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Most Shocking Rock Stories of 2012

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As far as shocking rock news stories go, it’s shocking how full of tragic and troubling headlines 2012 was. From the death of Radiohead’s drum tech in a stage collapse to ex-Cake drummer Peter McNeal standing trial on child-molestation charges, the last six months have seen plenty of controversy and conflict — and neither of those incidents even made our list of the Most Shocking Rock Stories of 2012. The stories that did still have plenty of bite, and there’s even one with an uplifting ending — hey, it wasn’t all doom and gloom in 2012. Check out our picks for the Most Shocking Rock Stories of 2012 — a list we made with our friends at Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock — by clicking the button below.

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