It might seem hard to believe that any of them are, but there have long been rumors about a number of them. Let’s go through the list.
A word about bisexual men. Unfortunately, bisexuality is very common, and I would say that after 40 years of observing males from even the point of view of a straight male that male bisexual behavior is much more common than nearly any straight person realizes.
I figure that for every one gay who man there are ~9 men with a bisexual orientation of one type or another various types and varieties. It is a truism with bisexuals that most lean one way or another. Very few men with a bisexual orientation are completely 50-50 in their attractions – only 5% could be described that way. Furthermore, only 15% of men with a bisexual orientation lean gay. 80% lean straight, and 85% of bisexual men are maximally attracted to women.
So for men with a bisexual orientation, the chart looks like this:
Maximally attracted to females: 90% Lean Straight: 85% Lean Gay: 10% Maximally attracted to males: 15% Full bisexual (50-50) 5%
50 Cent: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he is on the downlow.
Damon Albarn (Blur): Possible bisexual tendencies.
Phil Anselmo (Pantera): Persistent rumors of bisexuality.
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day): Openly bisexual.
Lance Bass (‘N Sync): Either openly gay or deeply closeted, depending on who you talk to.
Marc Bolan (T. Rex): Supposedly out bisexual, truth unknown.
Bono (U2): Rumored bisexual, huge pussy hound, but another male musician claims he had sex with Bono once. Basically heterosexual.
Roddy Bottom (Faith No More): Openly gay.
David Bowie: Former bisexual, now identifies as straight. Massive pussy hound, basically heterosexual.
Boy George: Openly gay.
Kenny Chesney: Reportedly long known to be gay, but deeply closeted due to his country music fanbase. Renee Zellweger was his beard, but she divorced him after only four months of marriage due to “fraud.” On the other hand, in interviews, he says he is straight, is hurt by gay rumors and claims to have had sex with over 100 women, which, if true, is certainly not the behavior of a gay man. Very strange case in much need of further research.
Sean “Puffy” Combs: Unknown. What a bizarre rumor.
Warren Cuccurullo (Missing Persons): Probably bisexual. Has made several porn videos for the gay market (!?), including a few where he is jerking off and one where he is shoving a pink dildo up his ass (!?). He also posed on the cover of the Brazilian gay magazine G (!?).
Dave Davies (Kinks): Openly bisexual.
Ray Davies (Kinks): Basically heterosexual, experimented with men a bit.
Jonathan Davis (Korn): Bad rumor.
Ronnie James Dio: Straight, bad rumor.
Dr. Dre: Said to be gay and deeply closeted for years.
Ghall (Gorgoroth): Reputed to be gay and said to have a boyfriend who is a male model. Probably true.
Jay Gordon (Orgy): Bisexual tendencies.
Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam): Widely rumored to be a closeted bisexual.
Perry Ferrell (Jane’s Addiction/Porno for Pyros): Openly bisexual.
Ace Frehley (KISS): Straight, experimented with homosexuality a bit.
Rob Halford (Judas Priest): Openly gay.
Kirk Hammett (Metallica): Reportedly out bisexual. Swinger, frequents sex clubs with his wife.
Michael Hutchinson (Xtasy): Straight but said to have experimented with men.
Billy Idol: Basically a straight poon hound, but once he was seen in a bed having sex with a man.
Enrique Iglesias: Unknown.
Michael Jackson: Definitely a gay pedophile or hebephile.
Mick Jagger: Heterosexual, huge pussy hound, rumored to have sex with men one or more times.
Jay-Z: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow.
Elton John: Openly gay.
Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood): Known to be gay.
Al Jourgensen (Ministry): Said to be probably bisexual.
Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers): Rumored to be bisexual, false rumor.
Little Richard: Often thought to be gay and frequently calls himself gay, but actually probably bisexual.
LL Cool J: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow.
Loon: There is said to be an underground sex tape of him having anal sex with another rap star, P. Diddy.
Marilyn Manson: Reportedly out bisexual, however evidence is lacking. Basically heterosexual.
Paul Masvidal (Cynic): Openly gay.
Ricky Martin: Openly gay.
Maxwell: Rumored to be gay. Latest album was shelved by his record company because they were upset by all the gay references.
Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray): Bisexual.
Meegs (Coal Chamber): Possibly bisexual.
Freddie Mercury (Queen): Supposedly bisexual, actually gay.
Method Man: Rumored to be gay. Q-Tip is his possible boyfriend.
George Michael (Wham): Openly gay.
Brian Molko (Placebo): Openly bisexual.
Steven Morrissey (The Smiths): Obviously gay but closeted.
Bob Mould (Husker Du): Openly gay.
Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers): Openly bisexual.
P. Diddy: There is said to be an underground sex tape of him having anal sex with another rap star, Loon.
Mike Patton (Faith No More): Widely rumored to be bisexual.
Joe Perry (Aerosmith): Rumored bisexual, false rumor. Pussy hound. Basically heterosexual.
The Pet Shop Boys: Openly gay.
Iggy Pop: Supposedly an out bisexual, but that is actually a completely false rumor.
Prince: Completely heterosexual, even if many find that incomprehensible. Insatiable pussy hound. Continuous gay rumors are due to his gender style, not his sexual orientation.
Q-Tip: Reputed to be gay. His rap lyrics are supposedly full of gay references. Boyfriend may be Method Man.
Redman: Reputed to be gay.
Lou Reed: Out bisexual, later identified as straight.
Sean Reinert (Cynic): Openly gay.
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran): Rumored to be bisexual, said to share his male lover with his wife. Probably true.
Busta Rhymes: Reputed to be gay.
Ricki Rockett (Poison): Rumored bisexual, false rumor.
Henry Rollins (Black Flag): Bizarrely enough, there have been rumors about him for years. Unknown, but he has had many girlfriends over the years. This may just be a bad rumor, but people who knew him back when he was a starving musician in the New York East Village music scene in the mid to late 1970’s say he was well known to be bisexual to the point of being out about it. The rumors appear to stem from this period in his life. Definitely a mystery.
Gavin Rossdale (Bush): Rumored to be bisexual.
Rostam (Vampire Weekend): Openly gay.
David Lee Roth (Van Halen): Longstanding, persistent and wide rumors that he is bisexual, however these may be false rumors and have more to do with his gender behavior than his sexuality. Says he is straight in interviews. However, his bandmates, when asked if he is bisexual, say “Dave is into a bit of everything.” Heterosexual poon hound who stages orgies at his mansion and often holes up there with a small harem. Was known to take on mother-daughter groupie teams!
Ja Rule: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow.
Fred Schneider (B-52’s): Unknown.
Pat Smear (Germs, Foo Fighters): Openly bisexual.
Robert Smith (Cure): Rumored bisexual, unknown.
Billy Squier: Unknown.
Paul Stanley (KISS): Married, two kids, but is apparently bisexual. He was also one of the biggest pussy hounds in all rock and roll. Although some vigorously dispute the charge, Ace Frehley, Frehley’s wife, the rock groupie site on the web (which is almost always correct), and two people in the music industry have all said he is bisexual. He is very much in the closet about it though. I would say he leans straight though, looking at all of his womanizing.
Al Stewart: Unknown.
Rod Stewart: Bisexual rumors, never proven but suggestive. Major pussy hound. Basically heterosexual.
Michael Stipe (R.E.M): Openly bisexual or maybe gay.
Justin Timberlake (‘N Sync): Rumored to be bisexual.
Pete Townshend (The Who): Supposedly out bisexual. Strange rumor.
Steve Tyler (Aerosmith): Rumored bisexual, false rumor. Huge pussy hound. Basically heterosexual.
Luther Vandross: Long known to be gay in the Black community and of course with his band-mates. Deeply closeted.
Phil Varone (Skid Row): Bisexual.
Sid Vicious: Supposedly out bisexual, but once again looks like a bad rumor.
Scott Weiland: Rumored to be bisexual.
Yogi (Buckcherry): Rumored to be bisexual.
Christina Aguilera: Open bisexual.
Joan Armatrading: Either lesbian or bisexual, possibly true.
Joan Baez: Bisexual, probably true.
Toni Braxton: Lesbian, closeted. Had an affair with Courtney Love.
Tracy Chapman: Out lesbian.
Sheryl Crow: Bisexual, apparently true.
Ani DiFranco: Out bisexual.
Melissa Etheridge: Out lesbian.
Marianne Faithfull: Out bisexual.
Whitney Houston: Straight but experimented with women.
Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders): Rumored bisexual.
Janis Ian: Out bisexual.
Janet Jackson: Definitely bisexual, closeted.
Joan Jett: Definitely lesbian, but she does not discuss it.
Grace Jones: Out bisexual.
Janis Joplin: Out bisexual.
Wynona Judd: Unknown.
Alicia Keys: Closeted lesbian, tries to deflect rumors by making homophobic comments, has a male beard.
K. D. Lang: Out lesbian.
Courtney Love (Hole): Openly bisexual. Had an affair with Winona Ryder.
Madonna: Out bisexual. Has had affairs with other celebrity women.
Me’shell N’Degeocell: Out bisexual.
Joni Mitchell: Out bisexual.
Queen Latifah: Lesbian, deeply closeted.
Olivia Newton-John: Rumored bisexual.
Stevie Nicks: Well known to be bisexual, closeted.
Sinead O’Connor: Bisexual or lesbian, apparently true.
Dolly Parton: Lesbian, closeted.
Bonnie Raitt: Straight-leaning bisexual, apparently true.
Rhianna: Rumored bisexual.
Linda Ronstadt: Lesbian or bisexual, apparently true.
Winona Ryder: Confirmed bisexual. Had an affair with Courtney Love.
Dusty Springfield: Openly lesbian.