ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Classic Rock Rumors Part 3

Updated on June 8, 2012
Incest?
Incest?

Myth 7 : Jack and Meg are Siblings

Although they had been playing together since 1999, when the punk garage band White Stripes first became widely noticed wit the single " Fell In Love With a Girl" in 2001, they had fooled music lovers with the legend that they are brother and sister. Claiming to be the youngest of a family of ten, the duo did share pasty white skin and jet-black hair. However; they were not blood relatives - they were married. In 2001,a reporter revealed the fact that Megan White and John (Jack) Gillis had actually been wed from 1996 to 2001. Today copies of their divorce papers circle the Web, telling the true tale of their relationship.

Black Sabbath in 1973
Black Sabbath in 1973
Ozzy
Ozzy

Myth 8 Black Sabbath is named after a Witches' Gathering

Rumors of Gothic references to the occult in band names and lyrics are nothing new to the rock scene. In fact some bands like the mystery and controversy that comes with such confusion. With dark onstage performances by the wild and questionanly Ozzy Osbourne, it was easy for Black Sabbath fans to believe the myth that their favorite rockers were a tribute to witchcraft. However; the band's name actually comes from their love of horror flicks - one in particular, the 1963 Black Sabbath starring Boris Karloff. Since retiring, Ozzy has appeared on a number of talkshows explaining that the band's act was not satanic but mere theater.

Thanks for the music Michael
Thanks for the music Michael
The elephant man John Merrick
The elephant man John Merrick

Myth 9 Michael Jackson Does- Just About Everything

The King of Pop has pulled off a lot of cheesy stunts in his day. He performed at the 1996 Brit Awards dressed as the Messiah, surrounded by kids and a mock rabbi. He outbid a good friend ( Paul McCartney) for ownership of the Beatles' catalog of songs. As a grown man, he purchased a California Ranch, filled it with amusement park rides and zoo animals and named it Neverland

Despite his addiction to utterly weird ways, Jackson is a misunderstood man surrounded by countless rumors, including:

  • He sleeps in a pressure chamber to prevent aging. Anyone who paid attention to his 2005 lawsuit and trial knows Jackson clearly sleeps in a bed. It should whether he has a company that is up for question.
  • He purposefully lightened his skin because he hates being black. Jackson actually has a condition called Vitiligo, which causes pigment to fade away, leaving behind white splotches.
  • He purchased the remains of the " Elephant Man" John Merrick. The actual organs were destroyed during World War 2. Jackson may have visited the Royal London Hospital to view casts of Merrick's head and appendages, but he certainly never took them home.

Thank you for Reading.

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • jolinabetts profile imageAUTHOR

    Sunshine Diaz 

    6 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

    Thank you :) Wow you inspire me to write! thank you very much

  • Literary Geisha profile image

    Literary Geisha 

    6 years ago from Philippines

    very nice hub! i see this is the third of a series... the information you have here is fascinating! i'm off to read more. :)

    btw, i googled the elephant man, it seems his real name is joseph, "sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick." (wikipedia)

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)