When I was 15 my favourite band split up, so I put their story into a fanzine, printed up a few hundred copies and took out a classified ad in the back of NME. It ended up selling thousands of copies despite being — and I can say this now — quite shit.
Many years later I have no idea if I was being ironic when, in the second print run’s blurb, I compared the band’s split to the deaths of John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and Jimi Hendrix: “musical legends cut down in their prime”. I think I was being tongue-in-cheek? Mind you the split did hit me pretty hard.