Two years after Michael Jackson's death, there are still no answers - no concrete ones, anyway. There's endless speculation, skeletons continue to tumble out of the closet and in the most ironic of twists, the estate of MJ is raking in posthumous profits - lack of money was something that plagued him in his final years, with Neverland foreclosed, debts that kept on mounting and the out-of-court settlements on pedophilia lawsuits that left him almost bankrupt. He wasn't the only troubled entertainer in the world of music, though - the history of music is laden with many troubled souls who made beautiful music but turned to drugs or suicide to end what seemed to be lives not worth living. Here are some whose legacies live on in their music.
The man who gave leather pants and sideburns 'sexy' status, this original 'rebel' died at the age of 42 owing to prescription drug abuse. For someone who'd tasted wild success in his career, could hold theRead More »from The Unsound of Music Part 1