Tall Tales in Music Mythology

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Eight Balls of Fire/Appetite for Defecation

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Did Jerry Lee Lewis get arrested for the attempted murder of Elvis Presley? Did Mike Patton of Faith No More add a secret ingredient to Axl Rose's orange juice?

Willie’s Tax Woes/Naptown Rap

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What's the full story behind Willie Nelson's struggles with the IRS? What role did Indianapolis play in the birth of hip-hop and rap?

Breakin’ the Law/A Hateful Break

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Did Judas Priest start a riot in New York City? Did Kurt Russell really smash a priceless guitar on the set of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight?

The Name Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

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The second and final (for now) episode on band name origins.

When MTV Still Contributed to Music/Make Norway Kvlt Again

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Randy tells the stories behind MTV Unplugged, and Jon tells the story of a Norwegian black metal musician who got elected to office.

Alice and The King/What’s the (Gray) Matter, Man?

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Did Alice Cooper almost shoot Elvis Presley in the head? Did Henry Rollins really keep pieces of his murdered friend's brain?

The Name Game (Part 1)

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Part 1 in our series exploring how several famous bands got their names.

The Writing’s On the (Stairwell) Wall/From Take Out to Takin’ Care of Business

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Did Steven Tyler write the lyrics to "Walk This Way" on the wall of a stairwell? And did Bachman-Turner Overdrive really get a pizza delivery guy to record the piano part on "Takin' Care of Business"?

Braddah Iz Only Needs One Take

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Did Israel Kamakawiwo'ole really record his medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" in just one take?

Sixx Degrees of Rockstardom/Bloody KISSes

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Randy looks at some of the craziest exploits of Nikki Sixx's career, and Jon explores the myth of KISS's comic book being printed with real blood.