The histories of rock and metal are filled with engagingly macabre myths, conspiracy theories and the like. A few of the most famous ones — Paul McCartney being killed in a car accident in 1966, Courtney Love murdering Kurt Cobain and Marilyn Manson having a rib removed so he could perform autofellatio — have been discussed to death (pun intended) over the past few decades.

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But, there are dozens of others that deserve more of the spotlight for how truly bizarre they are. Be they somewhat plausible or wholly absurd, absolutely damning or relatively harmless, the following 10 rock and metal conspiracy theories can’t help but draw you in. (Wow, people are really obsessed with how musicians met their maker!)

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