Don’t worry we’re not going to write about 'Club 27,' Elvis not being dead or Robert Johnson selling his soul to the Devil.
Instead, we found out a few crazy theories that you might not have heard of.
Have a look and tell us if you think they might be true or not.
Bob Marley Killed by the CIA
The theory is that the CIA wanted Bob Marley dead because his music was bringing social change in the country. He was believed to be able to influence Jamaican politics by endorsing a candidate, such was the trust the Jamaican people had in him.
So here is a little backstory. There are two major political parties in Jamaica - Jamaica Labor Party (Laborites) and Peoples National Party (Socialist). Both parties are democratic. However, there were ideological conflicts. Edward Seaga, the leader of the JLP was very much aligned with U.S.A. at the time. Michael Manley, the Leader of the PNP, was aligned with Cuba. The American government was worried that Jamaica may become a communist country. Through CIA covert operations, M-16 were smuggled into the country to fight the socialist party. The other side defended themselves by smuggling AK-47’s from Russia.Right after the Bob Marley’s assassination attempt (he and a few of his close ones attacked by unknown gunmen inside Marley's home), the musician organized the One Love Peace Concert to unite two warring factions.
After Marley had been released from the hospital, he went to the Blue Mountains to get ready for the concert. On the same day of the show, he was jamming in the company of Black Panthers Lee Lew-Lee, when a white man had come to see him. The man said he was a photographer from some famous news outlet. He explained that he had just arrived with the film crew from U.S.A. He told Bob Marley how excited He was to film the event. He then gave Bob Marley pair of shoes. When Bob Marley tried on the shoe, he screamed out of pain. When later inspected, the shoe had a pointed copper metal in the toe part.
Later, a dark spot appeared under his toenail. Marley attributed it to a recent soccer injury. But the spot turned out to be a form of skin cancer called acral lentiginous melanoma that often becomes aggressive because it is detected later than other melanomas.
After further research, they found out that the man that had visited them, Carl Colby, was a son of the late CIA Director, William Colby.
Was the metal in the shoe coated with some sort of cancer-causing agent? Did Carl Colby kill Bob Marley for the CIA? The mystery remains unsolved.
Jimi Hendrix Wore Acid-laced Bandanas
The subject of Hendrix and drugs has been muddled for years. In 1970 he was asked if he had ‘outgrown dope,’ and he replied, ‘ I don’t take as much.’ It was seven months before he overdosed with barbiturates. Rumors abound to this very day that Hendrix placed LSD litmus papers underneath his famous colorful bandanas for it to be absorbed through his pores. Some say he even went as far as making little cuts on his forehead for the drug to absorb faster. Some say it was not LSD, but heroin or cocaine that Hendrix had under the bandana. The theory has it that he took his stage performances to dizzying psychedelic heights because of this strange method.
Led Zeppelin Sold Their Souls to the Tartarus
In 1970, Jimmy Page purchased Boleskine House, a Scottish manor near the Loch Ness that once belonged to Crowley. Crowley had bought the house himself in 1890 to perform a highly sophisticated black magic ritual that supposedly brought demons into this world. Since that time, numerous strange tales have swirled around the house. Around the time Page's interest in the knowledge of the hidden was made public, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. The cover is decorated with the various occult symbols such as ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ Presumably, it was intentional, as ‘Season of the Witch’ author Peter Bebergal has written ‘the album serves as one of the most perfectly magical moments in rock history.’
The theory has gone around that members of Led Zeppelin sold their souls to the devil for the talent and fame they had. Some people took it too far and said Bonham was killed when he tried to renege on the deal.
Recently, Boleskine was subjected to a fire that looked like something ripped straight from a medieval grimoire. Maybe the demons got bored.
Dr. Dre Started Burning ManThe Burning Man festival started in 1986 when Larry (Lee) Harvey, Jerry James and a couple of others hippies burned a 9-foot wooden man on the Baker Beach in San Francisco.
By 1998 the man was 40 feet tall. It wasn’t until 1990 that Burning man moved to the Black Rock Desert 110 miles north of Reno Nevada.
In 1995 Dr. Dre was scouting for his upcoming video shoot in the very same desert as the Burning Man set up crew began setting up the site. He asked them about the agenda of their setup and found out that nearly 4000 people or more were expected to show up for a free festival. The Burning Man crew also mentioned that their permit with the Nevada BLM had expired and they could not afford its renewal again that year. Dre inquired further into the financial logistics of the event. He saw an opportunity to set up an alternative organization system and profit from many people in attendance.
Dre paid for the permit under the condition that he would begin charging a modest entrance price for each participant of the festival. In 1995 the original price of entrance to Dre’s Burning Man was 35 dollars. From this year on Dre began silently profiting from the Burning Man festival, at least that is what the conspiracy theory implies.
P.s. In 2017 the tickets ranged between 425-1200$.
A Bloody Race Between Swedish and Norwegian Metal Scenes
During the early ‘90s, black metal was not just a form of musical expression, but a violent threat to the people of Norway and Sweden.
In interviews during the early '90s, the members of the Norwegian metal scene presented themselves as misanthropic Devil worshippers who wanted to spread hatred, sorrow and evil. Many of them belonged to the 'Black Circle' cult. They were responsible for a wave of church burnings in Norway and at least two murders. In 1994 several of its members were convicted variously for arson, murder, assault, and possession of explosives. Most showed no remorse for their actions. This earned them notoriety, and it might have also caused the hatred of their Swedish neighbors.
According to several sources (among them Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind's book ‘Lords of Chaos’), the Swedish black metal scene wanted to be as notorious as the Norwegians. In the '90s, the Swedish black metallers started trying to surpass the Norwegians with the church burnings and other wrongful acts of their own. This game supposedly lasted for almost a decade, with one of the final moments being the Keillers park murder, a homicide involving Dissection guitarist Jon Nödtveidt that bore a striking resemblance to the murder committed by former Emperor band member Faust.