The 20 Strangest Music Myths Of All Time

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15. Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite

Back in the late ’00s, when Lady Gaga was arguably at the peak of her fame, the star became known for something more than her outlandish costumes and chart-topping hits. Specifically, it was asserted in some quarters that she was a hermaphrodite, as a video taken at 2009’s Glastonbury Festival apparently showed that the singer had a penis. But whatever was revealed on the clip wasn’t in fact male genitalia, according to Gaga herself; by all accounts, though, she wasn’t upset that the rumor was talked about.

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14. Gene Simmons had a cow tongue transplant

Gene Simmons’ massive tongue is one of the most iconic things about glam rockers KISS. But would the frontman really have had a cow’s tongue grafted onto his own just to grab some more attention? In short, no: not even a rock star as shameless as Simmons would resort to such a practice. That lengthy appendage he sticks out at virtually every show is 100 percent his own.

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