20 Utterly Insane Rock Star Rumors Turned Out To Be True

The history of rock ‘n’ roll is littered with rumors, some of which are hokum, and some of which turned out to be 100% true. It’s no surprise that rumors of titanic levels of drug- and booze-fueled excess swirl around the rock industry.

What did we really expect when a bunch of young men and women were given all the money in the world and were told that the usual rules of society didn’t apply to them? That they’d act like nuns? Fat chance!

From very dubious liaisons with groupies to snorting the ashes of family members, here are twenty of the most outrageous rock and pop rumors that turned out to be true.

Bill Wyman Fell For A Thirteen-Year Old

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The former Rolling Stones bass guitarist found himself at the center of a scandal in 1989 when the 52-year-old Wyman married 18-year-old Mandy Smith. It came to light that Wyman had been dating Smith since she was 13 and, according to Smith, the couple had first slept together when she was just 14. Wyman denied this and the couple divorced in 1991.