue4ss that fits here too, VERY lame, Britney's ''if u seek amy'' is clever by comparison...
2618192, I remembered it as Kids In Search of Satan
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 02:32 PM
but thinking about it I believe Service Of was actually the real story.
2618187, Teddy Pendegrass / transexual / Dr. J's wife
Posted by maro, Fri Oct-21-11 02:27 PM
I've heard a bunch of different stories regarding Teddy and the accident he had on lincoln drive that left him forever in a wheelchair

1. A hooker was giving Teddy head while he was driving, teddy hits a tree

2. The hooker was really a man.

3. The hooker/man was really Dr J's wife; teddy's pays tranny to take the rap.







...your Auntie Clarisse!

lurkin since 1999. werd.
2618194, Semi-related: Anyone ever spin a record backwards
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 02:33 PM
in an attempt to hear supposedly subversive messages?

I know there are a few rumored examples of it, but I never messed around with it myself.
2618215, Prince.
Posted by SoWhat, Fri Oct-21-11 02:44 PM
'Darling Nikki'...the backwards message at the end

'Baby I'm A Star'...to hear Wendy & Lisa's talking

2618217, RE: Only stuff where it was obvious that there were backwords vocals.
Posted by Austin, Fri Oct-21-11 02:45 PM
i.e.: Beatles, end of side A on Purple Rain, etc.

And backwards-masked guitar solos are always fun to play backwards.

~Austin
2618222, Pink Floyd
Posted by maro, Fri Oct-21-11 02:52 PM
the wall. empty spaces


"Congratulations. You've just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the Funny Farmhouse""





...your Auntie Clarisse!

lurkin since 1999. werd.
2618338, Of course
Posted by Jakob Hellberg, Fri Oct-21-11 07:48 PM
Slayer4's ''Hell Awaits'' starts with some monster voice saying ''Join Us'' backwards but that's the thing:after the metal bands found out that people were actually doing this type of dumb shit, they *purposedly* put ''subversive'' backwards shit on their albums and that sort of killed the whole thing IMO.
2618504, it reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from Lil Nicky
Posted by Dr Claw, Sat Oct-22-11 04:02 PM
>Slayer4's ''Hell Awaits'' starts with some monster voice
>saying ''Join Us'' backwards but that's the thing:after the
>metal bands found out that people were actually doing this
>type of dumb shit, they *purposedly* put ''subversive''
>backwards shit on their albums and that sort of killed the
>whole thing IMO.

the Adam Sandler movie. "Chicago kicks ass!!"

(granted, it was the wrong Chicago record they held up as a prop, but that still made me laugh hard)
2618226, marilyn manson was actually paul pfeiffer from the wonder years.
Posted by al_sharp, Fri Oct-21-11 02:57 PM

avy: our new album. you may just like it. listen for free online @ http://theyesyesyalls.com

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2618240, RE: marilyn manson had a rib removed solely to suck his own dick.
Posted by JFrost1117, Fri Oct-21-11 03:15 PM
2618402, I kept hearing that one about Prince.
Posted by Pete Burns, Sat Oct-22-11 03:23 AM
What the blood claaat ???
2618476, I 'member that one, lol.
Posted by The Wordsmith, Sat Oct-22-11 02:16 PM

Since 1976

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_full_width_scaled/hash/e6/c7/e6c7ca608ccfe3b0915675500232d783.jpg
2618241, similar: dude from Violent Femmes was a grownup Eddie Munster
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 03:17 PM
never looked that up. Let's see: nope, not true.
2618506, THAT one was funny to me
Posted by Dr Claw, Sat Oct-22-11 04:04 PM
because I found myself staring at both their noses in pictures/TV to make the connection after hearing that
2618262, This was fun, but it's actually kind of disturbing how many of these
Posted by lonesome_d, Fri Oct-21-11 04:03 PM
revolve around questions of sexuality.

Not to get too deep in a fun friday post.
2618350, That a ''glam-fag'' was murdered during an Exodus-concert...
Posted by Jakob Hellberg, Fri Oct-21-11 09:06 PM
According to legend, some poor guy showed up at an Exodus-show in 84-85 wearing a Mötley Crue shirt (maybe it was Ratt, I think I've heard both), Exodus vocalist Paul Baloff spotted him and told the audience to kill the guy in the name of ''true'' metal. Anyway, numerous Exodus fans hunted the guy out of the club and stabbed him to death and brought the bloody shirt back to the vocalist who would continue to wear the blood-stained shirt as some sort of trophy. I don't believe this shit but it has been mentioned several times during the years.

Actually, Exodus-guitarist Gary Holt have said that they did wear blood-stained and beat-up shirts from various ''glam-fags'' that they beat up back in the day but murder sounds a bit too much...
2618403, Stevie Nicks, a coke-covered hamster and a plastic tube....
Posted by Pete Burns, Sat Oct-22-11 03:27 AM
What the blood claaat ???
2618408, i heard she did so much coke her nose collapsed.
Posted by SoWhat, Sat Oct-22-11 06:54 AM
2618410, I heard she had a special employee...
Posted by Jakob Hellberg, Sat Oct-22-11 07:33 AM
...whose job was to blow cocaine up her asshole with a straw,
2618445, wasn't Jean Grae joining the Roots
Posted by Stadiq, Sat Oct-22-11 12:34 PM
a rumor around when The Tipping Point dropped? Or am I dreaming?
2618467, RE: Don't know, but I've heard that she and Mos Def. . .
Posted by Austin, Sat Oct-22-11 01:40 PM
. . .are siblings on several occasions.

A Jean Grae relation that's real: she is the daughter of jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (a/k/a Dollar Brand).

~Austin
2618478, I've always wondered, who starts these dumb rumors?
Posted by The Wordsmith, Sat Oct-22-11 02:19 PM
I mean, the ones where folks are supposedly killed can easily be proven false. The rest of them sound so damn ridiculous that it's hard to take them serious.




Since 1976

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_full_width_scaled/hash/e6/c7/e6c7ca608ccfe3b0915675500232d783.jpg
2618500, Especially the pre-internet ones.
Posted by JFrost1117, Sat Oct-22-11 03:40 PM
Bad news traveled faster than fuck back in the day, lol. It's light-speed now, but for niggas to not have computers & cell phones, these are some crazy horrible rumors.

Lol, don't ever wonder why people die at age 27.
2618505, RE: No internet actually facilitates the endurance of these rumors.
Posted by Austin, Sat Oct-22-11 04:03 PM
'Well I heard from Bill and he's friends with so and so's road manager. . .'

And then it webs out from there.

~Austin