Conspiracy theories have been circulating since before the 19th century. Honestly, knowing humans, probably even longer. Some of these conspiracies really make for some controversial legacies (flat Earth, anyone?). Combining this with our fascination with celebrities’ lives and their downfall , we’ve concocted some weird theories. Throw the dark world of music in there, and you might as well have made Snow White’s poison apple. From Illuminati associations to animal body parts, here are the weird conspiracies in music.
Gene Simmons is the bassist and frontman of the rock band Kiss. With Kiss’s outrageous and sometimes bizarre performances for its time during the 1970s, it’s of little surprise a weird conspiracy emerged around Simmons. During performances, Simmons often waggled his tongue at the audience. It was long and pointy. A rumor then emerged that his tongue was such a way because he had cow’s tongue grafted onto his own to extend it. The rumor even extends to beliefs he had his mouth enlarged to make room for the tongue. Simmons has admitted this is his favorite myth about him.