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The Five Greatest Rock and Roll Swindles

Circulating on the social medias for about a year now has been this wild story of a Taiwanese man who sued his wife for producing ugly offspring. Sure, the headline had us aghast too, but upon further review, it turns out the wife duped the man. According to the story, the mother of the three uncomely kids had 100 thousand dollars worth of plastic surgery before meeting their procreator. Reports indicate that the judge in the case ruled in the father's favor, stating that the wife had hoodwinked the fella on grounds of false pretenses by never disclosing the plastic surgery. It makes sense on paper, somewhat, but the verdict really opens up a whole can of genetic worms.

There are reports that this story is really a hoax, which means we were suckered too, but there is nothing conclusive on either side of the argument. With all this bamboozlement going around, we got to wondering about rock and roll's greatest swindles. There's the story told about the Sex Pistols, in the mockumetary The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle, in which the Pistols are played out to be pawns in manager's Malcolm McLaren master plan. Turns out McLaren cheated the Pistols out of a great deal of their earnings. Happens a lot in the music business. After the jump, read our list of the top five greatest rock n' roll swindles.

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Alex Rendon