The 20 Strangest Music Myths Of All Time

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13. 311 are KKK members

One of the flimsiest musical myths of recent times is that 311 are members of the Ku Klux Klan. The evidence? Simply that K is the 11th letter of the alphabet. Yep, that’s it. The rockers have since clarified they got their name from the police code for a certain illegal activity in Omaha, Nebraska. And that activity is nothing to do with white supremacy – it’s actually for indecent exposure.

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12. Jimi Hendrix wore headbands covered in acid tabs

If you believe one particular urban legend, Jimi Hendrix had some psychedelic help in becoming one of music’s most celebrated live guitarists. That’s because it’s said that the rock icon attached acid to headbands he wore on stage and, in order to get the drug into his system, slashed his forehead so that it could access his bloodstream. However, Hendrix’s family have since described the claim as nonsense.

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