The Most Shocking Rock Star Deaths

Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse is what they will tell you when you first become a rock star. What they won’t mention is the indignity of meeting your end floating face down in a pool or sitting on the toilet with your trousers at your ankles.

Some of the most popular and inspirational rock stars of all time died in shocking ways and here are some of the most shocking rock star deaths which shook the world.

Kurt Cobain Death Conspiracies

The Most Shocking Rock Star Deaths and Curt Cobain

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It is hard to believe that the Nirvana frontman died almost 20 years ago. At just 27 he was tragically young when he apparently committed suicide and it is impossible to imagine what a 40 something Cobain would have been like. Drug addiction, illness, depression and relationship problems are cited as being the reasons behind his suicide but there are plenty of Kurt Cobain conspiracy theories around to keep you intrigued as well. Some people will tell you that he was murdered, some will tell you that he is still alive and still others will maybe even tell you that he was never even born. There is even a theory that he died because he played the guitar left handed (as this was possibly the cause for his stomach pain which caused him to take so much heroin).
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Boston Marathon Explosion – Marathon Quote

April 15th is tax day in the US.  It’s also, forever more, going to be known as the day of the Boston Marathon explosions (bombing?) and the tragic death of atleast 2.

While TBR doesn’t often get serious, we send this image out to those impacted by the bombing and their families.  Send your favorite running quotes and we’ll add them below.

Boston Marathon Support Meme

The thirst you feel in your throat and lungs will be gone minutes after the race is over. The pain in your legs within days, but the glory of your finish will last forever.

Find out if your Boston Loved One is safe here: 

The Best Ever April Fool’s Day Jokes

Ah, the first of April. A day you can sit down with your breakfast, switch on your television and find out about newly discovered islands, dogs that drive cars and all sorts of other weird stuff.

Of course, as everyone laughs at you at work for repeating these ludicrous stories you swear that next year you won’t fall for a single April Fool’s Day joke. If only it were that easy, though. The following are some of the pranks which have fooled and bemused us over the years.

Where Does Spaghetti Come From?

April Fool’s Day Jokes and Spaghetti Origin

1957 was such an innocent time, wasn’t it? Some hip young cat called Presley was young and fresh and might not even have eaten his first peanut butter coated hamburger yet, the lovably annoying Frisbee was invented and the Brits believed that pasta grew on trees. The respected TV show Panorama produced one of the earliest and finest April Fool’s pranks when they went to Switzerland and showed how spaghetti grows on trees. The public loved it and many people contacted the BBC to ask how they could grow their own spaghetti trees.
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The Most Shocking and Terrifying Reality Show Scandals

The person who first thought of making reality shows should really be ashamed of themselves. As well as inflicting some of the dumbest shows in the history of the world on us they have also caused many scandals, or at least let us enjoy scandals we wouldn’t otherwise have known or cared about.

However, in amongst the fun there have also been some truly shocking moments.

Brian Heidik and Survivor Thailand Winner Reality Show ScandalSurvivor Thailand Winner Scandal: From Surviving Thailand to Shooting Puppies

Brian Heidik has had an interesting few years, hasn’t he? You would think that winning a million bucks on Survivor: Thailand would have been enough of a claim to game, but not for Brian it wasn’t. He then took the frankly unusual step of shooting a puppy in the head with an arrow. He claimed that he thought it was a coyote and it’s hard to argue with that kind of logic. To top it off, he was reported to police by his wife, who used to be a Playboy model, whom he also allegedly attacked. He used to be a porn star too.

The Marriage That Never Made It to Our Screens

The idea of a VH1 reality series with newly married NFL star Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) and his new wife Evelyn Lozada sounded quite promising. Then he got arrested. For beating her up. With his head. He got dropped by his team and then they got divorced. The show got dropped before we even got to see any of this, which I suppose makes this a not-quite-reality-show scandal but, hey, let’s not get too picky over our scandals here.

Big Brother Knife Scandal

If you were live on National TV in the Big Brother house you might like to play a little joke. After all, it would help make you appear to be a charming and more likeable person in the eyes of your housemates and the voting public.

CBS and Reality Show Scandals

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Maybe you could, I don’t know, hold a knife to someone’s throat and ask them if they would still love you if you killed them. Yeah, that ought to do it. The hilarious prank played by Justin Sebik was misunderstood by those bores at CBS and he got kicked out of the house because of it, although to be fair it wasn’t his first bit of controversy in the house. It was then discovered that he had a criminal record and the person whose throat he held the knife to (Krist Stegall) sued CBS.

Big Brother Brazilian Drunken Rape Scandal

Big Brother has also produced scandals in other countries and one of the most sensational ones happened in Brazil. Monique Amin appeared to be sexually attacked by a fellow contestant while she was asleep in a drunken stupor. He got booted off the show and investigated by police while she went on to make a career for herself as a saucy model.

Megan and Megan Wants a Millionaire Tragic Murder and Suicide Scandal

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Megan Wants a Millionaire Tragic Murder and Suicide Scandal

A genuinely shocking incident caused the new Megan Wants a Millionaire show to get dumped by VH1 after only 3 shows. Megan Hauserman had 17 millionaires trying to win her love but one of them got involved in a terrifying scandal. Ryan Jenkins was the only suspect in the horrifying murder of his swimsuit model wife Jasmine Fiore and the police charged him with the crime. Jenkins then killed himself in a hotel room and the show disappeared from our screens.

Mad Gasser of Mattoon: Folklore or Fact?

Some people assault others with guns, knives, or even their bare hands. But what about using gaseous fumes? Also, add to the mix the fact that it’s a serial gasser!

Welcome to the wonderful world of the “Mad Gasser of Mattoon” or his other names, including:

  • Gas Mask and Mad Gasser of MattoonMad Gasser
  • Mad Anesthetist
  • Anesthetic Prowler
  • Mad Gasser of Roanoke


Town folk in the areas of Botetourt County, Virginia and Mattoon, Illinois in the early 1930′s and mid-1940′s said that the “Mad Gasser” was a tall, frail man with dark clothing and tight cap. He was said to have been carrying a pesticide tool used for spraying plants. He also wore a gas mask to protect him from the gasses he’d spray at his victims.


The gasser was said to have struck before the initial cases were reported, but people were too scared to report due to the fact that they may be considered crazy by the people in their town.
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