Aw… New Musical Expresses piece on 29 Rock Myths Exploded is just a party-pooping downer.
No stomach pumps? no song-induced suicides? no mud sharks? no ash-snorting? no doobies in the john at Buck House? no Mars bars? no ham sandwiches?
Aw, come on! They were such great stories!
Anyway, how do we know Charles Mansion didn’t audition for The Monkees? Did anyone ask Stephen Stills? Are we sure Paul didn’t die? And what about Dylan? Are we really sure?
And dammit, we gotta believe Keef had those full-body blood transfusions! It’s just part of who he is!
Who are these people at NME? Of course Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil! Everyone’s known that for, like, 75 years.
This is what’s wrong with the Internet. People can just make stuff up! Deniers! Truthers! Balloon-prickers! Liars!
Good on Keith Richards, by the way, who, true or not, got himself involved in 2 ½ of the 29 myths. 1st place, even if it is in an alternative reality.