Fade To Black: 15 Hard Rock Heroes Who Miraculously Cheated Death

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We’ve mentioned many times that rock ‘n’ roll is a dangerous business. Whether it’s through plane crashes, drug overdoses, murders, freak accidents, and even stage mishaps, many of music’s finest have tragically been taken from us long before their time. But then there are some rockers who narrowly dodged the reaper, escaping with some crazy stories to tell!

Rock is full of mythology, but there’s no denying that these folks are made of strong stuff. Or they just have a ton of luck on their side. From surviving car crashes, drug overdoses, electrocution, and other close calls, these near-death experiences definitely make for incredible tales. Let’s hope they were a little more careful after the fact…

We don’t know what we would have done without more music from Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, or other classic bands.┬áHead up the gallery above for 15 hard rock heroes who looked death in the eye and laughed!

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