25 Celebrities Who Got Fired And The Reasons They Lost The Gig

25 Celebrities Who Got Fired And The Reasons They Lost The Gig -

 

 

1 Lisa Kudrow


Lisa Kudrow was originally cast as Roz in Frasier but was fired before the pilot was shot because she had a personality too close to "Daphne". She would land a spot on F.R.I.E.N.D.S. next year.

2. Canadian actor Michael Bublé was fired from the set of The X-Files for stealing a hotdog from craft services.

3. Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally cast as the Predator but was fired for several reasons, including that he really wanted the Predator to kickbox.

4. Melora Hardin (Jan from the office) was originally cast to play Jennifer Parker in Back to the Future. She was fired after they recast Marty because she was taller than Michael J. Fox.

5. Dan Aykroyd had JT Walsh fired from Loose Cannons (1990) after finding out he acted in the John Belushi biopic Wired (1989). The delay in production cost $125,000.

6 David Herman


Actor David Herman (Michael Bolton from the movie "Office Space") got himself fired from MADtv by screaming all his lines during the read-through. Apparently, he wanted to leave the show to do other projects, but Fox would not let him out of his contract.

7. Fitness model Christian Boeving starred in the documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster* about the use of steroids in America. He said he had a testosterone prescription from his doctor. For this, he was fired by his sponsor MuscleTech, which has a policy against disclosing steroid use publicly.

8. Piers Morgan was fired as the editor of a popular British newspaper in 2004 after publishing fake photos of the torture of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers.

9. Rick Moranis was fired from the set of The Breakfast Club after he kept playing the janitor as a goofy Russian character.

10. Suzanne Somers was fired from tv series Three's Company when she asked to be paid equally to costar John Ritter.

11 Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach was fired from Skid Row because he wanted to open for KISS and the band refused. After he was canned he left the band a voicemail saying that nobody is ever too big to open for KISS.

12. American actor Gilbert Gottfried was fired from voicing the Aflac duck after he tweeted out a series of jokes about the earthquake disaster of Japan in 2011. Aflac does 75% of its business in Japan.

13. Bobby Keys, a sax player (and Keith Richards' best friend) was fired from the Rolling Stones 1973 tour after being found in a bathtub filled with Dom Perignon champagne. The cost of the champagne was deducted from his pay and he made no money from the tour.

14. TV show host Marc Summers went public about his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, causing him to be fired as host of the Hollywood Squares revival, and is in remission for chronic lymphatic leukemia.

15. Chris Farley was fired from SNL for making late-night prank phone calls from the SNL offices with Adam Sandler, and mooning people from a limo shortly after. He once even once defecated out a window. He was known to frequently get naked and do various stunts for laughs.

16 James May


English television presenter James May was fired from Autocar magazine after he put a hidden message using the initial letter on each page. The secret message read out the following: “SO YOU THINK IT’S REALLY GOOD, YEAH? YOU SHOULD TRY MAKING THE BLOODY THING UP. IT’S A REAL PAIN IN THE ARSE.”

17. Rock group “The Pretenders” fired bass guitarist Pete Farndon due to his drug habits in June 1982. Two days later guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died as a result of cocaine intolerance. In April 1983 Farndon drowned in the bath at his home in London, after overdosing on heroin.

18. Pro Wrestler King Kong Bundy was fired from the WWF for acting in Headstart Explorer computer commercials without their approval.

19. Liam Neeson was once a school teacher but got fired because a student pulled a knife on him, and Neeson punched him.

20. Nicki Minaj worked as a waitress at a Red Lobster in the Bronx but was fired for discourtesy to customers. She said she was fired from "at least 15 jobs" for similar reasons.

21 Chris Hansen


Chris Hansen, who was the host of “NBC’s Dateline: To Catch a Predator” (a show that featured him conducting a sting operation on online sex predators by catching them on hidden cameras), was fired from NBC after he was caught cheating on his wife by a hidden-camera sting operation.

22. Jimi Hendrix played guitar in Little Richard's band until he was fired for being too flamboyant, out-dressing, and upstaging the singer.

23. Tupac Shakur was fired from the movie Menace II Society because he had an argument with Director Allen Hughes which led to a fistfight. Shakur was later found guilty of assault and battery.

24. Bill Hader worked at a movie theater in college and was fired for telling rude customers how "Titanic" ended.

25. In 1981, a 27-year-old James Cameron was working as a director on Pirhana II, when he was fired for failing to get a close-up of the lead actress. He then got food poisoning and during his illness had a nightmare about a robot sent from the future to kill him, which became the idea for “The Terminator.”


WHO DOESN'T LIKE FESTIVAL GIRLS? STAGECOACH FESTIVAL

WHO DOESN'T LIKE FESTIVAL GIRLS? STAGECOACH FESTIVAL


The Truth About Motley Crue

The Truth About Motley Crue

Has there ever been a more dangerous band than Motley Crue? Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, these glam rock trailblazers redefined what it meant to be a rock star in a way that's still unrivaled. Here is the untold truth of Motley Crue.
You wouldn't expect members of one of the filthiest, wildest groups in the history of rock and roll to be particularly concerned with their public image… at least, not beyond making sure that all their makeup and teased hair were picture-perfect.
But Motley Crue are reportedly highly protective of their legacy… and what a legacy it is.
According to Blabbermouth, band members are extremely selective when it comes to merchandising, and they're unwilling to simply emblazon "Motley Crue" on every T-shirt, coffee cup, iron-on, and jacket that comes their way.
If bassist and chief songwriter Nikki Sixx can be believed, the band doesn't want to cheapen their legacy by selling out. He says that he and his fellow bandmates don't want Motley Crue to become a group that, quote, "were cool once."
Here's a perfect example: According to Sixx, the band thought that the central concept behind Rock of Ages was basically Mamma Mia! with electric guitars, so they wanted absolutely nothing to do with that project whatsoever - neither the Broadway production nor the 2012 movie. Judging by the reviews that film received, it's safe to say that was a wise decision.
Watch the video for more of the truth about Motley Crue!


How Focus Music Hacks Your Brain

How Focus Music Hacks Your Brain

Different types of music affects your brain in different ways. If you're trying to focus, there's scientifically a specific rhythm you should listen to. Cheddar explains...


MUSIC QUIZ / EITHER/OR IN 30: ALBUMS

MUSIC QUIZ / EITHER/OR IN 30: ALBUMS

In 30 seconds, can you choose the artist of each of these albums?



MUSIC QUIZ / SEE, HEAR, TOUCH OR FEEL SONGS

MUSIC QUIZ / SEE, HEAR, TOUCH OR FEEL SONGS

 

Can you choose the correct words to complete these song titles?



Bluegrass Band Performs 'Low' And It Is Hilarious

Bluegrass Band Performs 'Low' And It Is Hilarious -

 

Bluegrass-Comedy band "The Cleverlys" perform Flo Rida's "Low" for a local news station.


25 Weirdest Movies and Songs You Should Know About

25 Weirdest Movies and Songs You Should Know About

Conspiracy 58


Conspiracy 58 is a Spanish mockumentary that claimed that the 1958 World Cup was never actually held. Despite being revealed as a hoax at the end, people still believed it.

 

Hitler Has Only Got One Ball


‘Hitler Has Only Got One Ball’ is a British song that mocks Nazi leaders using blue comedy in reference to their testicles. Multiple variants of the lyrics exist, generally sung as four-line verses to the tune of the “Colonel Bogey March.”

 

You Suffer


The shortest song in the world, "You Suffer" is just 1.316 seconds long, sung by the British grindcore band Napalm Death.

 

The Cure For Insomnia


There is a movie called "The Cure For Insomnia" which lasts 87 hours. It is about a man reciting a 4,080 pages long poem interspliced with X-rated film scenes and rock music videos.

 

Ambiancé


Ambiancé is a film scheduled to be released on New Year's Eve 2020 that is planned to be 30 days long. A trailer released in 2016 lasted 7 hours 20 minutes. The movie is planned to be destroyed after its sole showing.

 

The Most Unwanted Song


Three composers created "The Most Unwanted Song" based on an opinion poll of annoying musical elements in 1997. It includes bagpipes, a rapping opera singer, children singing about Christmas shopping at Walmart, and much more. It is twenty-two minutes long.

 

100 Years


The film '100 Years' is due to be released in November 2115. It is written by and starring John Malkovich. The film is kept in a high-tech, bulletproof glass safe that will open automatically on its release date, 100 years after its announcement.

 

Thai Elephant Orchestra


Elephants are capable of playing music, and with the help of the National Elephant Institute and neuroscientist David Sulzer, the Thai Elephant Orchestra was created in 2000. To date, they have released three albums.

 

9 Modern Times Forever


One of the longest film ever made is ‘Modern Times Forever’ which was released in 2011. It has a duration of 240 hours or 10 days and shows centuries of decay, compressed into the span of the film.

 

10 The Day The Clown Cried

Jerry Lewis directed and starred in "The Day The Clown Cried", a movie about Helmut Doork, a German clown in a Nazi concentration camp who was used to entertain and eventually lead the kids to the gas chambers.

11 Tout-à-Coup Jazz


Tout-à-Coup Jazz was an African jazz band from the 1970s whose membership included two future Burkinabé dictators, Thomas Sankara, and Blaise Compaoré, with the latter overthrowing the other in a 1987 coup. Unbelievably, the band's name was purely coincidental.

 

12 Taylor Mead's A*s


"Taylor Mead's A*s" is a 70-minute long film consisting entirely of a shot of Mead's buttocks which was directed by Andy Warhol.

 

13 First on the Moon


First on the Moon is a 2005 Russian mockumentary science fiction film about a fictional 1930s Soviet landing on the Moon. The film, which went on to win many awards, was the debut of the director Aleksei Fedorchenko.

 

14 Empire


In 1964, Andy Warhol created a movie called 'empire'. It consists of slow-motion footage of the Empire State Building and is over 8 hours long.

 

15 4′33″


In 2010, an online campaign managed to get John Cage's composition 4′33″, which consists of four minutes and 33 seconds of silence, to hit No. 21 on the UK Singles Chart.

 

16 Logistics


The longest movie ever made is Logistics which is 857 hours (35 days) long. It films the journey of a pedometer in reverse chronological order from end sales to manufacturing in real time.

 

17 Metal Machine Music


A 1975 album named Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed consists of 64 minutes of audio feedback, widely believed to have either been an elaborate joke, or an attempt by Reed to escape from a record label contract.

18 Meaningless Movie


"The Longest, Most Meaningless Movie in the World" is actually the 6th Longest movie in the world. The running time of the movie is 48 hours.

 

19 As Slow as Possible


There is a musical piece called 'As Slow as Possible', written to be played literally as slow as possible (while strictly adhering to the score's temporal proportions). An ongoing performance of the score began in a German church on September 5th, 2001 and will end on September 5th, 2640.

 

20 Flintstones & WWE Crossover


In 2015, there was a direct-to-video Flintstones/WWE cross-over movie. This was a spiritual successor to the WWE/Scooby-Doo crossover starring John Cena.

21 Das Erste Wiener Gemüseorchester


An Austrian orchestra named Das Erste Wiener Gemüseorchester that plays their music with vegetables.

22 The Boy Bands Have Won


A British music group named Chumbawamba holds the record for the longest album title at 865 characters. It starts with "The Boy Bands Have Won."

23  Sleepify


In 2015, funk band Vulfpeck took advantage of Spotify's payment system and released a 5-minute album consisting of just silence called "Sleepify", told their fans to listen to it on repeat while they slept, and ended up making $20,000 which funded future album releases and tours.

24 Helikopter-Streichquartett


Helikopter-Streichquartett is a string quartet by Karlheinz Stockhausen that must be played in four circling helicopters, the sound remixed, chopper sounds and all, for an audience on the ground.

25 Zyzzyx Road


There was a movie from 2006 called Zyzzyx Road which starred Katherine Heigl. It had a budget of $1.2 million and earned just $30 at the box office from six patrons.


16 Infamous Stories From Led Zeppelin's Heyday Most Fans Don't Talk About

16 Infamous Stories From Led Zeppelin's Heyday Most Fans Don't Talk About

 

 
Arguably the greatest rock band of all time, Led Zeppelin's legacy and influence are visible all over the musical landscape. With nine massive albums, legendary live performances, and an estimated 300 million records sold worldwide, their impact cannot be overstated.

Musical accomplishments aside, however, Zeppelin also has a reputation for taking the rock and roll lifestyle to previously unseen levels of excess. From trashed hotel rooms to mind-boggling drug consumption to unspeakable acts performed on aquatic life, Zep is in a league of its own when it comes to debauched rock star extracurricular activities. This list takes a look at some of the craziest stories from Led Zeppelin's heyday - the bad backstage behavior, insane tour antics, and straight-up wildest tales of one of the biggest bands in history.

 

 


MUSIC QUIZ / BANDS THAT SHOULDN'T PLAY TOGETHER

MUSIC QUIZ / BANDS THAT SHOULDN'T PLAY TOGETHER

 

 

Can you pick the less-than-pleasant word pairings that match the missing words from the band names?



Inside The 10 Biggest And Nastiest Rap Vs. Rock Beefs Ever

 

 

 

 
Beefs in music go back practically as far as the first note was ever played. Even classical composers took a few digs at their fellow artists, with Beethoven once remarking "[Gioachino] Rossini would have been a great composer if his teacher had spanked him enough on the backside."

Maybe that's not the type of razor-sharp dis you're going to find on Eminem's Kamikaze album but when today's artists go for each other's throats, a quick dis can snowball into a massive feud that ends up going for years. That's can be especially true when a feud crosses musical genres.

These days, we have the "luxury" of social media to watch these spectacles unfold, resulting in some feuds rising to legendary status. Click through for some of the biggest beefs in recent history.

 


 


MUSIC QUIZ / LOSE, FIND, KNOW OR FORGET SONGS

MUSIC QUIZ / LOSE, FIND, KNOW OR FORGET SONGS

Can you choose the correct words to complete these song titles?



11 Classic Christmas Songs That Are Darker Than You Realized

11 Classic Christmas Songs That Are Darker Than You Realized -

The never-ending broadcasting of carols during November and December may be a depressing idea, but Christmas music with dark meanings can make the holidays downright bleak. Ugly sweaters and too many cookies are horrible enough, and it's a proven fact that Christmas music can be bad for you. And despite the twinkly lights and shiny things of the holiday season, there are plenty of classic Christmas songs that are darker than you thought – way darker.

Grandmothers getting flattened by flying deer and Mommy having an affair with Old Saint Nick can make for some dark Christmas songs, but listeners generally know they were written in good humor. Some of your favorite Christmas songs, on the other hand, may actually be about a massacre of children, inspired by the death of a loved one, or originally suppressed due to bigotry. You've probably been hearing these songs ever since your very first holiday, but after learning the truth about secretly creepy Christmas music, you might not feel as jolly.


MUSIC QUIZ / EITHER/OR IN 30: MUSIC ARTISTS

MUSIC QUIZ / EITHER/OR IN 30: MUSIC ARTISTS

 

In 30 seconds, can you choose the artist of each of these songs?



8 Times Marilyn Manson Proved The World Wrong

8 Times Marilyn Manson Proved The World Wrong

 

 

Marilyn Manson is one of the most instantly recognizable figures in the music business. For years he's been sporting an iconic look: thick, snowy foundation and shadowy eye make-up, oil-black hair and a massive array of gothic clothing. Not only is Manson's style distinct, it's also proven problematic, collecting a range of misconceptions and negative societal stigmas. It's fairly obvious by now that that's the whole point -“ to celebrate duality and complexity.

His stage name is one such example, taken from two very different sources: Marilyn Monroe -€“ the famous model and actress €“and Charles Manson -€“ the infamous cult leader and murderer. It's the perfect summation of everything for which the musician stands.

Manson is living, breathing proof of the dangers of judging based on appearance. While the world has conjured up one version of Marilyn Manson in its mind, fans know a totally different side to the prolific rocker. Whereas most people see nothing more than what they want to see, Manson has been quietly proving people wrong since the very inception of his career as an artist...

8. He's Not Depressing - He's Hilarious

With rasping vocals, devilish lyrics and all of that thick, black make-up, it's not surprising the casual observer's immediate reaction would be to dispel Manson as depressing. Entire media crusades have been founded on this very inference, blaming Manson for causing violent teens and fuelling depression and isolation.

Like so often, however, the reality is quite different. Put simply, Manson is downright hilarious €“- he has a fantastic sense of humour. Even from nearer the start of his career, the pale rocker hasn't been afraid to have a laugh.

Take this 1998 commercial for the VMAs, for example. The commercial sees actor Ben Stiller and Manson poke fun at each other, with Stiller accusing Manson of trying to be "bad" by wearing mascara and letting his ass hang out on-stage.

7. Through His Collaborations With Other Musicians

Though the most famous example of Manson's musical collaborations is undoubtedly the time he took to the stage alongside Eminem (performing the rapper's controversial single The Way I Am which features a lyrical nod to Manson), there are several other notable examples of him appearing with musicians one would not typically expect, proving his huge range of diversity.

The Avril Lavigne song Bad Girl from her self-titled album released in 2013, for example, features substantial vocals from Manson, and the same goes for the song Fancy Bitch by trap artist Gucci Mane. That's not to the mention the vocal work performed by Manson on a remix of Lady Gaga's song LoveGame.

Aside from vocal collaborations, Manson has proven himself supportive of artists in other ways. One notable example was when he appeared in the music video for Ugly Boy by South African rap-rave duo Die Antwoord. Manson's penchant for turning up in weird places is well-documented (he once showed up at a high school to teach music) and the same goes for unexpected places in the music scene.

6. He Started Acting

It's easy to forget how wrapped up acting is with playing music. It's called performance for a reason. That being said, there's still a marked difference between playing songs on stage and appearing on television. There have been countless examples of musicians attempting to make it work on screen €“ Justin Timberlake, Ringo Starr and Beyonce to name a few. The only time Manson managed to materialize on screen, however (outside music videos, of course) was as the centrepiece in news stories, being picked apart and analysed or lambasted and blamed.

It was pretty surprising, then, when Manson began creeping into acting roles €“ and even more surprising when he actually turned out to be good. One of his more notable roles was as himself in the hit comedy drama Californication. From there he continued to climb, with a recurring role as Ron Tully in Sons Of Anarchy.

More recently, Manson is set to appear in one of his most ambitious projects yet, as Native American hit man Pope in indie film Let Me Make You A Martyr. As Manson's on-screen presence grows, so too does he continue to redefine the world's perception of who he is. Gone are the days of Manson as merely a cartoonish villain, and good riddance to them.

5. He Has A Great Relationship With His Father

2005 Getty Images

The image of the pained musician with a troubled paternal relationship is a bit of a cliché, but it's not entirely devoid of legitimacy. There are many, many fantastic musicians with complicated relationships with their father. Adele, for example -€“ whose father left when she was just three years old €“ once stated that if she ever sees him again she'll "spit in his face". Courtney Love has had a prolonged media battle with her father after he supposedly gave her LSD as a young child. And that's not to mention the infamous actions of Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father. Heck, even Mozart had a terrible relationship with his father Leopold, who tried to stop Mozart from moving to Vienna where many of his masterpieces were composed.

Looking at Manson, then, you can almost sense how much the media would delight in pinning his unique actions and aesthetic down to "daddy issues". But the truth is, Manson has a wonderful relationship with his father. The most notable example of this came in early 2015 when his dad surprised him at a photo shoot for Paper Magazine decked out in full Manson-esque face make-up, but there are other examples as well, like Manson's statement in a 2015 interview with The Guardian that they had supported one another after his mother's death.

4. He Gets Blamed For Atrocity But Still Manages To Keep His Cool

Everyone knows about Manson's bizarre connection to the Columbine Massacre, a horrific event that took place in April 1999 at Columbine High School when two students armed with guns murdered thirteen people and injured many more. At the time, Manson was nearing the height of his popularity, and it was easy for the media to latch onto his image and music as reason for the teenagers' twisted actions.

Though the Columbine Massacre is undoubtedly the most famous act of violence often blamed on Manson, he recently stated in an interview with Larry King that he has probably been blamed for about thirty-six school shootings. That's not to mention a whole host of other accusations, such as inciting Satanism and devil worship.

While many musicians would likely hit back aggressively at such slander (and who can blame them?) Manson's reaction is quite different, a mixture of resignation and disappointment. Of course, the most well-known example of this subdued reaction is seen in the Michael Moore documentary Bowling For Columbine, but it's interesting to watch the Larry King interview mentioned before, which took place over a decade later. What's clear is that Manson hasn't grown bitter -€“ he's just as disheartened by the whole thing as before.

3. He Starred In A Comedy Film

Premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Fesitval, Wrong Cops is a French-America indie comedy directed by Quentin Dupieux, and tells the story of a bunch of cops, one who love drugs, one who loves sexually abusing people and one who dreams of becoming the next techno maestro. If this sounds strange, don't worry - it totally is.

The action kicks off when the protagonist of the film, Duke, accidentally shoots someone and attempts to dispose of the body. As mentioned, Manson has had acting roles before, and even managed to self-referentially poke fun at himself, but seeing him with dental braces and dressed like a teenage skater is something else entirely.

Who'd have thought that the self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar would one day appear in comedy movies? If this doesn't prove that Manson doesn't take himself seriously, nothing will.

2. He Exposed Hypocrites By Being Successful

There's nothing more satisfying than outing an hypocrite - and that's exactly what Manson did in 2003 with his album The Golden Age Of Grotesque. In 1999 the American supermarket chain Walmart took a stance against Manson, deciding not to sell any of his music. The more popular Manson became, however, the more difficult it was for Walmart to ignore him.

With the release of the massively successful The Golden Age Of Grotesque, they began selling the record in massive quantities, proving to the world that companies don't care about integrity when there's money involved. Obviously there's no integrity in banning Manson anyway -€“ suffocating freedom of artistic expression is a pretty futile act €“- but it highlighted just how quick the company was to back peddle whenever they stood to make a profit.

If that's not shameful enough, Walmart's excuse didn't even try to mask their motivation. They stated it was okay to sell the record because it had suddenly become commercially viable. Once again, Manson proved the world wrong just by being Manson.

1. He Returned To Form

Though entirely subject to opinion, critical consensus in recent years has been that Manson has lost his way. Much of the €œshock€ element of his music has naturally faded, replaced by more culturally relevant performers (such is the nature of fame). This prolonged confusion over Manson's position in the music scene appeared to seep into the music itself€,“ for a while it seemed that Manson was attempting to recreate the magic of the past, a magic that simply didn't hold the same weight as it once did.

Recently, however, Manson has reclaimed critical acclaim. Though not relevant to the many who continued to love his music regardless, the release of The Pale Emperor once again turned the heads of critics and disillusioned fans alike. By jettisoning attempts to shock and focusing primarily on song-writing, Manson has been praised as writing some of his grittiest, darkest songs in well over a decade. The man is truly back on form, showing the world that he was never just about shock in the first place.


This Punk Band Is Made Up Entirely Of Robots

This Punk Band Is Made Up Entirely Of Robots

Industrial artist Kolja Kugler of The Wild Waste Gallery in Berlin, creates amazing anthropomorphic robots made of upcycled and recycled metal parts. Several of Kugler’s robots, specifically “Rubble”“Afreakin bassplayer” and “Sir Elton Junk” play real instruments for “One Love Machine”, a truly unique punk rock band.


MUSIC QUIZ / ODD ONE OUT: ALBUM WORDS BY BAND

MUSIC QUIZ / ODD ONE OUT: ALBUM WORDS BY BAND

 

 

Can you pick the word that doesn't come from the same album title by each band?



9 Songs So Good You Didn't Know They Were Covers

9 Songs So Good You Didn't Know They Were Covers -

 

Some songs are so iconic that it's impossible to imagine someone else improving upon them. They're so personal and specific to that artist, the very idea of another musician trying their hand at it seems laughable. But then every so often that fresh take exceeds expectations and outshines the original by a mile. So much so that people forget that it's a cover song at all.

Johnny Cash didn't write "Hurt," for example, but many people reading this article right now have never heard the original version by Nine-Inch Nails. Because Cash took the song to a whole new level. But then, that's the beauty of a truly original cover song, if such a thing exists.

For another artist to rewrite someone else's work and take it to such heights of creativity and/or popularity that it completely overshadows the source material is not only rare, but almost heroic. Any musician trying to re-do someone else's work is begging to hear choruses of music snobs groaning about its inferiority while pleading with the music industry to stop digging up and mangling the past. And yet some artists prevail in that most unexpected of ways, achieving god-like status for turning what was once just a great song into a quintessential song.

Of course, other musicians can simply pluck a random song from obscurity that no one knew about in the first place and do a decent enough job with it gets them on the radio, and without all that ugly idealism. Popular music isn't always about grandeur, after all.

These are the cover versions that not only popularized a lesser known track, but revamped them into something brand new and, often, something more palatable...

9. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light (Originally By Bruce Springsteen)

This is one of those songs that often gets credited to the wrong band. Was this Edgar Winter? Eddie Money? Bachman-Turner Overdrive? Well, whoever it belongs to, it's certainly not Bruce Springsteen... ...Right? Because it would be crazy to think the eternally gruff Springsteen would be caught dead using those spacey keyboards and rat-a-tat drums.

Mannfred Mann (and his Earth Band), on the other hand, had no qualms using every prog-rock trick in the book when he laid down "Blinded By the Light" in 1976. But Springsteen actually did record it first. With his typical hollering, working class, roots-rock fashion, it sounds like pretty much every else he did before Born in the U.S.A. Then Mann came along and jazzed it up about 10 notches, delivering it as the epic ode to revved-up deuces it's known for today.

8. Bowling For Soup - 1985 (Originally By SR-71)

This mostly unknown pop punk band's biggest hit was actually a cover of another mostly unknown pop punk band. SR-71, who you might remember from their late turn-of-the-century rocker "Right Now" (if you remember them at all), wrote "1985" just a year before Bowling For Soup's version started tearing up the charts.

Not that either version of "1985" is groundbreaking by any stretch of the word, but Bowling For Soup was able to transform a modest punk song about random memories into some epic pop nostalgia, which deserves at least a few kudos.

7. Naked Eyes - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me (Originally By Dionne Warwick)

One of the quintessential synth pop tunes of the 80s, (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me sounds like it was birthed directly from the loins of Duran Duran, then adopted by Naked Eyes to be raised in a safer environment. But this prime example of new wave's softer side was actually passed down from one of the greatest soul songstresses in history.

Written by Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick's original demo featured nary a single keyboard or synthesizer. Just a few brass instruments and complete vocal domination.

6. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn (Originally By Ednaswap)

If you thought there was nothing edgy about 90s radio darling Natalie Imbruglia...you are very much correct. But at least she and her producers had the good taste to cover a relatively obscure alt-rock song for her first single. Imbruglia drops the crunchiness (and, thankfully, the misplaced phasing effects) of the Ednaswap original, transporting "Torn" out of its grunge confines and onto the pop charts.

Vocally, Imbruglia's wispiness can't compare to Ednaswap's Anne Preven, who sounds like Patti Smith channeled through Melissa Etheridge, but the crisp acoustic guitars give the song some much needed clarity.

5. Amy Winehouse - Valerie (Originally By The Zutons)

Amy Winehouse helped revive vintage soul sounds and bring the R&B stylings of the 50s and 60s back into mainstream music, and would go on to inspire the likes of Duffy and Ellie Goulding before her untimely passing in 2011. Meanwhile, across the pond in Liverpool, The Zutons were busy offering up their own brand of nostalgic rock, meshing the sounds of fellow Liverpudlians the Beatles into 60s Psychedelic and surf rock motifs.

So when the two revivalists collided in Winehouse's cover of The Zuton's "Valerie," the combination was electric. Winehouse's version, produced by neo-soul expert Mark Ronson, keeps the peppiness while adding a little swing. And it's utterly fantastic.

4. Jack White - I'm Shakin' (Originally By Little Willie John)

Since his days in the White Stripes, Jack White has made a career out of reinvigorating long-forgotten styles. From garage rock to electric blues to baroque pop, he's done it all, often all at once. For his first official solo album, Blunderbuss, White seemingly brought every one of his influences to the table, most overtly in his cover of Little Willie John's "I'm Shakin'."

Upping the tempo and converting the horn track into a fuzzy guitar riff, White was able to accomplish what so many cover artists before and after him have failed to do, creating a "rock" version of a blues song without losing the soul of the original.

3. Great White - Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Originally By Ian Hunter)

As far as sanitized 80s hard rock about doing the deed go, Great White's "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" might be the best. It had enough of a late-Rolling Stones pseudo sexuality to draw in baby boomers while ostensibly falling into the same category as Poison's "Talk Dirty to Me."

But Great White can't out-sex the original by Ian Hunter. If STDs were transmittable through the auditory system, Hunter would still be calling fans, notifying them to get their private bits checked out by a physician.

The song is practically one long pelvic thrust, accentuated by the occasional butt slap.

2. Ace Of Base - Don't Turn Around (Originally By Tina Turner)

The commonalities between Swedish pop group Ace of Base and Tina Turner may begin and end with this song, but at least it's a solid connection. Many artists, including Neil Diamond and Bonnie Tyler, recorded covers of "Don't Turn Around" between 1986 an 1994, but it was Ace of Base's danceable take on it that's become the most recognizable.

Although Ms. Turner's original doesn't have the bounciness or hot keyboard action to get heads bobbing like the Ace of Base version, it's tough to find a more supremely soulful kiss-off than hers. Unfortunately, "Don't Turn Around" was only used as a B-side to "Typical Male," and never included on a proper album, thus relegating it to the rarities portion of Turner's catalogue.

1. Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks (Originally By Kansas Joe McCoy And Memphis Minnie)

"Whoa, whoa, whoa. Are you telling me that Led Zeppelin DIDN'T write this, one of their most legendary songs?" you ask, incredulously shaking your fist at the computer screen, not understanding that nobody can actually see or hear you. But no, that's only partially the point here. Don't worry, this isn't a cover song in the traditional sense of the word.

John Bonham came up with the legendary opening drum beat all on his own and Jimmy Page broke out some truly unique guitar effects that were nowhere to be found in the original. But the basis for Zeppelin's classic, dirty blues track, from the lyrics to the guitar rhythm, is there in the 1929 song by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie.

Of course, anything Plant and the gang touch would likely surpass its source material, as is the case here.


MUSIC QUIZ / 'WHO' SONG TITLES

MUSIC QUIZ / 'WHO' SONG TITLES

 
Can you pick the correct words to complete these song titles?



10 "Innocent" Songs You Didn't Realise Were Filthy As A Kid

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Let us sweetly reminisce the days of sitting on your bedroom floor, recording the chart show onto a sticky-taped cassette and learning words to songs 'til you were blue in the face. Little did you know Britney's "Oops! ...I Did It Again" was about some bubblegum nympho cruelly leading men on left right and centre - you just sang along and made dance routines.

Lyrics start to mean a lot more when you're an adult. You relate to them, you feel them, and boy do you analyse them. One that only resonated to me in my adult years was the lyrics "I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks" by Nirvana, which could be interpreted as Kurt's declaration of being in some kind of love trap. It's only when you look at the rest of the lyrics you realise the song is about Courtney Love's vagina.

Still, that's Nirvana, and their music wasn't designed to coincide with school gymnastic routines. Instead what's going to be looked at here are the ditties from the charts everyone freely sang at the top of their lungs in front of their entire family - and they clapped along - when, truth be told, you were probably singing about anal or something.

10. Barbie Girl - Aqua

Kiss me here, touch me there, hanky panky..."

It sold 8 million copies worldwide and became unshakeably stuck in the heads of many a generation. What we didn't realise - spinning around in our party dresses and jelly shoes at the school disco - was just how demeaning the song is to women.

Ken's romantic invitation into his car is "come jump in, bimbo friend", right before he asks her to fool around with him. She let's him know he can touch her, play with her and undress her everywhere, as long as he says "I'm always yours".

Now, sorry to be the party pooper, but come on, that's probably not the best message to be sending out to little girls and boys. Good job we didn't understand it, then.

9. When The Lights Go Out - 5ive

"When I flick da switch, make ya hips want to dip now,I can get you off, 'cause I'm ready and equipped now."

Wow. It's no wonder so many young ladies lost their s**t over 5ive (Team Abz fo' life) especially when you examine the overlooked lyrics that melted their way into our young subconsciousness.

Sure, the song's about the lights going out (and showing you what it's all about) which is pretty obviously a bit naughty; but those lyrics are enough to send a girl into immediate puberty.

8. Like A Prayer - Madonna

"I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there."

It's pretty certain no one is forgetting this music video in a flash. Pepsi was boycotted by religious groups for using the track in its commercial; as it raunchily portrays Catholic symbols such as stigmata, Ku Klux Klan-style cross burning, and a dream about getting it on with a black saint. Even the Vatican condemned it.

It's a highly debated topic, whether or not Madonna is basically singing about giving Jesus a blow-job or simply having an overwhelming religious experience (the queen of pop did have a Catholic upbringing).

Nevertheless, this is coming from the same woman who said: "When I get down on my knees, it is not to pray". That is all, Your Honour.

7. C'est La Vie - B*Witched

"I've got a house with windows and doors, I€™ll show you mine if you show me yours."

Yes, it's the most cringeworthy video in history - but one thing we didn't notice was just how smutty the words coming out the sister's mouths actually were. As they ceilidh danced through the flowering meadows with a little dog, they sing the lines such as €œI€™ll huff, I€™ll puff, I€™ll blow you away!€, and €œPlayin€™ with the girls, playin€™ with the boys, do you ever get bored playin€™ with your toys?€

Now, these are grown women - so it's pretty obvious they're not talking about Scalextric here.

6. She Bop - Cyndi Lauper

They say I better stop - or I'll go blindOop - she bop - she bop."Nope, She-Bop wasn't a new move for the disco - Cyndi Lauper was singing about masturbating. Now we watch the video from a different point of view, things such as the "self-service" sign, the vibrating motorcycle, and "masterbingo" with "Uncle Siggy" (Sigmund Freud) all finally make sense.

Lauper said she wanted little kids to think the song was about dancing, and to understand the real meaning as they got older. What's more, she said the song was recorded in the nude, in a dark room, whilst she tickled herself under the arms. Was that completely necessary, Cyndi?

5. Two Become One - The Spice Girls

"Be a little bit wiser, baby, put it on, put it on'Cause tonight is the night when 2 become 1."

Yup, definitely about the old in-out, in-out; but least the Spice Girls practiced safe sex, judging from the lyrics in this song. It's pretty obvious what the Spice Girls meant whenever they sang about "making love to ya" - we just completely overlooked it as young whippersnappers.

Even after reading and re-reading the lyrics out of Smash Hits magazine, we still definitely didn't understand the reference to wearing condoms.

4. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

"You could have a steam train, if you'd just lay down your tracks."

Those weren't tadpoles at the start of this music video, and the sledgehammer in question is definitely not the large metal tool you thought it was. It's Peter Gabriel's penis, basically.

You've got to give it to him - putting out a song so blatantly about sex and have people sing along oblivious to it. It's pretty obvious the suggestion to lay down your tracks (legs) is to let the steam train enter the, ahem, tunnel, is it not? "Open up your fruit cakes, where the fruit is as sweet as can be" - then in comes the sledgehammer!

It's possibly the crudest collection of metaphors possible, in fact it's so bad it's brilliant.

3. Little Red Corvette - Prince

"I guess I must be dumb'Cause you had a pocket full of horsesTrojan and some of them used." It's safe to say that any Prince song is about sex, but this one went wayover our heads. He's not singing about a sports car - he's referring to a promiscuous woman with a dang bad attitude, which is pretty obvious from the line: "I guess I should've known by the way you parked your car sideways". He knows she's been around the block a few times, but he's still gonna give her a go, despite knowing it's not gonna work out (not to mention the empty condom wrappers in her pocket) - pretty complicated stuff for a kid to fully come to grips with.

2. Digital Get Down - N Sync

"I get so excited when I'm watching girlI can't wait to see you touch your body girl"

So, this song is basically entirely about webcam sex. The majority of us had probably never actually seen a webcam as kids, so cyber sex was a mere alien concept (as was sex, to be fair).

Basically, they're asking a girl to take call them up (if she's in the mood, wink wink) and leave them a message ("you know the kind I like").

Well, what more did you expect from Justin Trousersnake?

1. My Sharona - The Knack

"Such a dirty mind, always get it up, For the touch of the younger kind."

Excuse me? That's one line we definitely never heard as we were foot-tapping to this number one tune.

According to the band's singer, Doug Fieger, this song was written in 15 minutes about his 17-year-old girlfriend Sharona Alperin. He described his immediate love for Sharona, recounting that "It was like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat; I fell in love with her instantly. And when that happened, it sparked something and I started writing a lot of songs feverishly in a short amount of time."

That's all very nice, Fieger, but did you really have to include the lyrics about getting erections for the "younger kind"? It's going to take a whole lot of bleach to get those words out of our minds...

Did you naively miss the meanings of any of the songs in this list? What other filthy song lyrics did you overlook as a youngster? Feel free to share your views in the comments below!


9 Biggest Urban Legends About Classic Rock Songs

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There was a time (before the internet... and social media... and articles exactly like this one) when rock and roll had its own mythology. Rock stars were legends and, as legends, there was nothing they could do that didn't come with some sort of grandiose backstory. Fans want to believe that their favorite songs have not just a deep meaning, but the deepest meaning. It's not enough to relate to a song on their own terms, or to understand that not all songs have a concrete meaning.

No, dammit, the words had to have risen from a personal tragedy or include controversial metaphors. this is where we get the treasure trove of urban legends surrounding iconic songs that just never seem to die. Ever. And it can be a real bummer to find out that the song you'd previously thought depicted something truly dramatic is actually pretty routine, lyrically speaking. So allow us to provide you with a whole list of debunking bummers.

9. Tom Petty's American Girl Is About A Real Life Suicide

The Myth: The standout track from Tom Petty's debut album, "American Girl" has been forever tied to the suicide of a University of Florida student who jumped to her death from the balcony of her dorm room. This story originated from the Florida campus, with a tour guide supposedly retelling the grisly story and capping it off by suggesting Petty wrote a song about it. Enforcers of the myth cite the reference to Highway 441, which runs past the university.

The Reality: The lyrics can certainly be interpreted as a girl who's fed up with the world making the decision to end it all. (Although the music and vocalizations seems a bit too peppy for something so morbid.) But Petty has repeatedly denied that "American Girl" has anything to do with Florida or suicide.

He doesn't remember his specific mindset when he was writing the tune, but says he wrote it while living in Encino, California (which astute readers will note is definitely not near Florida), listening to the cars go by outside of his apartment. He mentions Highway 441 because it made him feel nostalgic. The students at University of Florida refuse to let this one die, though.

8. You Can Hear A Model Being Murdered In Love Rollercoaster

The Myth: Funk band Ohio Players are perhaps best known for their 1976 hit, "Love Rollercoaster," a tune about the ups-and-downs of romantic relationships. But according to legend, there's much more to this simple song. Specifically, in the middle of an instrumental portion, you can hear the distinct sound of a woman being straight-up murdered.

There are dozens of versions of how and why this might have found its way into the recording, but the most exciting (and thus most persistent) story claims the model from the Honey album cover, which "Love Rollercoaster" appears on, was stabbed to death by the band's member in the control room following a dispute.

The Reality: Dear God, no! That "scream" emanated from Billy Beck's keyboard. It's just a damn sound effect, people! Why does everything always have to have a sinister undertone?

7. Most Foo Fighters Songs Are About Kurt Cobain

The Myth: According to lingering myths, about half of the Foo Fighters' discography makes reference to Dave Grohl's former bandmate, Kurt Cobain. The two most commonly associated with the Nirvana frontman are "My Hero" and "Everlong," both from the band's breakout album, The Colour and the Shape.

"My Hero," in particular, has a title that just screams "I owe my career to Kurt!" And "Everlong" is supposedly about Cobain's frequent battles with drug addiction. Other Foo songs, including "The Last Song", "M.I.A", and "In Your Honor" are mostly linked to him because their titles sound vaguely commemorative.

The Reality: "My Hero" is about all of Grohl's childhood heroes, while "Everlong" is a love song written for his new girlfriend following the divorce from his ex-wife. As for all those other songs? Nope, nope, aaaaaaand definitely no. (If anyone should be associated with "In Your Honor," it's former presidential hopeful John Kerry, who the band dedicated this song to while helping him campaign in 2004.)

There is, however, one song that's actually about Kurt Cobain. "Friend of a Friend," written after Grohl first joined Nirvana but released on the Foo's 2005 acoustic album, and details his first impressions of his new bandmates. Speaking of Nirvana...

6. Heart-Shaped Box Is About Courtney Love's Vagina

The Myth: Sometimes the people attached to the myth do nothing but fuel the fire behind the ridiculous urban legends. That's the case with Kurt Cobain's former wife, Courtney Love, who, as recently as 2012, responded to Lana Del Ray's live cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" by taking to Twitter to remind her that the song was written about Love's own vagina.

"you do know the song is about my Vagina right? throw down your umbilical noose so i can climb right back umm"

She went on to claim that she contributed some of those lyrics herself, finishing her weird rant by asking Del Ray to "think about my vagina" the next time she sang it.

The Reality: "Heart-Shaped Box" was definitely not intended as a sexy song. Unless you find the idea of children with cancer to be erotic. (In which case, promptly stop reading this and turn yourself into authorities. Thank you.) Because according to Cobain, he wrote the track after watching a television report about "little kids with cancer," and proclaiming it to be "sadder than anything I can think of." There may be a few vague allusions to his relationship with Courtney in there as well (mentioning Pisces and Cancer, their astrological signs), but the central theme is certainly not predicated on Love's snatch.

5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band Reveals Paul McCartney's Death

The Myth: In 1969, the world was aflutter at the "very real possibility" that Paul McCartney had died three years earlier, when he stormed out of a recording session for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and, in anger, crashed his car. He'd been quietly replaced with a look-alike so the band could keep going without losing any diehard Paul fans.

The Beatles make constant allusions to Paul's death in their albums (because they did want people to find out?), but their "immediate" grief and not-so-subtle hints are right there in the Sgt. Pepper album. For starters, there's a wreath in the shape of a bass guitar on the album cover, in memory of the bassist. But most convincingly, if you listen really closely, you can hear John Lennon says the words "I buried Paul" at the end of "Strawberry Fields Forever."

The Reality: For anyone with decent eyesight and at least 50 percent of their faculties, it's pretty obvious that Paul McCartney is alive and well. He makes regular public appearances, and even performs on awards shows. Paul did not die in 1969. The Paul Is Dead hoax was born from the rising tensions between the band members while recording The White Album and Abbey Road. The rumors were started in jest, with a student journalist for The Michigan Daily printing the headline McCartney Dead: New Evidence Brought To Light.

But some people took it very seriously. So what was Lennon actually saying in "Strawberry Fields"? Lennon claimed he was saying "cranberry sauce" (probably because he didn't actually remember what he said), while other astute listeners claim he says "I'm very bored." Either way...not an endorsement of Paul's dead.

4. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds = LSD

The Myth: It's a Beatles song about drugs. We're not exactly breaking new ground with this myth, as pretty much any Beatles song that people don't fully understand gets lumped into the "ode to drugs" category. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," however, has managed to stay at the top of the mythical heap, despite SO MANY PEOPLE REFUTING THE NOTION THAT IT'S A CLEVER LONGHAND FOR LSD!

The Reality: Yes, of course there are songs about drug use in the Beatles discography. For instance, "Got To Get You Into My Life" is most definitely about Paul's desire to smoke a lot of pot. But this one isn't. Sure, it's a happy coincidence that the song is pretty trippy and the letters L,S, and D are found (in order, no less) in the song title. Unfortunately, the legitimate meaning isn't nearly as scandalous. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" is about a picture that Lennon's son, Julian, drew in school.

"Julian came in one day with a picture about a school friend of his named Lucy. He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

That's since been confirmed by an adult Julian Lennon, by the way. So just...drop it already!

3. Phil Collins Wrote A Song About Watching Someone Drown

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The Myth: We've all heard the infamous story behind "In The Air Tonight." Hell, Eminem even summarized the tale in his 2000 breakout song, "Stan":

You know the song by Phil Collins, "In the Air Tonight"About that guy who coulda saved that other guy from drowningBut didn't, then Phil saw it all, then at a show he found him?

But in fact, Em doesn't even include the most interesting part of the myth. In the story, it was Collins' close friend drowning right in front of him, but Phil couldn't swim, and called out to someone on a nearby dock to save him, who just stood there watching. The Reality: None of that. Not even a little bit. The lines that spawned these various myths were from the opening verse:

If you told me you were drowningI would not lend a handI've seen your face before my friendBut I don't know if you know who I amWell, I was there and I saw what you didI saw it with my own two eyes

But Collins insist he made up most of the lyrics on the spot as he was working through some chord progressions. He was going through a messy divorce at the time, and says most of the lyrics are just him venting about the circumstances that led he and his ex-wife to that point.

2. James Taylor's Fire And Rain Is About His Girlfriend Dying In A Plane Crash

The Myth: If there's anything we've learned so far, it's that people love a tragic story behind a sad song. Enter James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," one of those classically depressing folk songs that stays in your head for days afterward because it's just so damn heart-wrenching. And the reason it hits to hard is that Taylor wrote the song in honor of his girlfriend, "Suzanne," who'd died in a plane crash while on her way to visit him. Supposedly, some of their mutual friends coaxed her into surprising him at one of his concerts. A couple of lines seem to justify this interpretation:

Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were goneSuzanne, the plans they made put an end to you and Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground

The Reality: The song is actually divided into three parts, with each section written about a different part of his life. The first verse actually is about death, but "Suzanne" wasn't his girlfriend, she was merely an acquaintance whose passing he'd heard about through the grapevine. And the other line, which seems to describe a plane crash, is partly about his recuperating from depression and substance abuse, spurred on by the failure of Taylor's previous band, The Flying Machine.

1. Judas Priest Told Fans To Kill Themselves With Back-Masking

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The Myth: There was a long period of time in the 70s and 80s where parents were aching to blame their children's wrongdoings on the music they were listening to. Particularly if that music was heavy metal, a.k.a. The Devil's Music. And in 1985, Judas Priest took the brunt of it. After a couple of teenagers entered a suicide pact, using a 12-gauge shotgun to do the deed. Their parents opted to blame several lines in the Judas Priest album Stained Class, which according to the parents, contained back-masked messages that coaxed their boys into killing themselves.

The Reality: The case was dismissed. They played the portions of the album several times during the trial, and found no such messages embedded in the songs. None whatsoever. Lead singer Rob Halford later commented that being incorrectly positioned as the catalyst in such a tragedy tore him up inside:

We accept that some people dont like heavy metal, but we cant let them convince us that its negative and destructive. Heavy metal is a friend that gives people great pleasure and enjoyment and helps them through hard times.

Yeah. So stop spreading these damn myths, people.

 


13 Of The Most Brutal 'F*ck You' Songs Ever Written

13 Of The Best 'F*ck You' Songs Ever Written

Many of the best songs are written with heightened emotions.

While a ton are inspired by love, a good chunk are inspired by pure hatred.

These are the lyrically best 'Fuck You' songs people can remember.

1

eaglescout1984 -- An interesting strategy.

The entire Rumors album. Fleetwood Mac was just consumed by infighting and what better way to say "fuck you" to someone than to have them to play on the track.

2

PM_ME_UR_MIRRORS -- I mean it's right there in the title.

Fuck you - CeeLo Green

3

Pierogipuppy/Krillo90 -- Rumored to be about Dave Coulier of all people.

You oughta know -Alanis Morisette

"And every time
you speak her name,
does she know
how you told me
you'd hold me
until you died?
'Til you died!
But you're still alive."

4

xmittsx87 -- That sounds like a pretty rough fuck you.

"Seventy times 7" by Brand New
"So have another drink and drive yourself home. I hope theres ice on all the roads.

And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt, then when your head goes through the windshield"

5

sharkytacos/Alfonzo227 -- I mean, at that point just let go of the hand.

No Children by The Mountain Goats, you can hear the hatred.

"I am drowning, there is no sign of land, you are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand" Too much.

6

compensatedshill -- Yeah wife fucking is the number one fuck you.

Hit em up by Tupac.
"You claim to be a player but I fucked your wife" is tough to top

7

skyfullofstars89 -- Strange. This isn't a Christmas song.

I like 'Beautiful Day' by Michael Buble. It is a sort of anti break up song.

Where he realises that he dodged a bullet and life is better without her.
The tune is so bouncy and happy and the lyrics are so shady.

Got me through a nasty break up earlier this year 😁

8

abhinavk1/Shout_ -- 5 year old me wrote this same song to my mom telling me to clean up my room.

"Killing In The Name Of" by Rage Against the Machine

"FUCKYOUIWONTDOWHATYOUTELLME
FUCKYOUIWONTDOWHATYOUTELLME
FUCKYOUIWONTDOWHATYOUTELLME
FUCKYOUIWONTDOWHATYOUTELLME
FUCKYOUIWONTDOWHATYOUTELLME
FUCKYOUIWONTDOWHATYOUTELLME"

9

JournalofFailure -- Sorry, manager, you get 10% of my horseshit tunes, only.

The ultimate "fuck you" to a manager was David Bowie recording increasingly weird and experimental (and non-commercial)

music until his contract expired, and then making Let's Dance.

10

ZhayBee -- Blunt.

Platypus - Green Day
"No one loves you and you know it Don't pretend that you enjoy it or you don't care

'Cause now I wouldn't lie or tell you all the things you want to hear"
Crude, but also short, sweet and to the point.

11

normo95 -- A long and detailed 'fuck you.'

Chance the rappers verse in baby blue by Action Bronson.
I hope you get a paper cut on your tongue From a razor in a paper cup I hope every soda you drink already shaken up I hope your dreams dry like raisins in the baking sun I hope your titties all saggy in your early 20's I hope there's always snow in your driveway I hope you never get off Fridays And you work at a Friday's that's always busy on Fridays
I hope you win the lottery and lose your ticket I hope it's Ben and Socrates poop all up in your kitchen I hope the zipper on your jacket get stuck And your headphones short, and your charger don't work And you spill shit on your shirt I hope your tears don't hurt, and I can smile in your face Cut my losses, how Delilah changed my locks to a fade I hope you happy, I hope you happy I hope you ruined this shit for a reason, I hope you happy, igh

12

airylnovatech -- An eloquent 'fuck you.'

Modest Mouse's "You're The Good Things" is pretty decent.
You're the icing on the cake on the table at my wake
You're the extra, ton of cash in my sinking life raft
You're the loud sound, of fun when I'm tryin' to sleep
You're the flowers, in my house when my allergies come out

13

Tothehoopalex -- All of Eminems albums are filled with various 'fuck you's.'

Superman by Eminem “Am I too nice? To buy you ice? Bitch if you died, I wouldn’t buy you life.”


MUSIC QUIZ / SLIGHTLY USELESS SONG TRIVIA

MUSIC QUIZ / SLIGHTLY USELESS SONG TRIVIA -

Can you pick the hit song based on a single piece of trivia?



MUSIC QUIZ / FAST FACTS: MUSIC (TRUE OR FALSE)

MUSIC QUIZ / FAST FACTS: MUSIC (TRUE OR FALSE)

 

Can you choose whether each music fact is true or false?



12 Iconic Onscreen Moments Made Possible By A Lack Of Money

12 Iconic Onscreen Moments Made Possible By A Lack Of Money

 

Money: It's the thing that most rap songs and every episode of DuckTales is about. It's also the thing that allows for movies to be made. So when filmmakers are broke, it usually means you wind up with garbage movies. But occasionally, being utterly skint leads to cinematic greatness.

Believe it or not, empty wallets in Hollywood have inadvertently given us classic scenes like ...

 


PLANET OF THE APES

Originally, the set was supposed to be incredibly modern with apes shopping, driving, watching movies, etc. But the producers wouldn’t pay for that. Instead, they hired a new writer who gave us this iconic barren wasteland.

 

 


BREAKING BAD

Creator Vince Gilligan originally set Breaking Bad in Riverside, California. Albuquerque, New Mexico was all they could afford though. In the end, New Mexico’s look and feel are what made the series into what Gilligan called “a contemporary western”.

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Marty was originally supposed to drive into a Nevada test nuke blast, but that was far too expensive. The writers came up with a cheaper solution using the clock tower. The result was arguably one of the most iconic climaxes in movie history.

 

 


ROCKY

Rocky’s iconic ice skating date only became so special because the film ran out of money. They were supposed to have 300 extras at the rink, but burned through their cash too fast, resulting in an amazingly intimate first date scene.

 

 


DOCTOR WHO

The TARDIS was initially going to change shape regularly to fit in with its surroundings. When producers realized that that would cost too much, they decided the “chameleon circuit” would be permanently broken, leaving it as the iconic police box forever.

 

PSYCHO

At the time, Paramount refused to fund Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. So, he secretly used his crew and budget for the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents to also produce Psycho, trying to disguise it as just another episode. To put this in perspective, that’s like J.J. Abrams disguising Cloverfield as an episode of Castle Rock.

 

THE TERMINATOR

Determined to make a time-traveling cyborg film, with essentially no budget, James Cameron used “guerrilla filming” tactics. Much of the movie takes place at night because there was less chance of running into police since they didn’t have a filming permit.

That famous neo-noir visual style also came from free pesticide fog. The movie was filmed during the Mexican Fruit Fly panic when LA was covered in pesticide mist. At first, Cameron wanted to wait for it to clear, but then wound up using the mist for added effect.

 

 


LOST

Lost apparently had a serious problem with blowing their budget. So, they saved most of the third season’s budget for its final half, which forced Kate, Jack, and Sawyer to spend the first half in cages in order to save money. The result was an amazing season finale with one of the show’s best twists.

 

 

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL

Some of the most iconic scenes from this cult classic were done out of necessity. The creators couldn’t afford horses, so instead they used an old BBC radio trick of banging coconuts together. The side-splitting results went down in comedy history.

 

TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Instead of spending money on music, director Tobe Hooper decided to make it himself. With a sound recordist, he did things like scream into a cardboard tube, “torture” an upright bass, and play broken instruments. His tactics resulted in one of the scariest horror soundtracks of all time.

 

THE WALKING DEAD

There was actually no narrative reason for the cast to spend an entire season on a farm. But, right before filming, AMC slashed the show’s season 2 budget, forcing them to use as much of the farm as possible. However, it made for one of the show’s best seasons, and the finale became AMC’s most watched episode ever at the time.

 

 


A Brief History Of Electric Guitar Distortion

A Brief History Of Electric Guitar Distortion

"This is crazy, Dewey. Ain't nobody gonna wanna listen to music like this. You're standing there playing as fast as you can singing like some sort of a punk."


10 Wild Stories About The Music, Drugs And Riots On L.A.'s Infamous Sunset Strip

10 Wild Stories About The Music, Drugs And Riots On L.A.'s Infamous Sunset Strip

These days, the Sunset Strip is awash in billboards, high-end shopping boutiques and swanky nightclubs. But from the 1960s to the 1980s, it was the place for rock n’ roll legends to do their rock n’ roll legendary things.

From drugs in bathrooms (and outside of bathrooms) to foam parties in hotels to protests, the Strip defined music, debauchery and rock n’ roll for three decades. Here are some of the wildest stories to come from that time.

 

 


MUSIC QUIZ / BACK TO SCHOOL SONGS

MUSIC QUIZ / BACK TO SCHOOL SONGS

Can you pick the correct school-themed word missing from each lyric?



10 One-Hit Wonders That Defined The Early 2000s

10 One-Hit Wonders That Defined The Early 2000s

In a post-Y2K world riddled with anthrax scares, trucker hats, and Fred Durst, we all looked to the most common form of escapism for some comfort: music. (Except for Fred Durst. There was no way to escape Fred Durst.)

And there was hardly a more confusing era in music than the early part of the 21st century. There was so much happening--thanks in large part to the wide accessibility granted by the expanding boundaries of the internet--and yet, there really wasn't much happening at all when you look closely.

The early 2000s didn't have a big boom period for any one genre (remember, boy and girl bands had officially exploded in the late 90s alongside nu metal), but there werelittle reverberations felt from garage rock and various indie subgenres.

So, because no one else was really taking up the throne, we were briefly overrun with a horde of one-hit wonders, the likes of which will probably never be seen again. (Hopefully.) There were so many artists that disappeared off the face of the earth after securing a top spot on TRL, and it was they who had the answers to what those first few years of the new Millenium would be remembered for.

10. Howie Day - "Collide"

Oh yeah. Oh you were definitely going to slow dance the hell out of this one when it came on. And if you played your cards right, there was a good chance your bathing suit areas would be "colliding" later that night.

Those soft "doo doo doos" really struck a chord with the listening public for some reason, partly because it was just so damn earnest and partly because we mistakenly thought this was another James Blunt song. Either way, people were ready to announce Howie Day the next big crooner for about three months, right until Daniel Powter came out with "Bad Day" and everyone thought James Blunt had just released another hit song.

Still, bet you can't not sing those "doo doo doos" whenever this song comes on.

9. Crazy Town - "Butterfly"

Crazy Town might be the closest thing the early part of this century had to an identity. Does that scare you? It should, because Crazy Town didn't even have a true identity themselves. They were a curious blend of rap, metal, pop, and "alt rock." (In quotes because pretty much anyone could get away with using that label at the time.)

So their non-identity became our cultural identity for a while. Make sense?

The fact is, we, as a society, were suffering from a major identity crisis when Crazy Town got our attention in 2000. And that's good because "Butterfly" offered just a little bit of everything, so we didn't really have to make a decision on what the new Millennium would be just yet. We could stave that off for at leas another year while be blared this non-commital track at top volume.

8. Blu Cantrell - "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"

At the turn of the century, we were in the midst of a major dependency on young, white, pop starlets. Britney, Christina, Mandy and Jessica were the main entrees on the radio and everyone else was just a side dish. But as far as side dishes are concerned, there wasn't one more filling than Blu Cantrell.

Her breakup anthem, "Hit 'Em Up Style," positioned Blu as a legitimate heir to the pop throne, landing at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and breaking Elvis Presley's longstanding record for "most played on all genres of radio." The song was quite literally everywhere. (We're pretty sure even people in third world countries knew the words to this one.)

For pretty much the entirety of 2001, Blu and her anthem for female empowerment were in the spotlight. "Yeah, you take that cheating bastard's money!" was an incredibly popular sentiment that resonated with a lot of bitter ladies who were tired of being used by promiscuous men.

Strangely, though, when the clock struck midnight on the 2002 New Year, Blu was immediately an afterthought. She was overlooked at the Grammys, losing both of the categories she was nominated in and "Hit 'Em Up Style" fell from the charts faster than a sack of potatoes from the Eiffel Tower.

7. Baha Men - "Who Let The Dogs Out?"

"Why not?" That's the only thought we had in our tired minds when the Baha Men appeared with "Who Let the Dogs out?" It had been a while since we'd had a big, fun novelty hit. And this one was destined to become a mega hit (and incessant catchphrase for people who are immune to original thoughts) from the moment it was first blasted at an NBA game.

The Baha Men were a household name overnight, all thanks to their grizzled shouting of one really random question. (By the way, as far as call-and-response songs go, the answer "Woof! Woof! Woof!" is not particularly enlightening. So we still don't actually know who them out.) The sports world ate it up, with multiple teams across multiple leagues using it as a rallying cry. Why? We're still not really sure. I's a question almost as difficult to answer as the one presented in the song.

To be fair, there were worse novelty summer anthems ("Thong Song," anyone?), and for the first few weeks it was a lot of fun to sing along to. But luckily this one eventually went the way of "Barbie Girl" and "I'm Too Sexy."

6. Evan And Jaron - "Crazy For This Girl"

Sure, we were technically out of the 90s, but that didn't mean we were completely giving up those specific kind of bland, pop rock ballads that Blessid Union of Souls and Vertical Horizon had popularized. Not just yet, anyways.

We had a bunch of light-rock balladry filling up the airwaves in the early part of the century, but none of the artists behind them ever seemed catch on. BBMak scored a couple of hits, LFO stretched their "Summer Girls" cred into the 2000s with "Every Other Time," and Nine Days (they did "Story of a Girl") stuck around for only a little longer than their name would suggest.

The least successful of them all was probably Evan and Jaron, who really tested the bounds of cheesiness in the adult contemporary landscape. "Crazy For This Girl" was pure schmaltz, using a cornball string section and piano riff that would embarrass the Goo Goo Dolls. But it was our schmaltz. We owned this song in 2000.

5. The Ataris - "Boys Of Summer"

At a time when original ideas were a limited resource, there were a good lot of bands who weren't afraid to stand up and say "Hey! Remember this old song? Well...now it's ours!" The Ataris were just one of the many bands to get famous on the backs of their musical forefathers.

Revamping Don Henley's synth-heavy bummer anthem into a fast-paced, punk-ish testament to fleeting memories was an admirable goal, and one that the kids who hated their dad's CD collection would ironically latch onto.

It had all the ingredients of pre-wrapped nostalgia, covering a song from the 80s while simultaneously copping the emotions of the similarly wistful "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard. So-cal pop-punk was certainly alive and well in the early 2000s. And boy was it focused on the past.

4. American Hi-Fi - "Flavor Of The Weak"

First things first! ...See what they did with that title? It's a...uh...it's a play on words. Weak instead of...week.

Ahem, cool, with that out of the way let's discuss why these guys were able to happen upon the formula for success in 2001's rock landscape. As with the aforementioned Crazy Town, American Hi-Fi blended a cavalcade of influences that included Aerosmith-era glam rock, post-Black Album heavy metal, power pop and, of course, "alt rock."

But hot damn did that bouillabaisse of sound catch on in the summer of 2001. Perhaps even more surprising, though, was the overall quality of the self-titled album "Flavor of the Weak" came from. It genuinely rocked. It wasn't all as summery as their big hit, but it was a real treat from start to finish.

Sadly though, the album as a whole didn't really take off, and neither have any of their recent singles that tried to recapture that lightning in a bottle.

3. Default - "Wasting My Time"

For much of the early 2000s, bands wanted to prove that we still knew how to rock. There was a lot of criticism being lobbed at this generation of rock bands that chided them for leaning to hard on other genres for popularity (nu metal and rap-rock being the main offenders). Where was that classic, muscly rock sound from back in the day?

Well, it was still there, but you just had to look a little harder. While the Foo Fighters were holding things down (as usual), there were a host of bands trying to escape the post-grunge sound that had been making listeners weary for quite some time.

One of those bands was the poorly-named Default. Yep, Default. As in...we couldn't come up with a name so we landed on this one by Default. Despite an incredibly lazy name, this group of Canadian hard rockers managed to hold the public's attention with their power ballad, "Wasting My Time." They never had another major hit, but they've remained a fairly popular rock band in the States and in their home country with their bare bones style.

Not-so-fun-fact: This song was brought to you by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, who discovered the band and helped produce their debut album.

2. Los Lonely Boys - "Heaven"

This was a weird song to reach the Top 20. It just is. It didn't really sound like anything else on the radio at the time, but it kind of had this general sameness to it anyway. It's like we'd heard this somewhere before (maybe in the vaguely Latin blues of Santana's work with Rob Thomas and Alex Band...but probably not), and then someone zapped us with one of those Men In Black memory erasers and we decided to just go along with it.

"Heaven" isn't a bad song, but it definitely never seemed like it would catch on with the youth market. Yet, somehow, it did. Hell, it was even used in a Guitar Hero game.

Were all of our parents just really on the ball in 2004, feverishly calling into radio stations' request lines to get this song played?? Whatever the reason, this laid-back, sprightly little blues rock number was ubiquitous for well over a year.

1. t.A.T.u - "All The Things She Said"

You may have tried to forget them, but it's likely all the things they said (ALL THE THINGS THEY SAID) are still running through your head (RUNNING THROUGH YOUR HEAD).

As a culture, we didn't really know what to do about lesbians in 2002. We took some small steps into accepting the LGBT community, but they were still treated with extremes, being entirely ignored or selfishly exploited. Guess which category t.A.T.u fell into?

It should be noted that these famous Russian Catholic school girls aren't actually lesbians, they were just playing the part for a music video, trying to titillate people into listening to their music. It worked, obviously.

The song was catchy enough to make the rather lewd video seem like a reasonable thing to play on an endless loop for a few months, and the two teen girls landed at the top of the UK Charts and became the first Russian group to break the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.


According to this bonkers Paul McCartney profile 'The Beatles' used to come together... Literally

According to this bonkers Paul McCartney profile 'The Beatles' used to come together... Literally

Everyone love The Beatles. Your mom and dad love The Beatles.

You probably at least like The Beatles. And, apparently, even The Beatles loved The Beatles.

Sometimes literally. All together.

Kind of makes you think about "Octopus' Garden" in a whole different light now, doesn't it now???

 

 

 

Sir Paul McCartney, the only Beatle to be both alive and a knight, gave a bonkers interview for GQ's cover story,

in which he revealed way more than we ever thought we'd know about the sex lives of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Maybe more than we wanted to know. But now that it's out there, we have to talk about it.

They came together. And we must come together in knowing about it, yeah

People on Twitter are basically losing their minds over the incredibly salacious article which, as this person pointed out, goes way above and beyond what was expected:

 

 There are lots of nuggets of gold sprinkled throughout the article, which is well worth a read in its entirety. There is an appearance by Kanye, of course:

 

And a wonderfully shade-filled appearance by Quincy Jones:

But most people online, being a bunch of pervs (same tbh), have zeroed in on this NSFW story about the Beatles all jerking off together:

COME AGAIN?!?! (That's what they said!)

 

Not that I'm surprised it happened. I just never thought I'd live to hear someone who goes by the title "Sir" describe it in detail.
And as this person pointed out, many Beatles songs will now be forever changed—for the better, of course. Like these:

Also: Norwegian Wood, Don't Let Me Down, I Want to Hold Your Hand and, of course, With a Little Help From My Friends.


20 Popular Songs With Creepy Hidden Messages

20 Popular Songs With Creepy Hidden Messages

The Beatles were the first to popularise backmasking, a technique in which backwards sound is added to tracks that are designed to be played forwards. The Beatles originally used the process to hide humourous messages in their songs, a trend followed by a number of popular artists since.

Backmasking has been a controversial topic in the past, with some Christian groups claiming that it has been used to hide subliminal Satanic messages. This has led to anti-backmasking legislation being proposed, record-burning protests being held, and countless hours being spent by adolescents rewinding their tape decks and record players.

These days, backmasking is mainly used to hide little Easter Eggs in songs, often with a reference to other works, or for comedic effect. Of course, there's also some hidden messages that are so bizarre, not even the original artists have managed to explain them properly.

This list takes a look at twenty popular songs that have very creepy back-masked messages hidden in them, from heavy metal legends to pop chart toppers.

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20. Ozzy Osbourne - Bloodbath In Paradise

Album: No Rest for the Wicked

Message: "Your mother sells whelks in Hull."

Following the controversy of hidden satanic messages in Black Sabbath's work, Ozzy decided to have a bit of fun with this parody of the infamous Exorcist quote.

19. Nelly Furtado - Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)

Album: The Spirit Indestructible

Message: "Oh My God! Descending to the 13th floor, 14, 16, Were on the 11th floor, descending to the 12th floor."

These bizarre backing vocals can be found playing in reverse throughout the latter part of the song, particularly clear in Furtado's a capella version.

 

 18. Franz Ferdinand - Michael

Album: Franz Ferdinand

Message: "She's worried about you, call your mother."

A genuinely nice message, we can still imagine how weirded out the first person to discover this little gem must have been.

17. Ash - Evil Eye

Album: Meltdown

Message: "She's giving me the evil eye, suck Satan's c**k."

This delightful message can be found right at the beginning of Evil Eye, the third track on Meltdown.

16. Bloodhound Gang - Lift Your Head Up High (And Blow Your Brains Out)

Album: One Fierce Beer Coaster

Message: "Devil child will wake up and eat Chef Boyardee Beefaroni."

It's probably best not to read too much into this one, with Bloodhound Gang not a band known to take themselves too seriously.

15. Mindless Self Indulgence - Backmask

Album: Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy

Message: "Hurry up! Get dressed for church. Who needs me to suck their d**k?"

Considering the entire song is a tribute to the practice of back-masking, it's probably not surprising that Mindless Self Indulgence decided to include their own hidden message.

14. Moby - Machete

Album: Play

Message: "I have to say goodbye."

Perhaps a reference to Moby's slowly fading relevance after his '90s success, this melancholic message can be found about halfway through the track.

13. The Used - Cut Up Angels

Album: In Love and Death

Message: "Happiness is a warm gun, yes it is."

This dark message isn't quite as off the cuff as it might originally seem. It's a reference to a Beatles track of the same name, which in turn was a reference to a gun magazine's slogan that John Lennon found funny.

12. Chumbawamba - Look! No Strings!

Album: Shhh

Message: "Oh f**k me Jesus!"

Chumbawumba are notorious for their various hidden messages, and have found themselves on the receiving end of Satanic message claims. This one is in reference to their "F**k Me Jesus" tour.

11. Frank Zappa - Hot Poop

Album: We're Only in It for the Money

Message: "Shut your f**king mouth about the length of my hair. How would you survive if you were alive, sh**ty little person?"

One of the angrier messages on this list, this tongue-in-cheek rant is typical of Zappa's humorous, iconoclastic views of the world. Or he's just unhappy because someone made fun of his hair earlier that day.

10. The White Stripes - Walking With A Ghost

Album: Walking with a Ghost EP

Message: "Get out of my mind!"

Walking with a Ghost was written by indie duo Tegan and Sara, though their original release didn't feature this paranoid message that appears during the backwards solo.

9. Tool - Intension

Album: 10,000 Days

Message: "Listen to your mother. Your father is right. Work hard. Stay in school. Listen to your mother. Your father is right. Listen to your mother. Your father is right."

Like the Franz Ferdinand track's hidden message, this seems like quite a nice sentiment initially. As it goes on though, things start to get creepy.

8. "Weird Al" Yankovic - Nature Trail To Hell

Album: "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D

Message: "Satan eats Cheez Whiz."

As someone who makes his career through parodying the music industry, it's no surprise that Weird Al decided to create his own hidden backtrack, in this satire of the Satanic message hysteria.

7. Slayer - Hell Awaits

Album: Hell Awaits

Message: "Join us!" x45.

This creepy hidden chant begins as a hushed whisper, before slowly escalating into terrifying shouts.

6. Darkthrone - As Flittermice As Satan's Spy

Album: Transilvanian Hunger

Message: "In the name of God, let the churches burn."

Darkthrone's brand of Norwegian heavy metal has no qualms about offending people, as shown in this anti-religious sentiment found near the end of the track.

5. Electric Light Orchestra - Fire On High

Album: Face The Music

Message: "The music is reversible, but time is not. Turn back! Turn back! Turn back! Turn back!"

Electric Light Orchestra might not be the first band you'd turn to when thinking of creepy hidden music, but their various works are littered with bizarre backwards statements.

4. Pink Floyd - Empty Spaces

Album: The Wall

Message: "Congratulations, you've just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the funny farm, Chalfont."

This hidden message has been interpreted by fans as having two different meanings. One is the foreshadowing of The Wall's character's descent into madness, while others believe it references Syd Barrett's mental breakdown before the song's release.

3. The Mars Volta - Eunuch Provocateur

Album: Tremulant EP

Message: "Have mommy or daddy ever had to spank you?"

Perhaps The Mars Volta are genuinely conducting a study on childhood trauma, but this is one of the most unnerving hidden messages we've heard.

2. Soundgarden - 665

Album: Ultramega OK

Message: "Santa I love you baby. My Christmas king. Santa you're my king. I love you Santa baby. Got what I need."

Now, we enjoy Christmas as much as anyone. But this parody of hidden Satanic messages probably takes the love of Mr. Claus a bit too far.

1. At The Drive-In - 300 MHz

Album: Vaya

Message: "Your enamel made no reflection in our mirror, coughing up the coffins, cotton candy coated teeth these pockets were clinching all filled with teeth, amnesia proletariat, in the unlikely event that sarcasm is an unfitting dress, amnesia proletariat, amnesia proletariat, amnesia, coughing up the coffins cotton candy coated teeth, these pockets were clinching, all filled with teeth sharpened on the f**king hides of men."

The fact that this lengthy hidden message is made up of re-cut lines from earlier parts of the song doesn't change the fact that this is the strangest, most disturbing message on this list.


12 Classic Song Questions Are Finally Being Answered

12 Classic Song Questions Are Finally Being Answered

 


MUSIC QUIZ / 4 DECADES OF MUSIC HITS

MUSIC QUIZ / 4 DECADES OF MUSIC HITSCan you pick the decade in which each of these music hits was released?



11 Infamous Rock Star Arrests

Axl Rose wearing a Use Your Illusion shirt? I didn't know he was a fan of Guns N Roses.

The Most Popular Song Of Each Year From 1940 To 2017

The Most Popular Song Of Each Year From 1940 To 2017

YouTube user Sutherland put together this fantastic chronological compilation of the most popular song (according to the U.S. Billboard chart) of each year from the last 77 years.

 

 


5 Pop Songs That Are Sneaky Remakes Of Other Songs

5 Pop Songs That Are Sneaky Remakes Of Other Songs -

 

By and large, our reaction to hearing that something’s being redone is “Yuck“. And that makes sense: isn’t it more fun to create something new than to experience the same stuff over and over again? Don’t we wanna be like our pop artists, always on the cutting edge? Well, I’m afraid a surprise is in store, as these same cutting-edge pop artists I just invented for the sake of my article have actually been remaking other songs under our noses this entire time! Want the proof? Turn it up, baby.

 


5 People Having A Worse Week Than You

5 People Having A Worse Week Than You

 

 

5. Michael Cohen, because he can be charged with crimes any day now.

Yesterday, The New York Times reported that former Trump Organization lawyer and Republican National Committee deputy finance chairman Michael Cohen is having a hell of a bad Monday.

According to the Times, federal prosecutors are investigating whether Cohen "committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own."

Wow. $20 million worth of bank fraud sure sounds like a lot of bank fraud!

They are also zeroing in on whether Cohen violated campaign finance laws (or any other laws) when he made the deals to silence Stormy Daniels and other women with whom Trump had affairs.

While we already knew he was in trouble, the Times reports that the investigation "has entered the final stage and prosecutors are considering filing charges by the end of August." That's soon!

Cohen has already shown his willingness to throw Trump under the bus, having released a secret tape of Trump before Omarosa made it cool.

The day Cohen flips to save his own ass will likely be a bad day for Trump. Hopefully it happens on a Monday.

4. Mark Wahlberg, because he got beaten by Asians this time, instead of the other way around.

 

While Marky Mark Wahlberg of Funky Bunch fame is mostly known today as the human embodiment of a Boston accent and burger entrepreneur, he committed a hate crime back in the eighties. It's a fact that Hollywood conveniently seems to forget about.

In 1988, a 16-year-old Mark Wahlberg assaulted two Asian men who were trying to steal two cases of beer from a convenience store. He attacked one of the men with a wooden stick, and punching the other in the face, leaving one of the victims blind in one eye.

Wahlberg also hurled racial slurs, calling them "Vietnam f–king s–t" and ranting about "gooks" to the police when he was arrested.

So, yeah. Wahlberg was also sued for allegedly breaking a guy's jaw.

While beating him at the box office isn't exactly the same thing as beating him in a hate crime, the Asian community got a little bit of poetic justice when the enchanting rom-com Crazy Rich Asians triumphed over Wahlberg's latest generic action movie.

 

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Hey Mark Wahlberg:

3. Nicki Minaj, because her album didn't debut at number one and she's blaming it on a baby.

Nicki Minaj recently dropped her fourth studio album, Queen, and while it's getting a lot of "Yaaaaaaas Queen"s from fans, it isn't nearly enough.

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Minaj was topped on the Billboard chart by Travis Scott, whom you likely know as Kylie Jenner's baby daddy.

 

https://twitter.com/billboard/status/1031276516045402112

 

The Queen is extremely salty by having been beat by a Kardashian boyfriend, basically calling the Billboard chart "fake news!", suggesting that his album is only doing well because Kylie tweeted out that she and Stormi are joining Scott on the tour.

 

https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/1031278618561921025

 

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Stormi hasn't even been alive for a full year, yet she has more power than all of us combined.

https://twitter.com/AsteadWesley/status/1031410855668264961

 

Meanwhile, Stormi's probably napping in her crib made of the finest gilded mahogany like:

 

2. Ireland Balwin, because her dad commented on her thirst trap.

 

It pains me to include "dad" and "thirst trap" in the same sentence...but this is Trump's America, baby!!!

Ireland Baldwin, the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, is blessed by genetics, and shares pictures of herself being beautiful on Instagram.

Her father is not impressed by many of the pictures, commenting on a particularly straddle-y picture of hers.

 

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"No. Just...no," her dad writes.

Dads gonna dad, and make me cringe with whatever that German word for "extreme secondhand embarrassment" is.

1. New Yorkers who had their mornings ruined by goats on the lam.

How was your commute this morning? Did you get stuck in traffic? Was the traffic caused by goats? Well if you live in Brooklyn, it was.

It what is something very adorable to everyone who wasn't running late because of literal farm animals, the N train in New York City was diverted to a different track because of some hipster goats taking a walk around Brooklyn. Even they're devastated by how much Brooklyn has changed.

https://twitter.com/NYCTSubway/status/1031562440251793409

 

https://twitter.com/NYCTSubway/status/1031564998529699840

 

The rescue mission is underway.

https://twitter.com/NYCTSubway/status/1031576911825305600

 

As any New Yorker will tell you, goats on the tracks is still a preferable subway inconvenience to "Showtime!"

You go, goats. Be free!


10 Unforgettable Freddie Mercury Moments

10 Unforgettable Freddie Mercury Moments

The greatest frontman in rock history...


HERE IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF INTERNET

HERE IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF INTERNET


Pizza Boy Shows Up And Starts Playing Piano


Foo Fighters Dave Grohl Plays Every Instrument On A 23 Minute Multi-Track Original Instrumental

Foo Fighters Dave Grohl Plays Every Instrument On A 23 Minute Multi-Track Original Instrumental

 

In the film Play, former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl narrates a short clip about “Join the Band“, a youth-oriented music camp that stresses the importance of creativity in a young person’s life. Wanting to challenge himself in the same way that these kids were doing for themselves, Grohl decided to record a live 23 minute, multi-track original instrumental for which he would play all of the instruments.

“PLAY” by Dave Grohl celebrates the rewards and challenges of dedicating one’s life to playing and mastering a musical instrument. Part one opens with narrated behind the scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance.


12 Mashups That Really Friggin’ Work

12 Mashups That Really Friggin’ Work

Smushing two songs together that don’t belong — the perfect generator for ironically detached Internet humor! And, buddy, we’ve got a bunch of these bad-on-purpose mashups that… hang on, standby… Oh. Oh no. I, um… shoot. These mashups actually work. Like, really friggin’ well. Like, you’re gonna wanna add them to your playlists immediately, well. Crap. I was really in the mood for some trashy, cheesy mashups. Um. You know what? You gotta play with the hand you’re dealt. Let’s listen to these mashups that are very, very good and, uh, let’s just do the best we can.


MUSIC QUIZ / SONG TITLES 'AGAIN'

MUSIC QUIZ / SONG TITLES 'AGAIN'

Can you pick the correct words to complete these song titles?

 



Russian Singer Hilariously Smacks Her Head Into The Car Door While Doing The “Kiki Challenge”

Russian Singer Hilariously Smacks Her Head Into The Car Door While Doing The “Kiki Challenge”

This is the embarrassing moment a woman smacks into a car door trying to complete the Drake music video challenge currently sweeping the globe. The song ‘In My Feelings’ has inspired thousands of people around the world to post videos of themselves, dancing and jumping out of moving cars.


MUSIC QUIZ / MALE SINGER BLITZ

MUSIC QUIZ / MALE SINGER BLITZ

Can you pick the artist who sang each of the following songs?

 

 


How Pink Floyd Made Dark Side Of The Moon

How Pink Floyd Made Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most famous and best selling albums of all time. A flagship release of the progressive rock genre that dominated the late 60s and much of the 70s, it changed the world of music forever with genre-fusing instrumentation and progressive vocal sampling techniques. Pink Floyd are responsible for such masterpieces as Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, and of course, Dark Side of the Moon. The members of this legendary band include Roger Waters on bass, David Gilmour on guitar, Rick Wright on keyboards and Nick Mason on drums. Syd Barrett was one of the founding members but he left the band in the late 60s after their album Saucerful of Secrets because of mounting mental problems caused by overexposure to psychedelic drugs. Pink Floyd are one of the best selling bands of all time and remain popular to this day, with former members Roger Waters and David Gilmour still releasing music to this day. Roger Waters recently embarked on a world tour, making many statements against US President Donald Trump in the process.


Number 9

Number 9

The result of years of work and representing the absolute pinnacle of Beethoven’s skill as both a composer and musician, Symphony No. 9 is widely considered one of the single finest pieces of music ever created- a fact made all the more impressive when you consider Beethoven himself was completely deaf when he finished composing it in 1824, with its debut performance occurring at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna on May 7, 1824.


'Three From Hell’ Teaser Trailer From Rob Zombie

'Three From Hell’ Teaser Trailer From Rob Zombie

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It seems that Baby, Otis and Captain Spaulding all survived the events of The Devil’s Rejects, as Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley and Sid Haig are back in next year’s Three from Hell. We’ve got the official teaser trailer for you today, as Rob Zombie is showing it off during his “Twins of Evil” tour with Marilyn Manson and has uploaded a clip online!