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Tall Tales in Music Mythology

A former bodyguard/driver for the music industry and a lifelong musician from the opposite side of the musical spectrum team up to talk about some of the weirdest music myths & legends. No music genre is safe, no artist spared. If they’ve had weird run-ins with groupies, drugs or the law these guys will get down the the bottom of the story and report back to you!

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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?

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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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"?

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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?

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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.

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How did Weird Al learn the plot of "The Phantom Menace" before it hit theaters? And was Everclear's mid-'90s hit "Santa Monica" about singer Art Alexakis' girlfriend's suicide?

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