Every year the music industry manages to wow us with an avalanche of news stories that lend to the age-old adage that life (especially life in the music biz) is stranger than fiction. Here are some of The Amp's weirdest and wildest favorites from 2010:
The Year in Funny Lawsuits: Joe Walsh (the guitarist) sued Joe Walsh (the politician) for satirizing songs written by Joe Walsh (the guitarist) for use in the ultra-conservative campaign of Joe Walsh (the politician). Also, Vampire Weekend were sued by the woman pictured on their "Contra" album cover (while the alleged photographer went into hiding), the White Stripes threatened to take the Air Force to court over a Super Bowl ad, and Axl Rose went after his former manager (who Axl accused of conspiring to reunite the real Guns N' Roses) and "Guitar Hero" (for using Axl's mortal enemy Slash as a spokesperson).
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