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Peter Hook of New Order

Bass Guitar Signed by Members of The Smiths, New Order, Stones Roses and More Stolen from Charity Auction for Child with Cancer

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Equipment theft is a major problem for touring musicians all over the world, especially those who don't have security staff to monitor their vans while they aren't traveling. Heck, someone stole Zakk Wylde's one-of-a-kind blue bullseye Gibson last year, expecting that no one could figure it out. An even more brash thief struck in Manchester on Friday however, stealing a guitar signed by members of The Smiths, The Stone Roses and New Order. The item was to be auctioned off for charity, no less, according to NME.READ MORE

Screaming Lord Sutch!

5 UK Musicians Who've Entered Politics, Celebrating 50 Years of Screaming Lord Sutch and 40 Elections Lost

Buzz 17:04PM EDT

Some celebrities have gone on to have wildly successful careers in politics. Just look at Ronald Reagan and Sonny Bono. Some, like British rocker and cult icon Screaming Lord Sutch, were less successful. Despite running for more than 40 positions and founding a still-operating political party-the Official Monster Raving Loony Party-Sutch managed to lose every single on of them. Check a few other musicians who have stood for office in the UK.READ MORE

Pavement

5 Great Bands With A Non-Instrumental Member: Pavement, King Crimson, And More

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Most rock bands have a guitarist or two, a bassist, a drummer, and maybe a keyboardist, but some bands recruit people for more unconventional jobs. These five bands have official members that play unusual instruments, or sometimes no instrument at all.READ MORE

5 Musicians Who Nearly Joined Other Bands: Kurt Cobain, Elton John, And More

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Rock history is littered with millions of "what if" scenarios. What if Jimi Hendrix was still alive? What if Jimmy Page had actually started that band with Keith Moon? Here are five more "what if" scenarios: five musicians who nearly joined other bands.READ MORE

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