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Living the life of a world-famous musician takes its toll. As college romances reveal, dating someone who makes music often leads to heartbreak, discarded guitar strings, and songs written about you in which your name isn't even pronounced correctly. (Everyone experiences this; 'tis a fact of life.)
But, despite the trashed hotel rooms, acrimonious splits, and the existence of John Mayer, some of the greatest, most epic relationships ever to cross our popular periphery have a musical backbone. Check out these 18 heartwarming couples, all of whom prove that, amid the onstage antics and tour dates, rock-'n'-roll romances are indeed the most epic. (When they don't end in divorce, that is.)
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