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Unbelievable Rock Star Rumors That Are Actually True  

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As much as you may want to believe them, most rumors about famous celebrities are completely false. Considering all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll in rock music, it's not surprising that almost every rock star has a few rumors that surround them. But, again, most of these simply aren't true. 

However, don't despair, because in the midst of the countless made-up or exaggerated tales out there, some of these rock star rumors are actually true! Hopefully, these 100%, actual, I'm-not-lying-at-all, real-life true stories about rock stars will give you your rumor fix.
Charles Manson Wrote a Song for The Beach Boys
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This rumor has been bouncing around for a while, and it is in fact true. Well, it's sort of true. After Manson was released from prison in 1967, he began showing some of his songs around the LA music scene, and Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys got a hold of one and eventually recorded it, while keeping the song almost completely intact.

After that, Manson started staying at Dennis's mansion, but he soon got sick of Manson's antics and kicked him out. And, well, we all know what happened after that.

Michael Jackson Wrote Music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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Michael Jackson might be the greatest pop star of all time, and Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. But what you may not know is that Michael Jackson actually wrote music for the 1993 game Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

This rumor began with one young man who obsessively poured over MJ music and Sonic the Hedgehog background music, and discovered that they sounded way too similar to be just a coincidence. After years of existing only as an internet rumor, in January 2016, the composers for the soundtrack confirmed that the King of Pop really did write music for the Sega game.
Tupac Shakur's Friends Smoked His Ashes
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While the Tupac is Alive rumors will undoubtedly live on, members of Tupac's rap group The Outlawz have stated that they smoked their fallen friend's ashes after mixing them with marijuana. It was said that the idea came from Tupac's song "Black Jesus," in which he rapped "Last wishes n****s, smoke my ashes."
Rolling Stones's Bassist Bill Wyman Fell For a 13 Year Old
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As a member of the Rolling Stones for 30 years, it's not surprising that bassist Bill Wyman had more than his share of relationships, but what may be surprising is that one of these relationships was with a 13-year-old. Yes, back at the height of the Rolling Stones's fame, the 48-year-old rocker was pursuing a relationship with the then 13-year-old Mandy Smith.

Smith said they first slept together when she was 14, and married right after her 18th birthday.