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The main schism in the band was between singer Joey and lead guitarist Johnny, and this was prompted in part by the pair’s seemingly polar opposite outlooks on life. Johnny was an ardent Republican and conservative in his views, while Joey was something of a liberal-leaning bohemian. Things came to a head, though, when Johnny wooed and subsequently wedded Joey’s former girlfriend Linda Danielle, inspiring the latter band member to write “The KKK Took My Baby Away.” Johnny passed on Joey’s funeral in 2001, and he himself succumbed to prostate cancer three years later.
7. Mick Jagger vs. Keith Richards – The Rolling Stones
Given the astonishing longevity of The Rolling Stones, it’s perhaps no surprise that guitarist Keith Richards and charismatic, snake-hipped frontman Mick Jagger have had the odd disagreement. In fact, they’ve fallen out rather a lot – and over everything from creative control to musical priorities. In his autobiography, Richards even joked about the size of Jagger’s penis.